If you suffer from chronic dry mouth, you know that it’s more than an occasional inconvenience – it’s an ongoing condition that affects your everyday life. Whether it’s the hassle of always needing to keep a bottle of water within arm’s reach or the embarrassment of having bad breath or difficulty speaking for long periods of time, dry mouth – or xerostomia as it’s known in the medical community – is no fun at all.
Furthermore, if left untreated, dry mouth can lead to a variety of oral health issues, everything from sore throat and hoarseness to more serious issues like tooth decay, mouth infections and increased risk of gingivitis.
What Causes Dry Mouth?
Dry mouth is more common than you might think. According to the ADA Science Institute, nearly 65% of the general population suffer from it. The most common cause of dry mouth is prescription and over-the-counter medications. In fact, there are more than 700 medications on the market today that are known to cause dry mouth. Other causes include medical conditions like diabetes or Sjögren’s syndrome, as well as certain medical treatments like radiation therapy to the head and neck.
Whatever the cause, we hear about dry mouth from our patients on a regular basis. Typically, our patients are looking for relief and don’t know where to find it, or they have tried over-the-counter dry mouth treatment solutions or home remedies that don’t seem to work.
Until now, we haven’t had a great recommendation for them. Well, not anymore.
Xerostomia Relief Spray from 3M
We’re now pleased to offer 3M Xerostomia Relief Spray, a professional dry mouth treatment that comes in a small, easy-to-use vial. Below are several reasons as to why we like this product and, more importantly, why we think you will like it if you suffer from dry mouth:
- It’s highly effective*
- It’s clinically proven
- It’s long-lasting (providing up to 4 hours of relief)
- It’s quick and easy-to-use
- It’s conveniently sized (so it fits in your pocket or purse)
* According to one clinical study, 3M Xerostomia Relief Spray was proven to be 92% effective in improving patients’ dry mouth symptoms.
Ready to Get the Relief You Seek?
Just so you know, we are presented with any number of dental and oral health products that we could recommend to our patients. However, there is only a select number of products that we feel confident enough in to recommend. 3M Xerostomia Relief Spray is one such product. It’s available by prescription only, so, if you are suffering from dry mouth and are looking for relief, please ask us about it at your next appointment so that we can determine whether or not it’s right for you. If you have questions about it, feel free to contact us for more information.