Tuesday , December 12 2017

Tag Archives: SALIVA

HOW TO MANAGE TOO LITTLE SALIVA

MORE ABOUT HOW TO MANAGE TOO LITTLE SALIVA, PART II

There are specific symptoms and signs to the lack of salivary flow, and they include: – A dry sticky feeling in the mouth – Trouble speaking, chewing and swallowing – A dry rough tongue that feels cracked as well as cracked lips – Increased plaque on the teeth – Increase in tooth decay – Manifestation of fungus candida in the mouth or throat Actually, dry mouth is a common side effect of many medications, and this is the number one cause. You can say that the greater the number of drugs you take, the greater the risk of developing a parched mouth. The common medications that frequently cause dry mouth include anti- allergy medications, antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants, cardiovascular medication for …

Read More »
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 …

Read More »