Did you know that 1 in 4 adult patients has dry mouth? And for the 55+ crowd, that number jumps to 4 in 10.
To make matters worse, the hot summer months can really exaggerate dry mouth symptoms, robbing people of fun AND fresh breath.
Fortunately, Oxyfresh has two simple solutions to help keep your patients’ smiles healthy, hydrated, and, best of all, FRESH this summer.
Why Is Dry Mouth Worse in the Summer?
When it’s hot out, the body doesn’t make as much saliva. Plus, many of us are guilty of not hydrating like we should during vacations and family gatherings ... blowing off water in favor of coffee, ice-cold soda and colorful cocktail drinks, all things that can make dry mouth symptoms worse.
Top Symptoms of Dry Mouth
- Bad breath
- Dry mouth-feel
- Saliva that’s thick and stringy
- Dry or sore throat
- Altered sense of taste
- Trouble wearing dentures
2 Must-Have Products for Patients With Dry Mouth
Patients with dry mouth need to be particularly choosy about the dental products they use. Most important is to switch to an alcohol-free mouthwash. Alcohol is a drying agent, which will make dry mouth worse, and in true vicious-circle fashion, make the patient’s breath worse and contribute to an unhealthy oral microbiome.
#1. Fresh Breath Lemon Mint Mouthwash
Oxyfresh Fresh Breath Lemon Mint Mouthwash is the preferred mouthwash for dry mouth sufferers. Not only is it 100% alcohol free, but it fights dry-mouth bad breath like no other mouthwash on the planet.
What’s our secret? A patented, max-strength combo of 2x the Oxygene® and zinc.
Oxygene® (stabilized chlorine dioxide) is Oxyfresh’s proprietary bad-breath fighter that quickly eliminates the bacteria that cause plaque and bad breath. It especially becomes active in an acidic environment, like a dry mouth.
Unlike alcohol, Oxygene® is gentle on the gums, non-drying, and delivers lasting fresh breath, giving patients with dry mouth the utmost confidence in their breath.
Likewise, zinc helps stop plaque buildup and bad breath, with the added bonus of hydrating the mouth and helping to improve taste sensitivity.
Combine those two star ingredients with hydrating Aloe vera and a refreshing blend of taste bud-pleasing essential oils, and it’s easy to see why Fresh Breath Lemon Mint Mouthwash is our #1 selling mouthwash.
#2. Fresh Breath Lemon Mint Toothpaste
Patients with dry mouth are more prone to dry lips, sores and cracks around the mouth. For some, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), a foaming agent found in most toothpastes, can cause dryness in the mouth or even recurrent canker sores.
That’s why choosing an SLS-free toothpaste for dry mouth like Oxyfresh Lemon Mint Toothpaste is essential for dry mouth sufferers, as it can protect both their comfort level and hydration.
Like it’s partner in fresh breath, Oxyfresh Lemon Mint Mouthwash, this special toothpaste features a maximum-strength blend of Oxygene® and zinc to stop plaque- and bad-breath causing bacteria instantly.
For patients who prefer fluoride free, zinc is essential, as it plays a similar role in remineralizing the teeth. Zinc studies show it significantly reduces demineralization and enamel solubility, plus it provides good oral substantivity when applied from a toothpaste. Of the remaining 30% of zinc retained in the mouth after application, only a further 5.7% was removed by rinsing three times.
For even more hydrating power, patients will love the tasty burst of citrus and mint essential oils to give them a clean, just-from-the-dentist feeling.
Partner with Oxyfresh and give all your patients – whether they have dry mouth, halitosis, or concerns about caries – a better experience every time they brush and swish.