Despite the use of a CPAP or Ventilator Humidifier, some mask users still continue to suffer from the unpleasant issue of a dry mouth, which can also cause interrupted sleep and sometimes unnecessary bathroom trips, as people often have to turn to drinking water during the night to try to ease this problem. Even more importantly, is the fact that a dry mouth can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, which is why it's so important to prevent this.
The air from the CPAP or Ventilator can cause dry mouth problems, but also bear in mind that a lot of medications people need to take for various medical conditions are also responsible - as are certain medical conditions themselves, like Sjögren's Syndrome and Diabetes etc., so the air pressure in the mask tends to exacerbate this.
Biotène Dry Mouth OralBalance Saliva Replacement Gel offers soothing moisturisation for avoiding a dry mouth with immediate effect after application with long-lasting effects (data exists the effect will last for up to 4 hours but this will vary from person to person). Although flavour-free it does have a slightly sweet taste initially, although not unpleasant.
The Biotène Gel comes in a squeezable 50g Tube.
Biotène Moisturising Gel helps provide protection against dry mouth. It moisturises oral tissue to give long lasting relief.
It comes in a small tube for discreet application and is portable and easy to use.
Biotène Moisturising Gel has a gentle feel that refreshes and moisturises. It helps provide moisturisation for people with a dry mouth.
BIOTÈNE MOISTURISING GEL
- Helps moisturise oral tissue
- Long lasting relief
- Alcohol-free, sugar-free and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)-free.
- No Added Flavour
HOW TO USE
To use Biotène Moisturising Gel, place approximately 1-2 cm of the gel directly on the tongue and spread thoroughly inside the mouth.*
*Always follow package directions.
Glycerin, Water, Sorbitol, Xylitol, Carbomer, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Sodium Hydroxide
Whilst there are no known side effects in humans XYLITOL IS TOXIC TO DOGS so please keep Biotène well away from your precious pets.
Biotène is not suitable for children under the age of 12 unless recommended by a qualified clinician.
DO NOT use if allergic to any of the ingredients or if irritation occurs.
For further tips with dry mouth issues, see the article on Tips For Problems Sleeping With CPAP or Non-Invasive Ventilation.