In a survey reported in the March 2016 issue of Clinicians Report*, 1168 dentists rated the types of dry mouth remedies they had experience with as: very effective, moderately effective, slightly effective, or ineffective. 19.3% of the responding dentists (225) reported usage experience with oral patches/melts. 152 of the 225 dentists specifically cited OraCoat XyliMelts for dry mouth as the dry mouth melts product they were rating. Of the 152 respondents who reported experience with OraCoat XyliMelts as a remedy for dry mouth, 9.2% reported that OraCoat XyliMelts were very effective. This is a higher percentage than for any of the other non-prescription remedies. Confirming this relative ranking, more of the 225 respondents rated the patches/melts as very effective or moderately effective (59.2%) than any other non-prescription remedy.
* Published by CR Foundation, an independent, non-profit, dental education and product testing foundation. Full report is available at this link.