Dry mouth, oral dryness or xerostomia results from reduced or no saliva flow.The salivary glands in your mouth don’t make enough saliva to keep your mouth moist. Dry mouth is not a disease, but can be a symptom of various medical conditions, a side effect of cancer treatments or medications. It can also be caused by dehydration. Saliva is the secret helper in your mouth. It lubricates the soft tissues, helping you swallow and buffers and neutralises acids and sugars to help maintain a healthy environment in the mouth. It is often said you don’t notice saliva in your mouth until its not there!
Dry mouth can increase the risk of oral problems e.g. tooth decay, gum disease, acid erosion, fungal infections, taste alterations, bad breath. We have a number of products that will help relieve symptoms of dry mouth and keep your mouth healthy. You may find one suits you better than another, so a little trial and error may be required. Where possible we have sample/trial sizes available to help you work out what will work best for you. If you need help in choosing contact us – we are here to help you to a healthier smile.