Suffering with Dry Mouth...
Dry mouth is a feeling that there is not enough saliva in your mouth. Your mouth needs saliva in order for it to work properly. Saliva lubricates and cleanses the mouth, helps to process food and prevents infection. Dry mouth can cause irritation, make speaking and eating difficult, affect dentures, cause tooth decay and contribute to bad breath.
There are several causes of dry mouth:
- Prescription & Non-Prescription medication
- Medical conditions such as diabetes, lupus, Sjögren's syndrome
- Medical Treatments such as radiotherapy
Symptoms of dry mouth include:
- Dry Mouth
- Thick, sticky saliva
- Sore Mouth
- Foods tasting different
- Not being able to eat certain foods i.e. spicy food
- Difficulty speaking and swallowing
- Bad Breath
There are many products available to help assist with dry mouth problems.
Biotene Mouthwash 500ml
Biotene Moisturising Mouthwash is part of Biotene's range of products to relieve the condition of dry mouth. People may suffer from dry mouth for a variety of reasons including stress, a reaction to medication, Sjogren's syndrome and diabetes. This product not only provides protection against dry mouth but also freshens the breath.
• Alcohol free.
• Triple enzyme system.
• Freshens breath.
Biotene Fluoride Toothpaste 100ml
Biotene Fluoride Toothpaste helps people with a dry mouth to maintain good oral hygiene, helps prevent cavities & fights bad breath. Sometimes the amount of saliva you produce maybe reduced to 50% before dry mouth symptoms are noticed. So if you suspect you may be one of the millions suffering with dry mouth, brushing with Biotène Fluoride Toothpaste is a simple way to help maintain the health of your mouth.
• Contains no Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
• Gentle, low-foaming formula
• Contains fluoride to protect against tooth decay
Biotene Dry Mouth Saliva Replacement Gel 50g
Mouth moisturising gel ideal for anyone suffering with a dry mouth.
Biotene dry mouth gel is a long-lasting treatment for a range of dry mouth conditions. Each application keeps your mouth feeling moist and comfortable for up to 5 hours at a time, day and night.
The patented enzyme formulation supplements the mouths natural anti-bacterial defence system, helping to neutralise odours and unpleasant tastes. It moisturises the mouth and thus helps those who have difficulty in swallowing due to a dry mouth.
Biotene provides long-lasting relief and has a refreshing taste.