New Ingredient Can Nix Dry Mouth
By Marissa Hicken |
Hydration is important and we all know the vital role that moisturizing plays in keeping our skin and hair looking healthy and beautiful. A new technology has just been developed that works to keep our mouths moisturized too.
Several people experience dry mouth as a result of medical treatments from chemotherapy and radiation to prescription medications. Dry mouth is not only annoying but also, left untreated, it can lead to more serious oral health problems such as gingivitis.
Ashland Specialty Ingredients have formulated a new ingredient that will help the suppliers of dry mouth remedies mimic natural saliva. A clathrate of glycerin and polyacrylate, the new ingredient named Lubrajel BA hydrogel can be used in oral hydrating products to relieve dry mouth.
“With the increasing use of medications around the world, a significant number of people now seek artificial saliva products to address dryness in the oral cavity,” said Ann Druffner, global marketing manager for Ashland Specialty Ingredients’ oral care business. “Makers of oral care formulations are responding with a new generation of products designed to act as longer-lasting saliva substitutes. In supplying Lubrajel BA hydrogel, Ashland now provides a new ingredient to oral care formulators in their efforts to mimic natural saliva to provide improved mouth moisturization.”
Do you suffer from dry mouth? What are your fixes?