Xerostomia in HNC Patients

Posted by Sarah Schuman, MS, CCC-SLP on 2/5/2019 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
Xerostomia, "dry mouth" is due to reduced or absent saliva production. It may affect a patient's quality of life and can lead to serious health problems! Learn about the signs, symptoms and managing xerostomia. 

Living with Xerostomia - Mouth Care and Gum Health

Posted by Sarah Schuman, MS, CCC-SLP on 1/16/2019 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
Living with Xerostomia? Tried and true tips from cancer survivor Speech Pathologist, Marcy Maksail, for Saliva Substitutes, Mouth and Gum Health.

Swallowing Difficulties and the Holidays

Posted by Sarah Schuman on 12/14/2018 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
Difficulty swallowing, dysphagia, may cause the sufferer to feel embarrassment eating and drinking around friends and family. This may lead to lack of participation during holiday celebrations. With some adjustments it is possible to make celebrations inclusive and enjoyable for all. We, at CMR, wish you and yours a very happy holiday season. 

Webinar on Trismus and Xerostomia for the Head & Neck Cancer Patient

Posted by Rob Christensen on 1/29/2015 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
We have posted our first user-controlled webinar presentation about Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation Webinar, including information on trismus, xerostomia, the OraStretch press and TheraBite system.

Learn about diagnosing trismus, when to order a jaw motion rehab system for prevention of trismus, how to order, treatment options for xerostomia and more.

A Dry Mouth Remedy: Mouth Kote

Posted by Linda Shafto Van Rossen on 2/15/2013 to Head & Neck Cancer, Radiation Therapy
Dry Mouth RemedtI was recently contacted by a friend of mine, who's Mom was suffering from severe dry mouth as a result of chemo and radiation therapy. She had tried all the usual remedies and could find nothing that gave her true relief for more then a few moments.  But I had something for her to try...

My Salagen Experience: Too Much Saliva vs. Not enough

Posted by Linda Shafto-Van Rossen on 10/8/2012 to Xerostomia, Dry Mouth
drooling babyAs a patient with Lupus and Sjogren's syndrome, I am always looking for a relief to some of the symptoms.  I recently went for my routine 6 month check up with my rheumatologist.

Dry Mouth is a major issue for me, so when visiting my doctor I mentioned it to him, and he gave me a prescription for Salagen (pilocarpine) 5 mg. Normal dosing is one 10 mg. pill 3 times-a-day.

How to clean and refresh the XEROS™ System Mouthpieces

Posted by Rob Christensen on 8/18/2011 to Xerostomia, Dry Mouth
Tips for cleaning and refreshing the XEROS sponge mouthpieces.  Useful for cleaning after wearing the mouthpieces all night, or to restart using them again after a break. 

How to clean the XEROS System Bottle and Tubing

Posted by Rob Christensen on 8/4/2011 to Xerostomia, Dry Mouth
Tips to clean the XEROS Dry Mouth Pump bottle and tubing.

New XEROS Dry Mouth Pump for severe chronic dry mouth from radiation of head, neck, oral and nasal cancer

Posted by Rob Christensen on 4/15/2011 to Head & Neck Cancer, Radiation Therapy
Launch of the XEROS Dry Mouth Pump. This new product alleviates the debilitation from severe chronic dry mouth. Chronic dry mouth is often a side-effect from radiation therapy to the head, neck, mouth, tongue, jaw, and nose.

The XEROS Dry Mouth Pump provides continual hydration throughout the day and night by providing small amounts of liquid to the mouth via a controllable pump for improved hydration, function and health.