We have always urged our patients with chronic dry mouth to stimulate their salivary flow. After years of having our patients utilizing Biotene type products, with inconsistent results, we have finally found success in a product that not only tastes good for our patients, but effectively decreases that feeling of “dry mouth”. It is called TheraMints by the manufacturer 3M ESPE. The 100% Xylitol sweetened mints stimulates saliva flow to help maintain moisture, keeping teeth and gums hydrated with naturally occurring components of saliva associated with a healthy mouth. TheraMints contain xylitol, a natural sugar substitute with antimicrobial properties to minimize levels of harmful bacteria. TheraMints won’t promote tooth decay like store brand mints sweetened with sugar or some sugar substitutes. TherMints are an excellent choice for people with a history of cavities, those who frequently consume sugars and starches, those with orthodontic braces, and those who use medicines that reduce saliva, including blood pressure medications, antihistamines, antidepressants, diuretics, and anti-inflammatories. Even lifestyle choices such as smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to this dry mouth condition.
All of our front office staff is familiar with the benefits of this great product. We can provide samples of TheraMints the next time you are in the office. We are proud to stock the product knowing it can benefit you immediately.