Dry Mouth Study
Do you suffer from dry mouth?
The purpose of this study is to test how well 2 new mouth rinses relieve dry mouth.
If you are a male or female suffering from dry mouth who is 18-70 years of age with at least 20 natural teeth who has not used tobacco products for at least 90 days, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
The study consists of 7 visits which will take place over approximately 6 weeks. Four study visits will last between 30-90 minutes. Three of the study visits will last 1-2 hours.
Study products will be provided at no cost to qualified individuals.
Dry mouth is the feeling that there is not enough saliva in the mouth. Individuals who suffer from chronic dry mouth may experience difficulties in tasting, chewing, swallowing and speaking, and have an increased risk of dental decay or other infections in the mouth. Dry mouth can be caused by many things: medication, medical treatments, nerve damage, and certain diseases. For more information about dry mouth, visit http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/topics/drymouth/drymouth.htm.
The purpose of this study is to determine how well 2 new mouth rinses relive the sensation of dry mouth compared to a control mouth rinse. Eligible participants will be asked to use three different mouth rinses (two study mouth rinses and one control mouth rinse) for one week each. During the study, we will ask you to complete questionnaires rating the feeling of dryness in your mouth. Eligible subjects will be compensated for their time and travel expenses.