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STRATEGIES FOR RELIEVING TOO LITTLE SALIVA OR DRY MOUTH

STRATEGIES FOR RELIEVING TOO LITTLE SALIVA OR DRY MOUTH – PART III

We talked earlier about saliva and its functions, the common symptoms of dry mouth and its causes. Now, we will tackle the best strategies to manage dry mouth. As said earlier, the medications we take are mostly the main cause for dry mouth, and given these facts, we need to diminish the negative impact of medications on our oral tissues. First, we need to identify the drugs causing dry mouth symptoms and your physician can help you with this, then finding possible substitutions without the drying effect. When you have several medical caregivers, make sure all of them are aware of all the drugs you take, as it is possible to eliminate some of your medications. Remember, the less medications …

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HOW TO MANAGE TOO LITTLE SALIVA OR DRY MOUTH

HOW TO MANAGE TOO LITTLE SALIVA OR DRY MOUTH

Many who use parenteral and enteral nutrition (HPEN) complain of xerostomia or dry mouth. Dry mouth seems to be an indirect result of (HPEN), and although dry mouth is not a very serious problem related to (HPEN), it can really diminish the quality of life especially with its consequences that may negatively affect both systemic and oral health. Before talking about the useful strategies to alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth, we need to know what saliva is and what its functions are. Saliva is 99% water, but it has other important components including the enzymes that start digesting starch and fat before swallowing the food; opiorphin which is a natural painkiller and mucin proteins that help lubricate oral soft …

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