SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nuvora on Monday announced a solution for dry mouth called Salese.
“The duration of existing lozenge treatments is too short to be effective. For truly effective treatment of oral care issues and relief arising from dry mouth, you have to have the right ingredients and literally bathe the tissues in the mouth over a sustained period of time," stated Jerry Gin, Nuvora CEO. "Most oral care products remain in the mouth for only a very brief time and are then swallowed or spit out, ending up where they don’t really do much good.”
Salese uses a patented sustained release drug delivery technology that provides continuous relief from dry mouth, Gin said. The lozenges last significantly longer than typical treatments, offering hours of dry mouth relief by restoring a moist mouth feel, while treating the oral cavity with a controlled release of substantially lower therapeutic doses of natural active ingredients.
“When dry mouth happens, then there’s not enough saliva to wash away bacteria, and this can trigger bad breath and a cascade of oral health problems - cavities, gingivitis and periodontitis, on top of other health issues,” Gin said. “These natural ingredients in Salese, in addition to offering relief for dry mouth, promote oral health by killing plaque bacteria with xylitol and essential oils, neutralize acids from bacteria that cause cavities, and freshen breath by using zinc to capture volatile sulfur compounds from bacteria that cause bad breath (halitosis).”
According to the company, as many as 70 million Americans suffer from dry mouth and 75% of prescription drugs (approximately 1,800 medications) cause it.