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Dentists rate OraCoat XyliMelts[R] as most effective remedy for dry mouth: innovative adhering discs provide best remedy for dry mouth according to survey by independent foundation.

Bellevue, WA (July 6, 2016) -- A recent Clinicians Report[R] survey rated OraCoat XyliMelts[R] as more effective than any other remedy for treating xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth. The March 2016 report published by CR Foundation, an independent, non-profit, dental education and product testing foundation, canvassed responses from 1168 dentists regarding their usage experiences with eight types of remedies for dry mouth. Prescription drugs were rated second best.

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Dry mouth is the subjective sensation of dryness experienced during the daytime or nighttime when an insufficient amount of saliva is produced. While mild or occasional oral dryness occurring especially during sleep is considered normal in healthy individuals, excessive ongoing dryness leads to, among other things, disturbed sleep, difficulty chewing and swallowing, tongue roughness, frequently drinking liquids at night, and rampant tooth decay. OraCoat XyliMelts oral adhering discs treat dry mouth day and night by sticking to the gums and teeth and slowly releasing xylitol and cellulose gum, which stimulates saliva production and coats the mouth with a healthy, adherent gel, providing lasting relief and reduction of tooth decay.

"While there's a multitude of products on the market that treat dry mouth, XyliMelts is the only remedy designed for use while sleeping, which is when dry mouth is worst," stated Jeff Haley, Founder, President, and Chief Scientist of OraCoat. "Dry mouth at night disturbs sleep and can affect quality of life. By adhering two XyliMelts discs in their mouths at bedtime, dry mouth sufferers get a good night's sleep for the first time in months or years."

The CR Foundation study rated dentists' responses on a scale of very effective, moderately effective, slightly effective, or ineffective. Of the 152 dentists who reported experience with OraCoat XyliMelts, 9.2% rated the adhering discs as 'very effective', a higher percentage than any of the seven other types of remedies for dry mouth, including prescription drugs which came in second and were rated very effective by 7% of the respondents who had experience with them. 59.2% of the 152 respondents rated OraCoat XyliMelts as very effective or moderately effective, a higher percentage than the 50% of respondents who rated prescription drugs on the same level of effectiveness which again came in second. The full report is available at www.oracoat.com.

OraCoat XyliMelts are available over the counter at CVS, Rite Aid, and Bartell Drugs pharmacies and at www.oracoat.com.

About Oracoat

OraCoat, a division of OraHealth Corporation, is the world leader in the breakthrough technology of "oral adhering discs" which slowly release ingredients in the mouth and are safe for use while sleeping. The OraCoat[R] brand represents a family of products that solve oral care problems by coating the mouth with safe ingredients that become effective when they stay in the mouth. Our flagship product is XyliMelts[R] for Dry Mouth. Other oral care solutions in the OraCoat family include H-B12 Melts for mouth sores. Oracoat's innovative oral care solutions are backed by clinical studies to ensure optimum performance and user safety.

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