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The efficacy of mucin containing artificial saliva in alleviating symptoms of xerostomia



The efficacy of mucin containing artificial saliva in alleviating symptoms of xerostomia



Gerodontology 6(3): 95-102



The efficacy of a mucin-containing saliva substitute was assessed in terms of changes in oral functioning and the phsychic and social implications of these changes. Thirty-nine patients with xerostomia filled out a questionnaire before application of the artificial saliva and after six weeks of usage. The artificial saliva was applied with a spray. From this study it was concluded that: (1) the application of the mucin-containing saliva substitute reduced the sensation of a dry mouth and improved oral functions such as chewing, swallowing and speech (also less nocturnal oral discomfort was observed); (2) the subjects felt better about oral functioning using the saliva substitute; (3) patients using the mucin-containing saliva substitute felt less restricted in their social activities (e.g. communication).

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