Biotene Dental - Gentle Formula Fluoride Toothpaste Fresh Mint Original - 4.3 oz.
Biotene Fluoride Fresh Mint Original Toothpaste is formulated to work gently. If you suspect you're one of the millions of Americans with Dry Mouth, your current toothpaste could be worsening the symptoms. By changing your routine and using Biotene’s Fluoride Fresh Mint Original Toothpaste twice a day, that unnecessary, additional irritation can be eliminated. It's a simple way to help maintain the health of your teeth without additional irritation.
- Helps provide essential fluoride protection for Dry Mouth sufferers.
- Contains no Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).
- Gentle with a mild flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dry Mouth?
Dry mouth can describe both the feeling of dry mouth (xerostomia) and the physical reduction in the flow of saliva (hyposalivation).
What are some symptoms of Dry Mouth?
Symptoms may include:
- A sticky, dry feeling in the mouth,
- Problems chewing, swallowing, tasting and speaking
- Bad breath
- Cracked lips
- Dry irritated tongue
- Mouth sores
- Sleep interruptions due to thirst
- Gum inflammations
- Difficulty wearing dentures
- Dry throat
What causes Dry Mouth?
A number of factors could cause dry mouth. A few of the most common are:
- Side effects of medication. More than 400 medications list dry mouth as a side effect.
- Multiple Medications. The more medications you take, the more likely you are to have dry mouth.
- Disease. Some diseases affect the salivary glands, which results in dry mouth. i.e. Sjögren's Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.*
- Radiation therapy. The salivary glands can be damaged if exposed to radiation during cancer treatment.
- Chemotherapy. Drugs used to treat cancer can make the saliva thicker, causing the mouth to feel dry.
- Nerve Damage. Injury to the head or neck can damage the nerves that tell the salivary glands to make saliva.
- * Biotène products are not indicated for the prevention or treatment of mouth infections, periodontal disease, or sleep problems.
Why is saliva so important?
Saliva provides a ‘first defense’ against chemical, mechanical and infectious attacks. It also:
- Helps you digest food
- Protects your teeth from decay
- Helps prevent against infections by controlling bacteria in the mouth