Dry mouth

What to do if you have dry mouth?

04. July 2023

A precious liquid - saliva.

Humans have countless salivary glands that extend from the cheeks to the floor of the mouth to the lower jaw. Every day, we produce around 1.5 litres of saliva, release it and make life easier for us humans.

For one thing, saliva makes the food pulp more slippery, which makes it easier to swallow food. The enzymes, proteins and antibodies contained in the saliva fend off the first unwelcome intruders already in the mouth. Saliva also provides natural protection for the teeth. The ions it contains, such as sodium, calcium or fluoride, keep bacteria away from the teeth. And with the saliva, fungi, viruses and food residues are also washed away and swallowed at the same time, which has a cleansing effect.

Saliva also helps us with supposedly quite banal functions such as speaking, tasting and swallowing. Anyone who has had to struggle with a dry mouth for a long time will notice what it does.

Tips against dry mouth Stimulate saliva production The process of chewing while eating stimulates saliva production.

Thoroughly chewing the food also makes it easier to swallow.

Drink plenty of water

Water and other sugar-free drinks are good for moistening the mouth every now and then.

Good oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene prevents many diseases and contributes to a natural protective effect.

Keeping the mouth moist

The natural glycerine in Grether's soft pastilles keeps the mouth moist when saliva production is impaired


Thus, the valuable glycerine supports the throat and pharynx.

Glycerol is a polyhydric alcohol that is present in almost all natural fats and oils. The chemical structure and function of the substance have been known for over 200 years. As glycerine is a very versatile product, it is used in almost all industries, including as a food additive. With its moisture-binding and softening properties, glycerine is also an important ingredient in Grether's - ever since the original recipe of 1850.

Glycerine for more saliva.

When ingested, glycerine binds to the surface molecules of the oral mucosa and replaces missing mucins.*

The flow of saliva is stimulated in a natural way.

Moisturises and soothes irritated mucous membranes in the mouth and throat

Fits as a fine protective film around stressed vocal cords

Helps the body regulate itself

*Mucins are structural components of the mucus of organisms.