The JADA study also found that after two weeks of daily use, participants experienced a statistically significant improvement in baseline subjective and objective measures of salivary flow. This, according to the researchers, suggests a sustained effect.
"One of the results was that after two weeks of use of the patch, the amount of saliva in the mouth had increased even during times when there was no patch in the mouth," says the study's lead author A. Ross Kerr, DDS, MSD, clinical associate professor at New York University College of Dentistry. "In other words, the patch would seem to have a cumulative beneficial effect."
According to Dr. Kerr, OraMoist provides an appealing and convenient alternative to other dry mouth treatments, which are usually in spray, rinse or gel form and require the user to replenish when necessary which can be up to every 20 minutes. Overnight, the sustained effect is of particular benefit.
"The OraMoist patches offer pleasant tasting and longer-lasting option for the management of dry mouth, which becomes a quality of life issue for sufferers," says Dr. Kerr. In this and the Quintessence International study, approximately 70% of participants stated they would use the patch again.
OraMoist Dry Mouth Patch is a time-released mucoadhesive patch that moistens and lubricates the mouth, while simultaneously stimulating saliva production, day or night. . The patch can last for up to four hours and is the only such sustained release dry mouth product available over-the-counter.
The placebo mucoadhesive patches used in this study were made using the same unique, patented technology as the OraMoist patches. Unlike the unloaded placebo patch, the loaded patch, OraMoist, is enhanced by natural ingredients including natural lipids, oral enzymes, citrus oil, sea salt, calcium carbonate, natural lemon and xylitol. According to the company, the researchers behind the patch believe
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