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In this video I'm going to cover my top three natural remedies to help dry mouth, also called Xerostomia.
My name is Dr. Ray Hinish, nutritional pharmacist and host of the wellness show, Wake Up Healthy, which you can subscribe to for free through iTunes!
Let me start by saying, dry mouth is more than a nuisance, it can lead to major dental problems and many of my patients report that it interferes with sound sleep, causing them to wake up multiple times with cotton mouth.
And let's face it, when you don't sleep you feel terrible on top of whatever aches, pains, and health hassles you may have.
That's why it angers me when doctors just brush off patients with dry mouth, usually telling them to chew gum or pick up some Biotene mouthwash at the local pharmacy.
Dry mouth is usually caused by one of six main things: first is a condition called Sjogrens where the body attacks the fluid producing cells, literally killing off the saliva producing cells in the mouth; number two, prescription and non-prescription medications, in fact, there are literally hundreds of drugs that can cause dry mouth as an unwanted side effect, third, mild dehydration, makes sense, lack of fluids of course leads to drying of the tissues; four, mouth-breathing, this is usually caused by sinus problems; fifth is smoking, and sixth is extenuating circumstances, this would include things like radiation therapy, nerve damage, and use of a sleep apnea machine.
So, now that we know the causes, I want to give you three recommendations that can work regardless of why you have the dry mouth. I will say though, if you know the cause and that cause is something you can fix, such as with smoking and dehydration, then you owe it to yourself to correct those malfunctions in your lifestyle.
If it's not something under your control, then here are three things to do to decrease the dry mouth and protect your teeth from the negative consequences of long term dry mouth.
First, is something you can buy online that will deliver immediate results and it is a favorite of my patients. It's called Xylitol Melts. If you have dry mouth, this is a must for you. I have placed a link to buy the Xylimelts online in the description below this video. Xylimelts are little discs that you stick to the inside of your gums and it slowly melts (over many hours), delivering a natural sugar called Xylitol, to lubricate the mouth and prevent bacterial growth. Best of all, it's safe with all medications and fine for diabetics as well. Simply stick a disc on the inside of your gum as needed. You can also stick two discs at night before bed on opposite sides of the mouth and you'll get the moisturizing effect all night long.
The next supplement that is essential for anyone with dry mouth is omega-7 fatty acids. You've probably heard about omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, however, omega-7 fats are especially helpful for those suffering from dry mouth because it seems to lubricate the body from the inside out. Now, before you go out and purchase sea-buckthorn oil, which is the most commonly found omega-7 supplement, there is a better source of omega-7 called Provinol. There's a link to the product I recommend in the description below this video. The recommended dose is 1 capsule twice daily.
The third and final supplement is a product called N-Acetyl-Cysteine, or NAC for short. NAC is an amino acid supplement that helps to increase the lubricating nature of the fluids of the body so that the saliva that is produced lubricates and hydrates the mouth better and for longer. Aside from that, NAC has additional anti-aging benefits that are beyond the scope of this video, just know that you may get some additional benefits beyond the wetting effect of NAC.
So, there you have it. The quick and easy ways to improve dry mouth. Now before I set you loose let me tell you the biggest mistake that people make when trying to treat their dry mouth. It's ignoring the fundamentals...Look, my mission in life is to answer two questions, first is, "Why do we get sick." and second is "how do we heal, I mean, really heal!" The presupposition in those statements is that there is a cause to your health problems and there is a solution to that cause. Use the tools we discussed in this video to get fast results, but always try to get to the cause. If you take medications that dry you out, ask your doctor for a non-drying alternative. If they tell you that there is no non-drying alternative medication then try to find a non-drug way of treating your health problem...or better yet...start there. Stay hydrated, use a humidifier, quit smoking, I