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What is dry mouth?

Xerostomia commonly known as “Dry Mouth” affects more than 20% of the global population or 1.44 billion people. All of our Xero Picks® products are designed around our Dry Mouth base which is specifically formulated to treat the #1 noted side effect of smoking and medicating.

Xerostomia – is a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don't create sufficient saliva to hydrate your mouth.

Xero Picks® products objective is to improve oral hygiene, promote salivary flow, hydrate the mouth and help reduce bad breath.


Saliva helps prevent bad breath and tooth decay by neutralizing bacteria and limiting its growth, and also by washing away food particles. Saliva enhances your sense of taste and makes it easier to chew and swallow. Finally, saliva is very important to the digestive process.

Dry mouth can have a major impact on the health of your teeth and gums, as well as your appetite and enjoyment of food.

Causes of dry mouth

  • Prescription medications
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Recreational drug use
  • Aging
  • Cancer therapy
  • Health conditions

Symptoms of dry mouth

  • Bad breath
    Tooth decay
    Sleep disturbance
    Decreased sense of taste
    Risk of tooth loss
    Problems with swallowing

How Xero Picks® fights dry mouth

Xero Picks® give your mouth our signature "tingle" because they’re infused with spilanthes acmella (also known as jambú or the “toothache plant”). Jambú has been used to alleviate mouth pain for centuries. In Brazil, spilanthes is commonly referred to as "the toothache plant" for its ability to numb the gums and mouth and calm tooth pain when the flower buds and new leaves are chewed.

In addition to a host of beneficial effects, the primary benefit of the jambú in our toothpicks is the stimulation of saliva production. More saliva = less dry mouth.

Jambú also speeds the delivery of our ingredients and increases their absorption. This means that the supplements in our toothpicks – vitamin C, melatonin, glucosamine, caffeine, and more – get into your system faster and more efficiently.