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Part Number: BIOX2Brand: BioXtra
BioXtra For long-lasting lubrication and comfort from dry mouth, especially at night.
It is really so very important to prevent a dry mouth, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease! Unfortunately, CPAP and non-invasive ventilation therapy can exacerbate a dry mouth and especially when other medication has to be taken which also has dry mouth as a side effect.
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.
Based on feedback from people who are looking to get relief from dry mouth specifically during the night, we would always first recommend trying the XyliMelts Discs which gradually dissolve during the night so the effects in most cases remain for longer than other gels or creams. However, this BioXtra Gel or the Biotène Gel are certainly good alternative solutions for people finding using the discs difficult or even for topping up quickly when the XyliMelts have dissolved.
BioXtra Dry Mouth Oral Gel acts as an effective substitute for natural saliva by regulating the microenvironment of the mouth. The unique formulation contains intensive moisturisers which soothe and lubricate for hours at a time and ease the symptoms and effects of Dry Mouth (Xerostomia). It helps promote healthy teeth and comfortable gums.
Additionally, the ingredient (Xylitol may also help prevent tooth decay, which is probably why dentists are recommending XyliMelts and other products containing Xylitol to their own patients).
Xylitol is already used for treating children with middle ear infections, as a sugar substitute for diabetics and in dentistry, and there are no known side effects in humans. However, please be aware that Xylitol is POISONOUS TO DOGS so always be careful where you store it.
Supplied in a 40 ml tube
Whilst there are no known side effects in humans XYLITOL IS TOXIC TO DOGS so please keep the product well away from your precious pets.
Information for Diabetics - although BioXtra Dry Mouth Gel is not intended to be actually swallowed, in case of accidental ingestion, this BioXtra Gel contains just 0,0028g Dextrose per gram of gel.
DO NOT use if allergic to any of the ingredients or if irritation occurs.
I bought the BioXtra Gel as my usual Biotene was out of stock. I found this gel had a pretty good effect but it was not as thick as the Biotene and I felt it didn't last as long. However I would keep it as my second choice.
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Bought this as I keep having to take a drink of water in the night. Unfortunately the gel didnít make any difference however it does taste nice.!
That's a shame it didn't help so much with the dry mouth Kathryn, but it's so important to treat this so perhaps try the XyliMelts which are the biggest success for night time dry mouth 🤞
This is my first tube of bioXtra gel and I have found it to be very effective - soothing and long lasting, especially at night. I will definitely be purchasing again.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Iíve been using this regularly, some on my tongue and some around my gums. It stops the horrid tongue stuck to roof of mouth scenario every morning. You donít need much to be effective, itís pleasant to use.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
This has been one of the better mouth lubricants. You have to rub the gel around mouth walls and tongue. I use in cohabitation with mouth melts.
Iíve only used this product about three times so far. I think itís helped as previously my mouth was so dry I could hardly move my tongue.Itís still gets dry but I donít think itís anywhere near as bad as without using the gel. Itís probably at least 50% better. Itís easy to apply. iIís more just a matter of remembering to use it
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