Townie® Poll

Xerostomia Poll

Poll conducted from 11/12/2012 To 12/31/2012

Are you seeing more patients with xerostomia compare to a year ago?
190 total votes
73%
Yes
27%
No
Do you ask patients about dry mouth?
154 total votes
95%
Yes
5%
No
Do you ever notice reduced salivary flow, before the patient is aware of the problem?
156 total votes
86%
Yes
14%
No
How do you measure salivary flow?
156 total votes
1%
Use the GC American Saliva-Check Kit
20%
Qualitatively - present or not
24%
Quantitatively - slight, moderate, severe?
10%
Discuss with patient, but don’t record
24%
Don’t check flow during exam, but notice flow during instrumentation
21%
Don’t currently measure salivary flow
Which type of xerostomia remedies do your recommend most often?
153 total votes
14%
Drinking water
11%
Fluoride products
42%
Dry mouth gels or sprays
18%
Xylitol gums, mints or lozenges
1%
Remineralization products
14%
Other - write in
Which one of the following oral moisturizing products do your recommend most often for xerostomia?
149 total votes
81%
Biotene Oral Balance
3%
XyliMelt discs
3%
GC Dry Mouth Gel
1%
Mouthkote Oral Moisturizer
1%
Oasis Moisturizing Mouthwash
1%
Orajel Dry Mouth products
1%
OraMoist mouth patch
2%
Salese Slow Release Lozenge
0%
SalivaSure lozenges
5%
Spry Rain Moisturizing Xylitol Spray

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