Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia (or cotton mouth depending on the subject matter), can have a range of negative effects on the body. Not only can it lead to discomfort and difficulty speaking, swallowing, and eating, it can also increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. Dry mouth is caused by a decrease in saliva production, which can be a result of various factors such as medications, aging, alcohol consumption, recreational drugs, tobacco use and medical conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome and diabetes.
One way to help prevent dry mouth is by increasing salivation, and capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy flavor, has been found to be effective in this regard. Capsaicin stimulates the secretion of saliva by activating sensory receptors in the mouth and throat.
In addition to its role in increasing salivation, capsaicin has also been found to have a number of other potential health benefits. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may make it useful in the treatment of conditions such as arthritis and neuropathic pain. It has also been suggested to have potential as a weight loss aid, as it may increase energy expenditure and reduce appetite.
The spicy food paradox
Consuming foods with capsaicin such as hot peppers comes with potential side effect, including burning sensations, indigestion and acid reflux. Acid reflux can erode enamel and cause tooth decay. This is where Chilly Toothpaste comes in. By brushing with Chilly Mouth, you get the benefit of increased saliva production from the ghost pepper flakes without the side effects that come with consuming spicy foods.
Let's wrap it up
In conclusion, dry mouth can have a range of negative effects on the body, and increasing salivation can help prevent it. Capsaicin has been found to be effective in increasing salivation, and may also have other potential health benefits. You can increase salivation and reduce your risk of tooth decay and bad breath by switching to Chilly Toothpaste.