This roundup features products designed to fight dry mouth and in the process help fight decay.
Dry mouth, or xerostomia, refers to a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don't make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Sufferers of dry mouth often have issues with oral care as saliva helps prevent tooth decay by neutralizing acids produced by bacteria. Saliva limits bacterial growth and washes away food particles, so a lack of saliva can lead to problems in the mouth.
There are a number of products available to help combat xerostomia and here we take a look at 6.
OraCoat XyliMelts® dry mouth relief moisturizing discs are oral-adhering discs that stick to your teeth or gums to relieve persistent xerostomia (dry mouth) symptoms. OraCoat XyliMelts dry mouth relief moisturizing discs can be used day or night and can last 4-8 hours between applications depending on saliva production (individual results may vary). OraCoat XyliMelts dry mouth relief moisturizing discs are made with xylitol, a natural, sugar-free sweetener that helps increase saliva flow and feature patented adhering disc technology to slowly release 550 mg of xylitol to stimulate saliva production over time. While lubricating the mouth the relieve dry mouth symptoms. OraCoat XyliMelts dry mouth relief moisturizing discs are specifically formulated to neutralize acids in the mouth. OraCoat XyliMelts are available in 3 flavors: Mild Mint, Slightly Sweet and Cinnamon.
Allday™ Dry Mouth Spray - Mild Mint
Allday™ Dry Mouth Spray is formulated to combat dry mouth differently than any other moisturizing mouth product. This patented innovation uses a special mucoadhesive hydrogel and maximum Xylitol concentration to relieve dry mouth symptoms and improve the poor oral health that accompanies it.Since dry mouth patients are high-risk, achieving a non-acidic oral environment is crucial for disease prevention. Allday spray is manufactured to a neutral pH of ~7.0, providing continuous buffering and protection with use throughout the day. Since so many dry mouth patients have exposed root surfaces, a moisturizer with a pH below 6.7 may be harmful to them, according to Elevate Oral Care.
Allday spray is saturated with 44% Xylitol, far more than any other dry mouth relief product. Working in concert with its unique mucoadhesive, the spray holds more Xylitol in the mouth for a longer time than other Xylitol sprays or rinses, prolonging the bacteriostatic benefits.Allday Spray reportedly feels and flows like natural saliva, rapidly soothing your patient's dry mouth and retaining more moisture. The mild mint flavor was specially designed for dry mouth aggravated oral tissues. Your patients will appreciate the extended moisturization relief and fresh breath without the irritation.
GUM® Hydral™ Dry Mouth Relief
GUM Hydral™ Dry Mouth Relief products feature advanced moisturizing and hydrating ingredients that are said to work like natural saliva for multi-symptom relief. The line was introduced to address a clear patient need, the company said, as most dry mouth sufferers wish they had a better treatment option for their condition.The line is available without a prescription and is said to be the only product to contain hyaluronic acid, a high-viscosity humectant that is said to have exceptional lubricating properties. Its unique ingredients reportedly provides deep moisturizing relief at the tissue level and soothes oral mucosa. The GUM Hydral line provides a complete solution for all-day/all-night dry mouth relief. Products include an oral rinse, an oral spray, an oral gel, and an anti-cavity toothpaste.
SalivaMAX® is an FDA-cleared, prescription strength, supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse that has been clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of dry mouth and mucositis due to medications, dysfunction of the salivary glands, and Sjogren’s syndrome. SalivaMAX is intended to moisten, lubricate, and clean the oral cavity, including the mucosa of the mouth, tongue, and throat, by restoring the necessary ions required for a healthy mouth. SalivaMAX is non-systemic and can be used several times a day, depending on the dry mouth severity, by mixing the single-use, pre-dosed packets with 1 ounce of water. SalivaMAX is now available without a prescription and can be ordered by dental and medical professionals for professional use only.
Voutia mimics natural salivary function by providing a slow and measured flow of water to the oral cavity. The device is a patented, United States Food and Drug Administration–cleared system that incorporates a quiet, lightweight micropump, a water bottle, and ultrafine tubing to deliver a continuous moisture stream directly to the wearer’s mouth. The device is fully portable and can be used 24 hours per day, 7 days per week—even during sleep. The small earpiece and microtube make Voutia nearly imperceptible during normal social interaction. The pump pushes water through tubing concealed under the user’s clothing up to the small silicone earpiece. From the earpiece, water passes through a tiny microtube that rests comfortably between the anterior teeth and the buccal mucosa. The microtube, which is approximately the diameter of a strand of hair, is practically invisible from 4 to 6 feet away. The pump is calibrated to deliver water at a rate matching the normal physiologic range of basal salivary secretion, according to the manufacturer. The system has several preset flow rates that allow the user to adjust rates to match their activity and lifestyle. It is important to note that the earpiece and tubing are compatible with most hearing aids, nasal oxygen cannulas, and continuous positive air pressure (or, CPAP) machines.
These natural, antimicrobial rinses with XYLITOL have been formulated to:
The award winning and patented gentle formula refreshes your mouth while helping to keep it clean and healthy. Clinical reports showed anti-fungal properties and efficacy in the temporary relief of dry mouth. The excellent tasting rinse will not stain teeth, alter the taste, or increase sensitivity. StellaLife is recommended by dental professionals as part of daily oral hygiene. When used regularly, the rinse can promote long-term oral health.
StellaLife® VEGA® Oral Care Rinse promotes healing time, hydrates the oral cavity, supports oral health, and freshens breath.
Natural, non-staining, sugar-free and non-toxic plant-based ingredients including xylitol.