New product available for dry mouth, caries prevention

Jan. 19, 2009
XyliMelts for Dry Mouth adhere to teeth or gums and time release 500 mg of xylitol plus cellulose gum, as well as mint flavor.

XyliMelts for Dry Mouth are all-natural oral-adhering discs for dry mouth and caries prevention.

The disc adheres to teeth or gums and time releases 500 mg of xylitol plus cellulose gum and mild mint flavor.

The disc addresses dry mouth in four ways:

(1) the flavor stimulates saliva
(2) the xylitol coats and soothes
(3) the cellulose gum lubricates
(4) the xylitol suppresses bacterial growth caused by dry mouth

Adhered to gums beside a molar in the buccal vestibule, it can be used while sleeping, which is the most problematic time for dry mouth sufferers. Time release makes it an effective delivery form for xylitol to prevent caries.

In clinical trials, use of three XyliMelts for Dry Mouth adhering discs during the day and two while sleeping caused morning oral wetness scores to increase by more than three times and morning dryness discomfort scores to decrease by 62%.

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