Management of xerostomia includes products to lubricate or replace the enzymes in the saliva, and to protect the teeth. Biotène helps patients manage their dry mouth symptoms with products that soothe and moisturize (biotène spray, liquid and gel), products for daily cleaning (biotène toothpastes and oral rinses), and products that stimulate saliva (biotène gums).(5)
A.S. Pharma Saliva Orthana is a natural mucin-based saliva substitute available in the UK.(9) Fluorides are also very useful. Use of prescription medications, such as Evoxac (Cevimeline) or Salagen (Pilocarpine), are sometimes needed.
More information is available from the American Academy of Oral Medicine.(10), Procter & Gamble(11), Colgate, and Wrigley.