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New device is designed to help patients by simulating the natural saliva flow.
Designed to help people who suffer from chronic dry mouth, the Voutia device from Virginia Head and Neck Therapeutics is a patented system that is FDA cleared to provide continuous relief from xerostomia.
While most xerostomia treatments are in the form of mouthwashes, lozenges, or medications, Voutia is said to mimic natural saliva flow. The system consists of a portable unit based around a quiet, lightweight micro-pump, a water bottle, and an ultrafine tube that delivers the water directly to the wearer's mouth. The portable system can be used 24 hours a day, even while sleeping, and it is designed to be unobtrusive.
The system is now available for purchase following more than 4 years of beta testing.