Dry Mouth Causes and Remedies
There are many dry mouth causes and remedies. You may not realize, but dry mouth could be impacting your everyday life. Dry mouth may be caused by dehydration, medication, exercise, or even age and gender. If you want to combat the real negative effects of dry mouth, you need to know the real cause.
Is there anything more embarrassing, annoying, or unfortunate than bad breath? Nobody wants to hear from a friend, coworker or family member that he or she suffers from bad breath. Imagine going in for an interview for your dream job, only to have your first impression spoiled because of that foul odor coming out of your mouth. Or maybe you have a date with someone you fancy but he or she can smell your breath from across the table…not good! Say goodbye to date number two and a goodnight kiss, because that will be the last time you see that person. Don’t ruin your social or professional life because your dry mouth is causing bad breath. Speak to a doctor or dentist if your dry mouth is not treatable via over-the-counter methods. SmartMouth’s Dry Mouth Relief oral rinse is the only activated rinse that eliminates* bad breath AND dry mouth all at once.
Gum Disease & Gingivitis
Dry mouth can affect your oral health in a variety of ways, from contributing to the formation of cavities to different types of gum diseases such as gingivitis and other periodontal issues. All of these contribute to tooth loss and bad breath. No matter the reason, if you suffer from dry mouth you are leaving your mouth more susceptible to germs, cavities, and disease. Dry mouth impacts the amount of saliva in your mouth, which helps wash away bacteria and food particles from your teeth and keep your mouth cleaner throughout the day. Therefore, a low amount of saliva means more unwanted bacteria in your mouth. These unwanted bacteria produce volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) which actually break down soft oral tissue.
Medication and Age
Most elderly people have to take some sort of medication on a daily basis. Whether it is for allergies, serious health conditions, or you woke up not feeling well, your medicine could cause you to experience dry mouth! In fact, it’s the #1 most common side effect! Dry mouth also can show up more the older you get. There isn’t a direct correlation between the two, but adults tend to take more medicine, leaving them more susceptible to dry mouth.
Because dry mouth is often linked to a lack of saliva in your mouth, it can impact the types of foods you eat and how well you digest these foods. Digestion begins in your mouth, with saliva starting the breakdown of food. Some report dry mouth so severe it prevents the ability to properly swallow! Furthermore, a lack of saliva in your mouth can affect how well you are able to taste different foods. Don’t let dry mouth take away the little enjoyments in life, such as one’s favorite meal.
The best dry mouth remedy is using SmartMouth Dry Mouth mouthwash. SmartMouth eliminates existing bad breath AND gets rid of dry mouth! SmartMouth Dry Mouth mints are great for on the go relief!