I have Sjogren’s so my mouth tends to have dry spells, and it’s quite extreme while sleeping. I had originally used Biotene (supposedly the number one doctor-recommended brand). Biotene has a gel that you can rub around the insides of your mouth before bed-time and it is supposed to keep the mouth, tongue and gum tissues all moist overnight. Until recently, the Biotene gel worked sufficiently. However, Biotene Gel recently changed their formula and now the Biotene gel doesn’t work at all. I was waking up with an extremely dry mouth and very bad breath. This is serious business when you have a dry mouth condition and can lead to tooth decay.
OraCoat XyliMelts review. XyliMelts for Dry Mouth are an all-natural product made by OraCoat, and are intended to help with dry mouth conditions. XyliMelts
for dry mouth can be used while sleeping or during the day… basically, whenever you suffer from a dry mouth condition.
My dentist recommended XyliMelts for dry mouth. She explained how the main ingredient is Xylitol so it’s a cavity fighting ingredient and very safe to use overnight. XyliMelts claim to coat, moisturize and lubricate; increase saliva; reduce the risk of tooth decay; and freshen breath.
I picked up some XyliMelts from CVS (couldn’t find them at Meijer). They come in disc/tablet form and contain 500 mg of Xylitol each, as well as other ingredients – acacia gum, cellulose gum, mild natural mint, calcium carbonate, and magnesium stearate. The instructions suggest using two discs while sleeping… simply placing the XyliMelts discs in between the cheek and molars on each side of the mouth during the night should do the trick. I opted to use just one and one alone worked great! I wake up with no dry mouth, and I still have the minty taste lingering in my mouth. The result is actually way better than the original formula of Biotene, so I’m not missing the Biotene at all!
It’s not uncomfortable to go to sleep with the XyliMelts disc in my mouth. It really stays in place well and it doesn’t feel like it’ll dislodge and become a choking hazard.
XyliMelts for dry mouth are available at your local pharmacy.