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The BioXtra Spray is a quick and convenient immediate solution for a dry mouth.
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 Dry Mouth Spray, the 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.
This spray is particularly useful as a top-up without interfering too much with full removal of the CPAP mask, and also handy for people wearing face coverings during the day, which can also lead to a dry mouth when needed for long periods of use, to quickly spray into the mouth.
BioXtra Dry Mouth Gel Spray gently supplements natural saliva by regulating the micro-environment of the mouth. The formulation quickly and effectively moisturises, soothes and eases oral discomfort of Dry Mouth (Xerostomia).
BioXtra Dry Mouth Gel Spray helps strengthen enamel and fight against the formation of dental caries, whilst promoting fresh breath and comfortable gums.
For convenience and immediate moisturisation during the day, spray directly into the mouth as often as required.
The BioXtra Dry Mouth Gel Spray contains 50 ml of liquid and a little goes a long way.
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.
Directions for use:-
Aqua, Sorbitol, Maltitol, Xylitol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Methylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Monofluorophosphate 0.114%w/w (150 ppm), Sodium Chloride, Sodium Propylparaben, Di-Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Saccharinate, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Colostrum Whey, Lactoperoxidase.
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.
BioXtra products contain traces of milk and egg-white proteins. Do not use if allergic to any of the ingredients.Contains Sodium Monofluorophosphate (max. 150 ppm F¯). For children under 7 years of age, supervise use, minimise swallowing and in case of intake of fluoride from other sources, consult a dentist or doctor.
I tried this during the day as I also have a lung condition and on oxygen it does what it says for dry mouth but I am not to keen on the taste. Did try it at night-time but obviously it doesn't last the whole night so it is back to my XyliMelts. Worth a try though.
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Always worth a try Georgena like you say, and is a good option for people who don't get on with the XyliMelts, but wherever possible, the XyliMelts are definitely the best product for dry mouth.
I normally start with a mouth moisturise spray then I put in the gel and try and rub it around with my tongue so it lasts all night.I'm very pleased with the spray but I'm still on finishing my biotene gel so haven't tried that yet. I'm hoping if the spray is anything to go by it will be very effective and taste minty. I'd certainly recommend the spray and cost from the website and everything I've bought is sent very quickly. Thank you very much.
You're very welcome and think you'll find the spray good for a quick top up if needed. Handy for during the day too in face coverings 🙂
I found it hard to direct the spray to the gum area and it didn't last very long. I found the gel better
I use XyliMelts every night and they're excellent but...I still ended up with such painful, split lips with purply, dark red blisters because my mouth was so dried out that my teeth were sticking to the inside of my lips. My tongue was always stuck to the roof of my mouth and It is hard to relate just how painful my whole mouth was. So I thought I'd give the spray a try - and I'm SO glad I did! It is absolutely amazing...and that's no exaggeration! The taste is pleasant, and quite sweet and it eases the problem almost immediately. It only takes a small amount on my finger to rub on the inside of both my lips and then one or two short scorpion my tongue and top throat area
Glad you've found the spray helpful in addition to the XyliMelts 😊
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