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Oral Health Topics

Artificial Saliva

Key Points

  • Artificial saliva is a product that is used by people who have too little of their own naturally occurring saliva (a condition known as dry mouth or xerostomia).
  • Although artificial saliva is not a perfect substitute for natural saliva (which is very complex physically and chemically), it can—when used regularly and as directed—help moisten the oral tissues and lessen the discomfort caused by dry mouth.
  • A company earns the ADA Seal of Acceptance by producing scientific evidence that demonstrates the safety and efficacy of its product, which the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs carefully evaluates according to objective requirements.
  • Introduction
  • Artificial Saliva
  • ADA Seal of Acceptance
  • ADA Resources

Prepared by: Center for Scientific Information, ADA Science Institute

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