PerioSciences has launched new products for patients with xerostomia, or dry mouth.
The products include Dry Mouth AO ProGel and a new mild formula of the company's Hydrating AO ProRinse, according to PeriSciences. Dry Mouth AO ProGel includes two phenolic antioxidants, phloretin and ferulic acid, as well as glycerin, an oral demulcent.
One-fourth to one-half of U.S. adults are estimated to have dry-mouth symptoms, the company noted.
"As we age, levels of natural antioxidants in saliva diminish," stated Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD, a Dallas periodontist, in a press release. "New research demonstrates very low levels of antioxidants in saliva in individuals who suffer from xerostomia. It makes sense to supplement the deficient natural salivary antioxidants."