Dry Mouth also known as Xerostomia can be irritating, painful, and damaging to hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. We all need salvia to not only moisten and cleanse our mouths but also for digesting food. Saliva acts as a buffer in the mouth to help control the bacteria, viruses, and fungi that are living in their ideal environment. Common causes of dry mouth are medications (both prescription and non prescription), Sjogren’s Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Anemia, and treatment for Cancer, when the amount of saliva is reduced or thickens it allows for opportunistic growth of these pathogens.
The most common overgrowth causes a fungal infection of a yeast called Candida Albicans, many refer to this as Thrush. Thankfully, OraCare’s active ingredient, Activated Chlorine Dioxide has been found to be one of the most effective killers of oral yeast ever tested. Two in-vitro university studies have confirmed that Activated Chlorine Dioxide kills varieties of bacteria they tested that contribute to gum disease and dry mouth. If bacteria and yeasts are reduced by the use of OraCare™, then the remaining reduced output of saliva would more likely have a better chance to control the smaller remaining pathogens. We have had many testimonials on how OraCare™ has helped patients with dry mouth. With such great results, we have some Cancer Centers providing OraCare™ for their patients going through chemotherapy.