A study recently released by the University of California, Irvine, shows OraCoat XyliMelts oral adhering discs reduce plaque by more than 58% in people affected by dry mouth, while also improving many symptoms such as the ability to eat and swallow.
The 21-day clinical study evaluated the effects of XyliMelts on saliva production in patients with dry mouth and the ability to neutralize acids, as well as patient comfort, according to a press release. The study was administered to five test subjects who used XyliMelts as recommended: two discs while sleeping, one on each side of the mouth, and as needed during the day. On average, the subjects used four discs during daytime hours.
Researchers found XyliMelts significantly reduced sleep disruption by lasting for six hours while sleeping, when dry mouth is at its worst, and improving mouth wetness in the morning. XyliMelts also diminished tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, and spicy foods and drinks. The adhering discs more than doubled saliva production while in place, and increased the ability of saliva to neutralize acids that cause tooth decay.
The test displayed that subjects using XyliMelts in conjunction with standard oral care showed heightened saliva flow compared to standard oral care alone.
The study was published in February. OraCoat XyliMelts are available over the counter at CVS and Rite Aid.
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