Townie® Poll

Xerostomia

Poll conducted from 2/18/2010 To 3/17/2010

Do you routinely ask patients about salivary flow?
277 total votes
62%
a. Yes
38%
b. No
How do you measure salivary flow?
236 total votes
18%
a. Qualitatively - present or not
22%
b. Quantitatively - slight, moderate, severe
18%
c. I discuss with patient, but don't record
29%
d. I don't check flow during exam, but notice flow during instrumentation
13%
e. I don't currently measure salivary flow
Which type of xerostomia products do you recommend most often?
236 total votes
8%
a. Drinking water
14%
b. Fluoride products
39%
c. Dry mouth gels or sprays
16%
d. Xylitol gums, mints or lozenges
8%
e. Remineralization products
14%
f. Other
Which one of the following oral moisturizing products do you recommend most often for xerostomia?
228 total votes
76%
a. Biotene Oral Balance
7%
j. Spry Rain Moisturizing Xylitol Spray
2%
k. Other
0%
b. Gentle Mouthwash
2%
c. GC Dry Mouth Gel
0%
d. Mouthkote Oral Moisturizer
1%
e. Orajel Dry Mouth Moisturizing gel, liquid or spray
8%
f. Oasis Moisturizing Mouthwash
1%
g. Omni Theragum spray and gum
1%
h. Salese Slow Release Lozenge
1%
i. SalivaSure xylitol lozenge
Are you using a salivary flow test in your practice?
237 total votes
3%
a. Yes
97%
b. No
Do you ever notice reduced salivary flow, before the patient is aware of the problem?
236 total votes
85%
a. Yes
15%
b. No

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