Dry Mouth 101: Everything You Need to Know About Dry Mouth
At Hydralief, we are obsessed with Dry Mouth... Obsessed with getting rid of it, that is! We created our line of oral conditioning products to be your best option for relieving Dry Mouth discomfort. In order to do this, we had to become experts in the area of Dry Mouth. After eight years of studying and clinical trials, we think we can officially call ourselves Dry Mouth experts and we thought we should share some of our knowledge with you.
Here is our crash course on Dry Mouth and everything you need to know about it.
What is Dry Mouth?
It’s exactly what it sounds like: dryness in the mouth and throat caused by a saliva deficiency. Dry mouth is incredibly uncomfortable and can make simple, everyday activities like eating and speaking very difficult to do. Dry mouth can also cause a number of other mouth-related complications, including bad breath, gingivitis and tooth decay.
Symptoms of Dry Mouth include:
- dryness in mouth or throat
- stringy saliva
- frequent thirst
- bad breath
- difficulty chewing, speaking or swallowing
- dry or cracked lips
- tooth decay
- burning or irritation in the mouth
Who Gets Dry Mouth?
As much as 25% of the U.S. adult population has dry mouth and an estimated 70% of adults over age 70 suffer from it! However, anyone can get Dry Mouth, no matter your age.
What Causes Dry mouth?
Dry Mouth can be caused by a number of medical conditions, including cancer, autoimmune diseases (like Lupus and Sjogren’s Syndrome) and Diabetes. It can also be caused by up to 400 different prescription and over-the-counter medications - the more medications you’re on, the more likely you are to experience Dry Mouth.
How Can You Treat Dry Mouth?
You can increase your water intake, or chew sugar free gum, to try and ease your Dry Mouth symptoms, but we believe a Dry Mouth product like Hydralief is one of the most effective treatment routes. Our formula relieves Dry Mouth discomfort while also helping to promote healthy saliva flow in the mouth.
We hope this is helpful for you, or your loved one who is suffering Dry Mouth. Dry Mouth is difficult, but we truly believe there is hope for all sufferers. Note your symptoms, determine the cause, then find a treatment plan that works best for you.
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