Saliva is produced by the salivary glands, which secrete it in order to protect the mucosa that covers the oral cavity from external agents.

Together with the oral mucosa, saliva forms the first line of defence of the body.

Composed of water (99%), proteins and enzymes (1%) it plays a fundamental role in maintaining the health of the mouth and in its hydration. With antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal action, it makes the mouth our body’s first line of defence against infections.

What is xerostomia?

Xerostomia is defined as the subjective sensation of a dry mouth.

It is also known as “dry mouth” and occurs when the salivary glands no longer produce saliva with the necessary quantity or quality.

Causes of

Oral problems

The presence of these symptoms significantly affects the quality of life of patients. In addition, the decrease in salivary flow increases the risk of numerous pathologies and oral problems, such as:

  • Rapid onset dental caries
  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth wear
  • Mucositis
  • Cracks in the lips
  • Denture intolerance and lack of retention
  • Opportunistic pathogen infections; for example, Candida spp.
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Insomnia, irritability and depression
  • Higher risk of respiratory infections
Xerostom products to combat xerostomia

Suck a pastille when your mouth feels dry. It does not produce cavities and stimulates salivation. 30 units

Instant moisturiser to alleviate dry mouth. Comfortable and fast, immediate relief. Neutral pH, antibacterial free, alcohol free. 15ml

Protects the mouth and moisturises the mucosa and teeth. Ideal for people with a tendency to have sores and canker sores.


Hydrates, lubricates and protects the mucosa and teeth during the night. Reduces oral discomfort.


Protects against erosion. In case of dental sensitivity or acidic diets, gargle every day and before going to bed.