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How Does Davids Help With Dry Mouth?

Davids toothpaste includes glycerin which is a humectant designed to moisten your mouth and also works to activate your saliva glands to help reduce dry mouth. Davids toothpaste also includes birch xylitol which works as a natural sweetener, but also works to stimulate natural saliva production. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and premium mint oils are used in Davids toothpaste to help neutralize the bad breath associated with dry mouth.

Many people with dry mouth also suffer from mouth sores and/or the burning sensation caused by the foaming agent, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) commonly found in toothpaste. Davids is Sulfate Free (no SLS), so is gentler on the mouth and does not cause the same burning sensation associated with sulfates. Discover why so many people with dry mouth are making the switch to Davids toothpaste.

What Causes Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth, or xerostomia (zeer-o-STOE-me-uh), refers to a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don't make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Dry mouth is often due to the side effect of certain medications or aging issues or as a result of radiation therapy for cancer. Less often, dry mouth may be caused by a condition that directly affects the salivary glands.

Saliva helps prevent tooth decay by neutralizing acids produced by bacteria, limiting bacterial growth and washing away food particles. Saliva also enhances your ability to taste and makes it easier to chew and swallow. In addition, enzymes in saliva aid in digestion.

Decreased saliva and dry mouth can range from being merely a nuisance to something that has a major impact on your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, as well as your appetite and enjoyment of food.

Source: Mayo Clinic

Symptoms of Dry Mouth

If you're not producing enough saliva, you may notice these signs and symptoms all or most of the time:

Dryness or a feeling of stickiness in your mouth

Saliva that seems thick and stringy

Bad breath

Difficulty chewing, speaking and swallowing

Dry or sore throat and hoarseness

Dry or grooved tongue

A changed sense of taste

Problems wearing dentures

Source: Mayo Clinic