Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) is a medical condition caused by the lack of saliva to keep the mouth wet, making it difficult to chew, swallow or speak. Saliva, produced by the salivary glands, is important for a healthy mouth as it moistens and breaks down food, washes away food particles from the teeth and gums, and helps people with swallowing. Olivia Pabois, Michael Beverley Innovation Fellow at the University of Leeds, research focussed on the development of a saliva replacement product to improve the symptoms of dry mouth and improve the lives of patients suffering with the condition.
Watch a short presentation about Dry Mouth by:
- Olivia Pabois – Michael Beverley Innovation Fellow at the University of Leeds
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