Developed by a UK pharmacist the Moi-Stik is a unique oral hygiene product with a growing reputation for offering safe and effective oral hygiene for some of your more vulnerable patients.
Many elderly patients on wards and within the care home setting benefit from a good oral care regimen, particularly those living with dementia, patients with neurological conditions e.g. Stroke as well as those undergoing cancer therapy, ICU care and end of life care.
Following the MHRA’s Medical Device Alert regarding the use of foam oral swabs/applicators many sites have moved away from these products due to safety concerns. For more details follow this link: (MDA/2012/020)
The Moi-Stik is supplied in convenient foil pouches each containing 3 moist, cotton applicators. The large soft cotton tips are both adhered and tightly wound around the 4” shaft for added safety before being pre-moistened with our Saliveze Dry Mouth product. This alcohol, sugar free aqueous solution is pH neutral whilst containing important electrolytes, and is one of the most widely prescribed Dry Mouth solutions in the community.
Being pH neutral is important, as any increase in acidity levels in the mouth can increase soreness and tooth decay. In 2017 the NHS’ own UK medicines information dept published advise to pharmacists about prescribing saliva substitutes.
“The use of saliva substitutes may be helpful to patients complaining of a dry mouth and offers symptomatic relief for patients with insufficient salivary function. There are a variety of preparations available including artificial saliva replacements (e.g. gels, sprays and mouth rinses) or salivary stimulants (e.g. chewing gums, citric acid tablets). Properly balanced artificial saliva should be of a neutral pH and contain electrolytes…The acidic pH of some artificial saliva products may be inappropriate for dentate patients as these can cause dental caries.” ref UKMI Q&A 190.8.2017
The Moi-stik is of course pH neutral, making it perfect for use on any ward or care home environment. Simply use it as part of your oral hygiene protocol by applying the Moi-stik on all intra-oral surfaces, floor of the mouth, tongue and lips. This action not only helps to gently cleanse the mouth, it can also offer oral lubrication via the Saliveze solution.
In summary, Moi-Stik’s not only help cleanse the mouth, they can also help relieve debilitating Dry Mouth symptoms by:
- Lubricating the oral mucosa
- Replacing salivary electrolytes
- Maintaining the mouths neutral pH
- Helping reduce tooth decay
- Aiding speaking and swallowing
- Aiding restful sleep
- Safe and easy to use
- Effective and economical
- Rapidly becoming the product of choice for both health care professionals and patients alike