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Xylimelt Lozenges: Something New For Dry Mouth
Dry mouth is becoming more common far a variety of reasons. Causes include OTC and prescription medications, aging, radiation therapy and Sjorgrens Syndrome. More about dry mouth causes here. Most causes are our of our control, however it is worth knowing what is causing your dry mouth and changing whatever you can to improve it.
Dry mouth is not only annoying and uncomfortable but it increases the risk for tooth decay, periodontal disease and chronic bad breath.
I was first introduced to Xylimelt lozenges at a dental seminar. The instructor was talking for the entire morning and used this product to keep her mouth from drying out. She highly recommended it as an effective solution for dry mouth.
How Xylitol Works
Xylimelt Lozenges treat dry mouth in a new way that is different from other dry mouth products. The lozenges are placed in the check near the parotid glands in order to stimulate your own saliva flow vs mouthwash or gel that are used to moisturize your mouth by adding enzymes that are found in saliva.
Both are useful but one may work better for you and if you struggle with dry mouth it makes sense to try both.
Saliva gets into your mouth through salivary ducts that are located under your tongue and in each cheek near the upper first molars. As a side note, this is why most people build calculus - aka tarter, on the inside surface of the lower front teeth and the cheek side surface of the upper molars. The stream of saliva in these 2 areas makes plaque on your teeth mineralize and turn into calculus faster than in it does other areas.
The ingredient Xylitol decreases tooth decay. Xylitol is a natural ingredient that has been shown to strengthen enamel and prevent cavities.
Xylimelt lozenges can be used day or night to promote saliva stimulation and prevent dry mouth.
These lozenges have the potential to relieve symptoms longer than a mouthwash or gel because they stay in your mouth longer and unlike sucking on mints or hard candy to keep your mouth moist, won't put you at risk for cavities.
If you are like me, you depend on first hand reviews. so I looked on amazon and found a couple reviews for your information:
5.0 out of 5 stars A Godsend
By Fanshawe VINE VOICE on January 31, 2013 Size: Pack of 1
I have dry mouth due to Sjogrens syndrome, which has been getting worse the last year or two. I tried Biotene products, (gel, mouthwash, spray, gum) plus some other remedies to no avail. This product is the first I've tried that actually WORKS, especially at nighttime.
The directions suggest using two of the melts, but I find that one does the trick. They stay in place firmly once they are applied. No worries about it slipping or causing choking, etc. I no longer wake up with a parched mouth, at least to the degree I used to. Sometimes I actually wake up to find myself drooling. Which, for someone with dry mouth is actually a nice thing to experience.
I find for nighttime use, the mint melts tended to upset my stomach, but the non-mint is perfect (I do like the mint product for daytime use). One melt lasts several hours, not all through the night, but enough that I am not waking up with cotton mouth.
I like Xylimelts for daytime use as well. They last a shorter period of time when speaking or such throughout the day.
I heartily recommend this to someone with dry mouth. It's a very unpleasant condition to have, and these make it tolerable
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good product and cost effective
By jerwig on October 28, 2009 Size: Pack of 1
I have used this product for about 3 months now and highly recommend it.
I have dry mouth but only at night. This has resulted in high dental bills during the past couple years.
I first tried Biotene Oralbalance since it was available locally and was recommended by my dentist. This helped, but has to be applied heavily to be effective. Since it only comes in a small (1.5 oz) tube, a tube lasts me only about 10 days. This makes this an expensive solution.
I found these Orahealth Xylimelts time released Domed mints ONLINE and decided to try them. They work perfectly.
In the last 3 months the only occurance I've had of night time dry mouth was on the only night I FORGOT to take my Xylimelt tablet before going to bed. The instructions say to use 2 tablets at night, one on each side of the mouth. I find that if I use only one, it works as far as preventing dry mouth, though two would probably work better. Using one tablet each night, a box of 60 Xylimelts will last 2 months and costs only slightly more than a 1.5 oz tube of Biotene OralBalance.
I highly recommend this product for anyone suffering with night time dry mouth.
There are many more reviews on Amazon most of them are very good and some are average. I didn't see any bad reviews. You can read more Amazon reviews and purchase this product here.
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