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What is Xerostomia?

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  • 1. What is Xerostomia or dry mouth?Maximum moisturizing effect and care of dry mouth
  • 2. What is Xerostomia? Xerostomia is the most common clinical manifestation of salivary dysfunction, involving a reduction or absence of salivary secretion. It has a severe impact on quality of life, making it hard to carry out basic oral functions like chewing, swallowing and phonation, among others. It affects: Soft tissues: desiccation, burning, irritation, mucositis, gingivitis, etc. Hard tissues: caries, dental sensitivity, etc.
  • 3. Types of Xerostomia 2 types of Xerostomia: IRREVERSIBLE Salivary glands produce NO saliva (Sjögren’s XEROSTOMIA Syndrome, radiotherapy treatment). REVERSIBLE XEROSTOMIA Reduction in salivary gland function.
  • 4. Causes of XerostomiaSaliva reduction can occur in different situations throughout our everyday lives: Diabetes and other systemic diseases Unbalanced diet People undergoing radiotherapy Tobacco and alcohol intake Stress, anxiety and/or depression Missing teeth Elderly Public speaking
  • 5. Clinical signs and symptoms of Xerostomia Dry and irritated mouth Burning mouth Pasty mouth when waking Thick and stringy saliva Cracked lips and tongue Difficulty swallowing Changes in taste perception Higher caries incidence Cracked tongue Halitosis Gum inflammation
  • 6. Daily habits for curing dry mouth -Carry out proper oral hygiene using formulations containing Betaine, Xylitol, Allantoin, Aloe Vera and Sodium fluoride which help hydrate oral mucosa. *Especially avoid mouthwashes with alcohol -Adequate water intake on a regular basis -Wet lips regularly -Special dietary measures: o Avoid dry, sticky, spicy, acidic, salty or extremely hot or cold foods o Avoid products containing refined sugars o Eat cured cheeses o Eat vegetables and fruits
  • 7. Solutions for Xerostomia  Products that MOISTURIZE the oral cavity Keep oral mucosa wet thanks to its formula containing: Betaine, Xylitol, Aloe Vera. Indicated in: • People with no salivary production • People with a reduction in saliva production Does not contain alcohol Alcohol free Xeros DENTAID Xeros DENTAID Xeros DENTAID Moisturizer gel Toothpaste Mouthwash Most severe cases Daily oral hygiene
  • 8. Solutions for Xerostomia  Products that STIMULATE natural saliva production Increase natural saliva secretion without harming enamel thanks to its formula containing: Malic acid, Xylitol and its Buffer System. Indicated in: • People with reduced saliva production Alcohol free Xeros DENTAID Xeros DENTAID Xeros DENTAID Spray Tablets Chewing gum Convenient out-of-home packaging
  • 9. Maximum moisturizing effect and care of dry mouthMOISTURIZES STIMULATES
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