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ADA awards first Seal of Acceptance in dry mouth category

June 28, 2019

By Mary Beth Versaci

Biotene Dry Mouth Oral Rinse is the first product to receive the ADA Seal of Acceptance in the dry mouth product category.

 Dry mouth Seal
First: Biotene Dry Mouth Oral Rinse is the first product to receive the ADA Seal of Acceptance in the dry mouth product category. Courtesy of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs accepted the oral rinse based on its finding that the product is safe and effective in temporarily relieving dry mouth symptoms when used as directed.

"Biotene Dry Mouth Oral Rinse addresses an important problem that many people face," said Dr. Mia L. Geisinger, chair of the council's Seal subcommittee. "By earning the ADA Seal of Acceptance, this product has shown to be safe and effective in helping relieve dry mouth symptoms and will hopefully help consumers identify a trusted solution when shopping for products that address this issue."

To earn the Seal, the product's manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, had to pass ADA Laboratory tests and meet ADA and American National Standards Institute-approved dental standards. The company also submitted studies proving clinical safety and efficacy.

 Image of the ADA Seal
"We are very honored that Biotene Dry Mouth Oral Rinse received the first ADA Seal of Acceptance in the new dry mouth category," said Ryan Chung, Biotene brand manager for GSK Consumer Healthcare. "We understand that dry mouth can cause unintended long-term consequences on a person’s oral health, so we are proud to be recognized by the ADA for helping people manage their dry mouth symptoms effectively."

To learn more about the Seal program, go to ADA.org/Seal. For more information on dry mouth, visit MouthHealthy.org.