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Xerostomia - Dry Mouth Treatments That Work

Biotene & Oralbalance - Contains The Lactoperoxidase Enzyme System

The Mouth's naturally occurring protective system comes from three pairs of salivary glands. When, for any reason, the amount of saliva is disrupted, this important antibacterial defense system is lost. Only Biotene patented salivary enzyme products are capable of protecting the mouth the same way in which saliva does!

How do Biotene and Oralbalance work?

The strength of the Biotene and Oralbalance products lies in their ingredients: they contain three enzymes and one protein found naturally in human saliva. Together, these ingredients recreate the natural oral balance found in the mouth, providing antibacterial and healing properties. First, Biotene and Oralbalance contain an optimum concentration of a natural enzyme system that regulates the microbiological oral ecosystem: Glucose Oxidase and Lactoperoxidase. Together these two enzymes work as a system to generate a constant flow of OSCN ions (hypothiocyanite), a strong antibacterial agent that should always be present in saliva. In addition, Biotene and Oralbalance contain:
  • Lysozyme, an enzyme which splits the cell wall of pathogenic bacteria
  • Lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein which inhibits pathogenic bacteria by depriving them of iron.
The combination of these natural ingredients creates a salivary enzyme system that helps maintain a healthy balance of oral flora, reducing harmful bacteria while sustaining beneficial bacteria.

Biotene Flowchart


Tips for Managing Dry Mouth

  • If your dry mouth is caused by medicine, your physician might change your medicine or adjust the dose.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for a check-up, cleaning and fluoride treatment.
  • Maintain meticulous oral hygiene using SLS-free, fluoridated (Biotene Toothpaste)
  • Moisten your mouth with Oralbalance. May be used under dental prostheses.
  • Chew sugarless, enzymatic moisturing gum, Biotene Dental Gum.
  • Avoid alcoholic, carbonated, citrus and caffeine-containing drinks.
  • Apply lip lubricants or balms as required.
  • Drink liquids with meals and use gravies, sauces, yogurt, broth, margarines, and mayonnaise to make food easier to swallow
  • Eat puree foods or try soft foods like macaroni and cheese, stews, mashed potatoes, soup, scrambled eggs, cottage cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, yogurt and ice cream.
  • Avoid dry foods such as cookies, toast and crackers, or soften them with liquids before eating.
  • Carry a small water bottle so you can take frequent sips during the day.
  • Suck sugarless hard candies (avoiding those with citric acid).
  • Avoid overly salty foods.
  • Avoid chewable vitamin C and acidic, sugared lozenges.
Compliments of the Biotene company.