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Biotene (typeset as biotène) is a dental hygiene product originally manufactured by Laclede Inc. but now marketed by GlaxoSmithKline. It comes in a number of forms, including toothpaste, mouthwash and cream.
In addition to the active ingredient sodium monofluorophosphate in its toothpastes, many of the products formerly contained enzymes including glucose oxidase, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase and lysozyme. The PBF (plaque biofilm) products also contained the enzymes mutanase and dextranase. The oral rinse products have been reformulated without enzymes.
Patients with xerostomia (dry mouth) may use Biotène to reduce the rate of recurrence of dental plaque. However, Biotene by itself does not significantly reduce the count of Streptococcus mutans which is the primary initiator of the formation of dental plaque.
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