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Dry Mouth

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Summary of Dry Mouth

Scientific Information on Dry Mouth


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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
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Consistency of research results
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Notes
grade-c Minor Very High See all 4 studies
Symptoms of dry mouth either caused by a disease state (Sjögren's syndrome) or as a side-effect of pharmaceuticals appears to be significantly reduced when betaine is formulated into a toothpaste at 4%. Studies currently have a potential industry influence (financing).
grade-d Notable - See study
A notable reduction in anxiety-associated dry mouth has been noted in one industry-funded study, which needs to be replicated.

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