OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Reduce Dry Mouth for Oral Cancer Patients

All-Natural Dry Mouth Remedy Can Help Reduce Xerostomia in Oral Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemo and Radiation Therapy TreatmentsBellevue, WA (March 6, 2017) –OraCoat®XyliMelts® help oral cancer patients suffering from dry mouth as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth, is the subjective sensation of dryness experienced when an insufficient amount of saliva is produced. While mild or occasional oral dryness occurring especially during sleep is considered normal in healthy individuals, excessive ongoing dryness leads to, among other things, disturbed sleep, difficulty chewing and swallowing, tongue roughness, frequently drinking liquids at night, and rampant tooth decay.Dry mouth is exacerbated in cancer patients because chemotherapy or radiation treatments can impede salivary gland production, resulting in lower levels of saliva and increased symptoms of dry mouth. In some cases, this condition is only temporary and will dissipate after a few months once treatment has been completed and the salivary glands have had a chance to regenerate and begin functioning properly again. However, in some cases, the dry mouth becomes a chronic issue for those who received this treatment.XyliMeltsis a patented dry mouth product that sticks to the gums on the outside of a molar, releasing one-half gram of Xylitol, which stimulates saliva flow via a sweet flavor, reduces dry mouth, and may reduce the risk of tooth decay as...
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