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.
How XyliGel Can Help.....
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's Information on XyliGel....
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.
- Can be used while sleeping and daytime
- Coats, moisturizes, and lubricates
- Stimulates saliva*
- Reduces plaque and new cavities
- pH buffered to 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.