Oral Care IS Critical Care

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The evidence that good oral health is integral to good overall health is strong and continues to grow.  Studies link periodontal disease to complications with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, pre-term labor and pneumonia. (Leon, 2007) (Tarannum, 2007) (Beck, 1996) (Mustapha, 2007) (Tsai, 2002)  If you do not have a healthy mouth, then your overall health is compromised in some way. In 2000 a Surgeon …

Home Remedies for Dry Mouth

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Dry mouth isn’t a new issue. Individuals have been suffering from dry mouth for centuries. With the advent of technology, over the last 100 years the medical community has made significant strides in providing relief from this uncomfortable condition. While talking with your doctor about dry mouth is the best option for relief, there are a few home remedies you …

Dry Mouth and Foods That Work

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Quality nutrition is the key to good health. The symptoms of dry mouth can be minimized with the help of certain foods. While individuals with dry mouth might have difficulty eating certain foods, the foods that we discuss in today’s article can help to curb the effects of dry mouth to produce a pleasant eating experience. Hydration The first step …

Signs of Dry Mouth and Signals to Take Action

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Dry mouth can be confusing to someone who has never experienced it before. If you think you may have dry mouth, be on the lookout for these signs and signals, and be sure to check with your physician to discuss your concerns. Let’s take a look at what dry mouth is, the signs you should be aware of, and a …

Dry Mouth and Foods to Avoid

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Did you know that your diet can contribute to dry mouth? Certain foods can cause dry mouth symptoms to flare up. Let’s identify a few food groups that should stay off of the menu for those with dry mouth. Acidic Acidic foods such as citrus fruits or carbonated sodas can cause dryness in the mouth. The acid from excessive consumption …

I’m Too Young to Have Dry Mouth!

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Are you experiencing dry mouth? Dry mouth isn’t just for the older generations. This arid nuisance can claim just about anyone as it’s victim. Thankfully, it can be treated, and there are solutions for prevention as well. What Causes Dry Mouth? Dry mouth, known as xerostomia in the medical community, can be caused by a number of factors. There are …

Top 7 Reasons to Use Oral7® Every Day

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The evidence that good oral health is integral to good overall health is strong and continues to grow.  Studies link periodontal disease to complications with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, pre-term labor and pneumonia. (Leon, 2007) (Tarannum, 2007) (Beck, 1996) (Mustapha, 2007) (Tsai, 2002)  If you do not have a healthy mouth, then your overall health is compromised in some way. Oral7® Moisturizing Oral Care …

Sjögren’s Syndrome & Dry Mouth – In Their Own Words

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Sjögren’s Syndrome  Focus Group Sterre Health, Kendall Park, New Jersey (https://www.SterreHealth.com) conducted a focus group among opinion leaders at the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation’s Patient Conference in Tampa, Florida, 2015.  While the focus group was held over one year ago, the opinions and comments provided by the participants remain relevant and poignant and will so until there is a cure. The …

Dry Mouth from Salivary Gland Hypofunction Caused by Radiotherapy for Cancer of the Head and Neck

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Radiotherapy Radiation can be delivered either internally or externally and is considered a local treatment because only the cancer cells in the area of the body where the radiation is delivered are killed. If cancer exists outside the radiation field, those cancer cells are not affected by the radiation.  When delivered internally the oncologist implants tiny amounts or seeds of …

Chemotherapy Dry Mouth & Oral Health

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Chemotherapy Chemotherapy which means drug treatment has been in use since the ancient Greeks.  Today, chemotherapy is more commonly linked to cancer and cancer treatment.  In this context it means treatment with cytotoxic drugs and has been in use since the 1940’s.  The type of treatment and chemotherapy drugs you receive depends on a number of factors.  You may receive …