Strong Options Available to Help Dental Patients Combat Xerostomia

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.