More than 400 medications can cause xerostomia (dry mouth), not
to mention lifestyle factors, medical treatments or normal aging.
Dental product companies seems to be catching on to the increasing
numbers of patients suffering from this
Biotene, the makers of a suite of
products for dry-mouth sufferers, has extensive patient
information on their site, along with a "dry mouth score"
A new product unveiled at last year's Midwinter Meeting is
OraMoist, by Quantum Health, a patch that adheres to the roof
of the mouth and releases lipids, citrus flavors, and enzymes that
lubricate the mouth and stimulate saliva production. It works for up to four hours and is sugar/alcohol free.
OraMoist can be found in most drugstores.
Have you or your patients tried any of these products? Let us know
in the comments.
Product didn't work more than a few minutes and for the next hour became a stringy mess that completely dissolved within an hour. Don't like it.
Posted by: Anonymous (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 05/16/2011