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Dry Mouth Chronicles, Causes and Tips for Xerostomia

By March 7, 2018Blog
dry mouth

What is Xerostomia?

Xerostomia sounds like the name of a scary drag queen, and it probably is. However, in this case, it’s the clinical name for dry mouth.

Millions of people across the world deal with dry mouth every day. If you’re one of those people plagued by this common ailment, know there are ways to combat this inconvenient truth. As with all enemies, get to know weaknesses if you want to win the war. Let’s take a look at this terrible yet conquerable issue known as dry mouth.

What Is It?

Xerostomia, aka dry mouth, aka cotton mouth, aka dough mouth, aka ewww, is associated with the salivary glands. It comes from the Greek word “Xeros” meaning dry and “Stoma” meaning mouth. One of the worst side effects of dry mouth is halitosis or bad breath. Fixing dry mouth can stop bad breath. Keeping your mouth hydrated is an important healthy lifestyle habit.

What Causes It?

  • Sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration
  • Age
  • Prescription Side Effects

What Can I Do To Prevent It?

There are so many different things you can do to prevent cotton mouth. If you have severe dry mouth when you wake up, have some water by your bed in a closed container. Hydrating first-thing in the morning is a great wellness habit and brushing your teeth is one way to eliminate bad breath.

If you’re feeling anxious, remember to breathe. Stop and breathe. This can benefit you in so many ways, not just regaining wetness in the mouth.

Moondani Natural Breath Spray is the best way to beat dry mouth on the go. It fights bad breath with its hydrating formula and combats anxiety with its aromatics. The portable size is perfect for your pocketbook and fits in the palm of your hand. It’s cute and ultra-hydrating!

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