Many of us experience dry mouth at some point in our lives. Dry mouth affects 1 in 4 people and could potentially lead to health issues if left untreated.
Understand the causes of dry mouth and saliva's starring role in keeping your mouth moist, balanced and protected.
Our mouth is the gateway to our bodies. Our saliva acts as the first barrier of defence against viruses, bacteria and infections and serves important functions such as transporting food, strengthening immunity and repairing and nourishing teeth.
Many of today's oral care products contain detergent, chemicals or alcohol that upsets the oral flora or dries out the mouth with constant use. This can in time affect our salivary glands' ability to produce saliva, potentially leading to dry mouth and other oral issues. Oral7's formulation utilizes salivary enzymes naturally found in our own healthy saliva to boost your mouth's defence system in the safest way.
The mouth is protected by a delicately balanced bio-system of enzymes and lubricants in the saliva allowing ‘good bacteria’ to flourish and inhibiting the growth of ‘bad bacteria’. Dry mouth occurs when you do not produce enough saliva to keep your mouth wet.
Many activities or situations can cause the mouth to produce less saliva, upsetting the delicate balance of the mouth’s flora:
- Drinking alcohol
- Prolonged air travel
- Sleeping(especially mouth breathers)
- Strenuous physical activity
In addition, many widely used and often prescribed medications(1) can cause the mouth to cry out for moisture, e.g.:
- Antihistamines, Anti-inflammatories, Antihypertensives
- Antidepressants, Anticholinergics, Antiparkinsonians
- Diuretics, Bronchodilators, Antipsychotics
Enjoy the lubricating experience of the new Oral7® range of oral care products especially developed for your daily comfort! The new Oral7® range of oral care products are extra beneficial for Dry Mouth sufferers.
Many of today’s oral care products contain SLS(2) or alcohol that can dry out the mouth following constant use. Now experience the difference:
Cleans away bacteria associated with bad breath, sore gums, cavities and plaque.
Soothes and hydrates the entire mouth, helping to maintain gum and mucosal lining integrity.
Assists in the remineralization of tooth enamel for a stronger and brighter smile.
Natural, enzymatic formulation that lubricates and protects mouth tissue against minor irritations for lasting comfort.
Extra beneficial for those suffering from Dry Mouth.
There are a number of medical conditions(3) and treatments that can disturb a healthy mouth:
- Sjögren’s Syndrome
- Kidney dialysis
These can limit the flow of saliva which can lead to ‘Dry Mouth’ (Xerostomia). A dry mouth can cause tooth decay, bad breath, gum disease and aphthous ulcers when the mouth’s natural flora is disturbed, allowing harmful bacteria to flourish.
Natural active enzymes without the use of harsh chemicals. Suitable for long-term use.
Produced in the UK & Italy under strict regulations, recommended by healthcare professionals worldwide.
Suitable for the entire family and even for the most highly compromised patients
- (1) Over 1,800 prescription and non-prescription drugs (Sreebny, L. M., D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., “A useful source for the Drug – Dry Mouth Relationship”, Journal of Dental Education, Vol. 68, Nr. 1)
- (2) Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, a synthetic foaming detergent.
- (3) Many pregnant women experience swollen and bleeding gums caused by a build-up of plaque (bacteria) on the teeth. The hormonal changes that take place in the body during pregnancy can cause the plaque to make the gums more inflamed.
Oral7® is sold in pharmacies, health stores and some supermarkets in Europe, Asia and Australia.