Medications Medications are a common cause of dry mouth—over 500 medications list dry mouth as a potential side effect. This includes antidepressants, antihypertensives, antihistamines, opioids, diuretics, benzodiazepines, and many other types of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Learn more about medications with dry mouth side effects.
DIABETES- Diabetics often experience dry mouth symptoms, typically due to elevated blood sugar and side effects of medications. Dry mouth is both a symptom and cause of high blood sugar. A diabetic’s dry mouth symptoms can lead to widespread tooth decay, resulting in blood sugar increases as the body attempts to fight infection. Read more about treating dry mouth from diabetes.
Sjogren's Syndrome- Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that destroys the glands that produce tears and saliva. As a result, Sjogren’s is commonly known for its two major symptoms: dry mouth and dry eyes. While some patients may require prescription medications or surgery, Sjogren’s can often be controlled with dry mouth remedies like XyliMelts. Read more about treating dry mouth from Sjogren’s Syndrome.
CANCER TREATMENT- Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatments often struggle with dry mouth symptoms, as salivary glands can be damaged or destroyed during the treatment process. In some cases, cancer-related dry mouth is temporary and will subside once treatment is completed and in other cases it lasts for the lifetime. Read more about finding relief from cancer dry mouth symptoms.
Benefits of Xylitol- What makes XyliMelts so effective against dry mouth? The key ingredient is xylitol, a naturally sweet carbohydrate found in raspberries, corn, oats, and other plants. Xylitol cannot be digested by the harmful mouth bacteria that cause tooth decay, gum disease, and infections. Plus, when xylitol lingers in the mouth, it stimulates saliva and may reduce the risk of tooth decay. Clinical studies suggest that you can maximize the benefits of xylitol by slowly releasing a conti