Saliva Substitutes: Choosing and prescribing the right product

Source: North West Medicines Information Centre Area: Evidence > Medicines Q & A . Dry mouth is a complaint often presented to dental practitioners. . There are a number of products available to manage this condition, however not all are suitable for every individual. . Dentate patients in particular should avoid preparations with an acidic pH, due to increased risk of dental decay. A fluoride containing preparation is preferable for these patients. . Dental practitioners should be aware that not all preparations may be prescribed on a dental NHS prescription. All the available products can be purchased from a pharmacy without a prescription.
Source: NeLM - Medicines Q and A - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news