Facilitated saliva secretion and reduced oral inflammation b
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Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is defined as a subjective feeling of dryness in the oral cavity, as a result of a decline in saliva in the mouth due to salivary gland dysfunction, radiological treatment, Sjögren’s syndrome, or adverse reactions to other medications such as anticholinergic agents, antihistamines, and opioids.1,2 Saliva plays crucial roles not only in lubricating the oral mucosa and teeth, facilitating taste sensation, but also in providing antimicrobial activity in the epithelial membrane.Saliva substitutes and/or lubricants are commonly employed to lessen dry mouth symptoms by stimulating and/or substituting for the secretion of saliva.Saliva substitutes and/or lubricants are commonly employed to lessen dry mouth symptoms by stimulating and/or substituting for the secretion of saliva. In this study, a novel artificial saliva containing inorganic salts, including sodium chloride and potassium chloride, and bactericidal agents, including potassium thiocyanate and lactoperoxidase, was formulated in the form of a solution (DM-sol) or gel (DM-gel).....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5241125/
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