We previously discussed prescriptions medication treatments for Sjögren’s Syndrome patients. There are many medical side effects to these medications, so you may want to explore natural alternatives, homeopathic alternatives.
Always consult with your physician and dentist prior to making changes in your medications.
Here’s a list of 6 homeopathic remedies for Sjögren’s Syndrome patients as it affects the mouth:
1. Chew gum containing xylitol. Xylitol is a natural 5 carbon sugar that stimulates saliva and moisture from your mouth’s salivary glands. The xylitol has also been shown to prevent cavities for it inhibits the acid producing bacteria that destroys the teeth, gums and bone.
2. Rinse your mouth with sodium bicarbonate and warm water. This has been shown to neutralize the acid damage from food and drink.
3. Drink neutral to alkaline water. Check the pH of the water your drink. The pH is more beneficial to you if it is above 7.0, which is more alkaline. Many bottled waters are acidic and make your mouth worse.
4. Use vitamin E oil to soothe mouth sores. It accelerates healing. Rub onto the affected area and let heal.
5. Remember the 7 Minute Window as published in Dirty Mouth. Acid damage occurs quickly in Sjögren’s Syndrome patients, only 7 minutes from the time you eat and drink.
6. Replace dentures with the dental implants, abutments and crowns or bridges.
Our 3 Minute Implant™ can effectively replace missing teeth, broken teeth, and decayed teeth. Inside of our in-house prosthodontic laboratory, we make the teeth on premises to provide you with beautiful, natural looking and comfortable teeth. These teeth improve chewing, speaking, swallowing and communication for Sjögren’s Syndrome patients.
No more dentures for the Sjögren’s patient! For more information about dental implants for the Sjögren’s Syndrome patient, email our team here.
Lastly, check out this list of 100 comfort tips from Sjögren’s Syndrome patients.
Wishing you the very best,
Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author, Researcher
Rockville, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC