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2011-08-11 09:24:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up to promote oral health and raise public awareness of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused by taking prescription and over-the-counter medications.

2011-05-05 00:00:29

Invado Pharmaceuticals announced the completion of a pilot study for NeutraSal® (supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse) in patients experiencing medication-induced xerostomia or dry mouth.

2011-05-04 21:26:25

For patients suffering from cancer in the mouth or throat, a recent study shows that a treatment called submandibular gland transfer will assist in preventing a radiation-induced condition called xerostomia.

2010-07-15 14:22:03

Today during the 88th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, in Barcelona, Spain, presenting author S. Pradhani, University of Delaware, Newark, USA, will present an abstract titled "Salivary Acinar Cells Regenerate Functional Glandular Structures in Modified Hydrogels."

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2010-06-28 10:32:25

A tooth-bleaching agent may improve the oral health of elderly and special-needs patients, say dentists at the Medical College of Georgia and Western University of Health Sciences.

2010-05-27 11:23:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An advanced type of cancer radiation is more successful than traditional radiation in avoiding "dry mouth" when treating head and neck cancers, but it is unknown whether the treatment is better or worse at reducing the size of tumors, according to a new comparative effectiveness review funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The report finds that intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) leads to fewer cases of...

2010-03-22 08:07:00

EUGENE, Ore., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly developed time-released muco-adhesive patch for treating oral health conditions, including the widespread condition of dry mouth (xerostomia), has been shown to be more effective than a leading oral rinse, according to a newly-published study.

2009-07-09 10:19:00

BALTIMORE, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately ninety-one percent of dentists say patients complaining about dry mouth are taking multiple medications, according to a nationwide member survey conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).


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