Xerostomia treatment Xerostomia consists of a dry mouth due to a decrease in salivation by the salivary glands, saliva is very important, since apart from keeping our oral mucous membranes lubricated it also contains enzymes for a better digestion and reduces the accumulation of bacteria, since it contains antibacterial elements, which is very important to prevent the appearance of cavities, gingivitis and bad breath Xerostomia causes and treatment Xerostomia can be in two ways, reversible and irreversible: The reversible is when it is produced temporarily and can be due to medicines, tobacco, some foods... while the irreversible is due to damage to the glands that prevents the proper functioning of these, although the second case is reduced to few cases. The causes of xerostomia are very diverse, being the most frequent when speaking in public for a long time, stress and anxiety, diabetes, antihistamines, diuretics and chemotherapeutics among others, the use of prostheses, a diet low in vegetables and fruits and the most frequent, frequent consumption of tobacco and alcohol. Symptoms of xerostomia A dry mouth can produce a series of discomforts or pathologies that can reduce the quality of life, which are the following: Difficulty swallowing, chewing, speaking, taste disturbances, burning of the mouth. Dryness of the tissues, promoting redness and irritation, from inflammation of the mucous membranes and gums to ulcers and bacterial and fungal infections. Pharyngitis, laryngitis, constipation and dyspepsia. Increased tooth decay and tooth sensitivity. Treatment of xerostomia in your OnLine Pharmacy To combat xerostomia there are special sprays, pastes, gels and mouthwashes containing Xylitol, sodium fluoride, betaine... which are special ingredients to combat dryness as they refresh and also encourage salivation, so we can help keep our mouth healthy only with regular hygiene products. It is recommended to use toothbrushes with soft bristles and to maintain an adequate and conscientious oral hygiene in order to keep the xerostomia at bay: Cleaning the outside of the upper teeth and then the lower teeth. This step is very important, since many of us are satisfied with the external cleaning of the teeth and then we are surprised because plaque has appeared. It then cleans the chewing surfaces, i.e. the part of the teeth with which we chew. Finally, gently rub the brush over your tongue to get a fresher breath, but without overusing it or using the specific part of the brush to clean your tongue.