Gary’s blood pressure was high. It’s always been a little high, so he didn’t think much of it when his doctor prescribed a new medication. They’d been through this a few times, replacing his old pill with a new one when the old one didn’t seem to be making a difference.
Well, miracle of miracles, this time the new pill worked. What Gary hadn’t expected, though, was for the pill that actually worked to be the one he hated most of all. It was only a few days into his new meds that Gary started waking up in the middle of the night feeling like someone had poured sand down his throat while he wasn’t looking. No matter how much water he drank, it just barely took the edge off. And, with his bladder not being what it used to, all that water just led him to have to wake up more.
After weeks of sleepless nights, Gary took to sweets to keep his mouth moist. This worked great for about 6 months. Then, the toothaches started. Gary walked out of his dentist’s office with a fat lip, 6 cavities filled, and a bill that would make your eyes bulge. But it seemed like he’d just have to live with dry mouth to keep his blood pressure under control.
Dry Mouth Discomfort
They say you don’t really know what you have until it’s gone, and that’s truer than ever when it comes to dry mouth.
If you’ve never suffered from dry mouth symptoms, it might seem like a pretty minor side effect to live with. But when you’re waking up every 90 minutes with your lips stuck to your teeth and an unquenchable thirst, the picture changes. However, dry mouth isn’t just deeply uncomfortable, it also carries medical risks of its own.
Dry Mouth Causes Cavities
Unfortunately, it’s incredibly common for those with dry mouth symptoms to see a huge spike in tooth decay.
That’s because saliva is an incredible multi-purpose tool for your oral health. In addition to keeping things hydrated and comfy, your saliva also contains vital minerals and other building blocks that your teeth need to repair the common, everyday damage of living.
If your saliva production takes a huge dip, then suddenly all that quiet repair work slows to a crawl, and your tooth decay piles up faster and faster.
Sweet flavors are really great at cranking that saliva engine into overdrive, which is why so many people who suffer from dry mouth turn to sweet hard candies. However, this actually makes the cavity problem worse.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not actually the sugar that’s causing the damage, at least not directly. Rather, harmful oral bacteria that live in your mouth gobble down the sugar, multiplying and churning out tooth-eroding acid. So while a sweet treat might soothe that dry mouth for a time, you’re also giving your teeth an acid bath for the duration. No wonder those cavities stack up so fast!
The Cavity-Crushing Solution to Dry Mouth
Fortunately, there’s an answer that provides not only the dry mouth relief you need, but actively fights back against cavities.
Enter xylitol: the all-natural, plant-produced sweetener that actively targets and removes acid-generating, cavity-causing bacteria.
Like those sweet hard candies, the sweet taste of Epic Gum & Mints is great at catching the attention of your salivary glands and turning their dials up to 11. However, unlike sugar, xylitol is the greatest weakness of cavity-causing bacteria. They love to gobble down xylitol, but they can’t actually digest it, so these producers of tooth-eroding acid die off, leaving your pearly-whites pristine and clean.
It’s been 3 years since Gary made the swap to Epic Mints. Not only is he sleeping through the night with ease, but he hasn’t had a single cavity since making the change!
What’s more, Gary’s doctor says that his blood pressure is looking great. If you’ve been losing the battle against dry mouth, give Epic a try. We promise you won’t be disappointed.