There are a number of medical conditions that can disturb a healthy mouth:
- Sjögren’s Syndrome
- Immunocompromised individuals (Auto-immune conditions, Geriatric, Palliative and Intensive Care patients)
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
Dry mouth, bad breath and gum disease develop in a large number of people with Type I, Type II and
gestational diabetes. These problems can cause serious complications such as soreness, sensitivity,
ulcers, infections, tooth decay and even tooth loss in serious cases of gum disease if diabetes is poorly managed.
Diabetes makes the mouth more sensitive to irritations and more prone to oral infections due to
an overabundance of bacterial growth because people with diabetes have:
- Less saliva and salivary enzymes to provide the natural antimicrobial protection in the mouth
- Higher sugar levels in their oral fluids which serve as a food source to pathogens in the mouth
- A tendency to lose collagen in the gum tissue, hastening gum destruction
- Interference with nutrition and healing in the gum Tissues
Many medications taken by people with diabetes for hypertension, cardiovascular disorders and kidney disease can affect the major and minor salivary glands’ ability to produce saliva, causing dry mouth as a major side effect.
How can Oral7 help?
- Specially formulated with natural salivary enzymes to provide gentle, yet effective oral care for at-risk individuals.
- Replaces the natural enzymes lacking in individuals suffering from treatment induced dry mouth, reinforcing the mouth’s natural defence system.
- Soothes and hydrates the entire mouth, helping to maintain gum and mucosal lining integrity.