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.
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.