For those living with Sjogren's, or for those taking multiple meds, a Dry Mouth is one of the worst symptoms to cope with. It effects speech, the foods I can eat, & even how well I sleep at night.
I was told by my dentist that my teeth are suffering too as the lack of saliva means my teeth have no protection from acid attack.
So, I went on a hunt for a replacement for my saliva. I have tried EVERYTHING! Gels, they are ok at first but start to leave my mouth feeling sticky. Sweets are no good at night time even if they are the sugar free ones.
I found a spray - AST Advanced Saliva Technology. Easy to use, sugar free, leaves my mouth feeling cleaner, not all gummed up with sticky stuff.
On this saliva discovery journey I found out a few other facts too. Don't use toothpastes or mouthwashes with SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate)in as this nasty foaming agent dries out your mouth even more!
Avoid very hot drinks as this too dries the mouth.
The most important tip I discovered was where to spray the AST artificial saliva within my mouth. If I spray to the insides of my cheeks and under my tongue the spray acts like natural saliva & coats my teeth, tongue and gums and lasts for just under an hour. It lasts longer at night as long as I keep my mouth closed!
Amazing. Don't suffer, go and find a bottle. I found mine on line.
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