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We have added this new Xyligel from Orocoat as an alternative for the few people who struggle with the original Xylimelts, as it really is so very important to prevent a dry mouth, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease!
Unfortunately, CPAP therapy can exacerbate a dry mouth and especially when other medication has to be taken which also has dry mouth as a side effect.
As explained in the description of the original Xylimelts Dry Mouth Discs, 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.
This new Gel version of the popular Xylimelt Discs is applied inside the mouth and squished between the teeth, paying particular attention to the inside of the lips (and on the lips too if needed). It can be used during the day, but for night-time use it is advisable to ensure an extra blob is placed in the inside of the cheeks and lips. This soothing gel is designed to lubricate the mouth to help prevent a dry mouth.
Additionally, the ingredient (Xylitol may also help prevent tooth decay, which is probably why dentists are recommending XyliMelts and Xyligel 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.
The Xyligel is supplied in 50 ml tubes.
Ingredients: 17% Xylitol, vegetable oils (soybean, hydrogenated soybean, canola, palm mono- and di-glycerides, zero trans fat), water, mono- and di-potassium phosphate pH buffer, vanillin, rosemary.
OraCoat XyliGel for dry mouth and tooth decay is an all-natural, great tasting, soothing gel that coats the mouth with 17% xylitol and lubricant to relieve dry mouth (xerostomia) day and night and reduce tooth decay. XyliGel is the only dry mouth gel that is non-acidic and pH buffered to the best range for the mouth, pH 7.4.
Whilst there are no known side effects in humans XYLITOL IS TOXIC TO DOGS so please keep XyliGel well away from your precious pets.
I bought to complement the Xylimelts discís as I found they werenít working as well as they used to. Very easy to use, I squirt some onto my tongue and then use my tongue to work round my mouth and gums. It has rather a thick texture and I would say vanilla in taste but not unpleasant. I have found this has helped so far but it has been only a couple of weeks.
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I have the tablets discs by the same company and they work brilliantly but I find the gel does not last long at all
Agree the Xylimelt discs are much better, but the XyliGel is helping people who can't use the discs due to false teeth or mouthguards.
I had tried the Xylimelt discs before and always found them uncomfortable or ended up chewing them in my sleep. However the gel is amazing - I rub it on my gums and between my teeth and the difference is amazing. No more dry mouth. I'd highly recommend this for those of you that cannot get on with the lozenges. Great flavour too and I wake with minty breath lol
I have only used this once. I prefer using xylimelts for my dry mouth as they last most of the night. I will probably use the gel as a top up.
Most people seem to agree that they prefer the Xylimelts, but for people who can't use them the Xyligel has helped. Hope it helps as a top up.
After using the tabs for a while thought I would try this, interesting to apply to mouth and hope it stays in place, once in situ I think it works ok. Will stick at it.
Easy to apply and dissolves evenly.Not sure how long it lasts as I only sleep about 4 hours.Will try for a month and then try tablets again.
I have sjogrens and suffer extremely dry mouth. I started using Xylimelts a couple of years ago and these are very good. When the new product Xyligel became available I tried this and with both these products they are life changing. I have found both to be better than any other products for me. Both are neutral taste and last a reasonable time. Fully recommend.
Great to hear this Linda 🙂
I usually have the melts and tried this as an alternative. It works okay but I prefer the melts.
I would confirm that this is the case for most people Ellen, that the Xylimelts are better, but are a good alternative for people who can't use the Xylimelts due to mouthguards etc. Thanks for your honest review.
Very prompt service and a brilliant product. No more dry mouth or sore throat. Would definitely recommend.
I take methotrexate and have severe mouth sores. CPAP was terrible. Day and night pain relieved by the gel, and decent sleep at last. Excellent.
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