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Sore Dry Mouth Relief

Sore, severe dry mouth can be a real problem. Not only is it annoying, but it can interfere with food enjoyment, and contribute to bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay.

Dry Mouth Symptoms
If you have sore dry mouth, it's difficult to enjoy your food. There are many dry mouth symptoms. Xerostomia (dry mouth) can cause sores in the mouth, cracks on the corners of the mouth and lips, a burning sensation in the mouth and even dry, red raw tongue. In severe situations, swallowing and speaking will become difficult too. Another common side effect is bad breath and gum disease. For people who have dentures, it can make it difficult to wear them.

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Causes of Dry Mouth
Dry mouth has many causes, including:

  • Aging - Seniors tend to take medications that have dry mouth as a side effect.
  • Medications - Several prescription and non-prescription drugs, including those to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies, nausea, muscle relaxants and sedatives, Sjorgren's Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's, fibromyalgia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis among others can cause dry mouth.
  • Cancer therapy - Cancer treatment with chemotherapy or radiation, and nerve damage to the head and neck can also cause dry mouth.
  • Health disorders - Infections or conditions such as Sjorgren's Syndrome, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, autoimmune disorders, depression, anxiety, and stress may cause dry mouth.
  • Head & neck nerve damage - Any damage to the nerve during surgery or from trauma may result in permanent dry mouth.
  • Dry mouth at night, mouth breathing, or snoring - Mouth breathing dries the tissues and contributes to dry mouth, as does snoring.  Morning bad breath can be caused by mouth breathing during sleep.
  • Tobacco and alcohol - Excessive use of either smoking or chewing tobacco and alcohol drinks or mouthwash, can cause dry mouth.
    Dry mouth diabetes - If you have diabetes, make sure to practice good home oral hygiene, or may suffer with dry mouth, gum disease and tooth decay.

    What to do for Dry Mouth
    The steps below will help dry mouth.  The treatment, and how Cleure can help depends on the cause of your dry mouth.  Below are some suggestions:

    1.  If the cause is medications, ask your physician about alternatives to the drugs you need to take.

    2.  Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth moist. 

    3.  Use a small spray bottle filled with Cleure Mouthwash  and spray as needed in your mouth.  This will help neutralize the acids, help increase salivary flow and help with bad breath.

    4.  Suck on Cleure Breath Drops or chew Cleure Chewing Gum.   Xylitol has been shown to help increase salivary flow.

    5.  Use a room vaporizer to add moisture to the room.

    6.  Use an over-the-counter artificial saliva substitute such as Salagen or Salivart.

    7.  Brush with Cleure Toothpaste  to help continue to promote saliva with xylitol and prevent tooth decay.

    8.  Make sure to get regular professional cleanings with your dentist or dental hygienist. 

    9.  If you're prone to developing tooth decay, rinse every night with a Fluoride Rinse

    Flora Stay, D.D.S.

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