Biotene is necessarily a dental hygiene medication product manufactured by a pharmaceutical firm called GlaxoSmithKline. It is popular in the market in three forms, toothpaste, mouthwash and cream.
Besides the general component monoflurophosphate in its toothpastes, the other components contain enzymes like mutanase and dextranase. Many patients suffering from xeroxtomia or commonly known as dry mouth can use the product to reduce the occurrence of dental plaque.
Although as a matter of fact it itself does not reduce the count of Streptoccosmutans, which actually cause the dental plaque. Dental plaque is pale yellow coloured layer which is formed on tooth.
Bioteneconsists an enzymatic system found naturally in human saliva. It provides a healthy oral environment. It contains compounds such as Lactoperoxydase, glucose oxidase, lysozyme, lactoferrin.
Biotene toothpastes prevent harmful microorganisms which cause disease associated with gingivitis, oral irritation and dry mouth. It also helps in healing of bleeding gums and inflammation. Besides it also prevents bad breath and ulcer and also kills bacteria found in oral infection and gingivitis. Apparently it neutralizes mouth odours and bitter taste in dry mouth.
Dry mouth is a condition where the body does not produce enough saliva, which results the teeth and tissues to be more vulnerable to disease.
The condition affects one out of every four people and can lead to various complications. Saliva is the medium which protects the teeth from decay and helps to prevent infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth. It can be used as toothpaste, and mouth gel, preferably after meals and in undiluted conditions. A layer of the gel should be coated on the surface of the tongue.
Unlike other oral hygiene products it does not use hydrogen peroxide based products. Hydrogen peroxide kills most bacteria in the mouth, including those which are actually beneficial. Healthy bacteria reduce the risk of infection, mouth sores and plaque formation.
The direct impacts of the said chemical are that it moisturises the dry oral tissues and prevents it from itching and burning sensation, gives immediate relief and long hours of comfort, it provides a long-lasting sugar-free formula.
The best way to use biotene for oral protection is to gargle with the mouthwash for 1-2 minutes. The mouthwash from the same company are safe in general if goes inside, although it is told to spit out the liquid after gargling.
The gel on the other hand, can be applied to the tongue, cheeks, gums and lips. It is very good for cancer patients who have very sensitive gums. Interestingly its toothpaste does not contain Sodium lauryl sulphate which is generally present in any other toothpaste.
Biotene toothpastes do not form foams and should be used with very soft toothbrush. Another way of using the product is to saturate the toothbrush or the swab with the mouthwash and cleaning the oral cavity thoroughly.
Each and every product of the said chemical is helpful for all especially for bedridden or handicapped patients.