Dental Good Health

Dry Mouth: Symptoms, causes and treatment

For Xerostomia (dry mouth) of any origin. Dry mouth can be caused by many different factors, such as aging alone, smoking, snoring, alcohol consumption, talking for long periods of time, nervousness and stage-fright, being exposed to dust, paints, irritants or dry heating conditions, diseases such as Sjögren’s syndrome and other auto-immune disorders, results from medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.


Salix® increases salivation of a reduced salivary gland function through physiological stimulation of the taste buds. Stimulating the individual’s own salivary glands into production is more advantageous than using saliva substitutes. The tablets contain sorbitol, fruit acids, salts and a phosphate buffer in a unique composition designed not to damage dental tissue.

Dry mouth is one of the most common side effects from numerous medications, such as diuretics, anti-hypertensives, anti-depressives, antihistamines, tranquilizers, antibiotics, etc.

Salix® has been providing relief to Sjögren’s syndrome patients in Sweden since 1982. It is currently being used not only by Sjögren’s syndrome patients, but by sufferers from dry mouth symptoms world wide.


Salix® is available as a safe and natural OTC product. Clinical studies conducted in Sweden, using Salix® for six months, showed no measurable changes in microhardness of the enamel nor any changes in the occurrence of S. mutans, lactobacilli, plaque index, or plaque formation rate.

Salix® is safe for long-term use. Does not promote tooth decay. Salix® has been tested clinically both in short-term and long-term studies. No increase in enamel erosion has been recorded. No negative side effects.