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#1 Kamlesh

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:49 AM

Hi,

Can someone tell me prescription (or over the counter) mouth wash for dry mouth?
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:46 PM

You can use Biotene mouth wash. They also have tooth past and gum..hope this helps, You can get it most major drug stores. Sam
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:11 PM

I use Biotene Mouthwash and toothpaste. It's pricey but it's good. My dentist told me that it balances the ph levels in your mouth and helps to fight bactiria....Lisa
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#4 Sheryl

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:14 PM

Kamlesh, Biotene is what I use. You can have your normal pharmacy order it if they don't carry it as a normal product. I use the mouth wash, tooth paste, and the chewing gum. I like the chewing gum. The tooth paste is ok. The mouth wash is aweful but it does help secrete moisture in your mouth. Another product that I have used is prevident by colgate. My dentist reccomended it. I used it for a couple years then switched to the Biotene. I hope you find something that works for you. If you don't like the biotene products ask your dentist for a prescription that will help you some. Mine prescribed the Prevident. Biotene you don't need a script for. Major chains in Florida carries it with regular tooth products. In Michigan I had to have my local pharmacy order it for me. I hope you are doing well. Sheryl
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:55 AM

Biotene here too!! My dentist is the one that started me out on it. It does help.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:40 PM

Biotene for me too! There's also a spray called Stopper 4 which you can carry with you easily for the quick spritz when you get really dry.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:30 AM

Along with dry mouth, does anyone get a burning mouth feeling? At times it feels like I could shoot flames out of my mouth :lol:

I have been taking Zantac or Pepcid every morning and I noticed that the burning sensation was better. I read that GERD could cause burning mouth problems. So, anyway, when I told my general doctor. about this, she just thought it was weird and didn't do anything about it. I've given up talking to her about my issues and haven't seen her for 3 years.

Pretty much I have been told that I should just suck on hard candy for the dry mouth problems. That could be about the worst thing since I don't need more dental problems.

I've tried the Biotene, but I really don't care for the mouth wash taste or feel. I just end up thirsty after using it, which then seems like there isn't any improvement after I've taken a big drink. I tried a different dry mouth spray and you should watch out if you end up keeping it a long time, it seemed to go rancid and tasted awful!!!

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:21 PM

Hi Sheryl,

Prevident has several products as per my dentist. Can you please share more specifics.
Also, which is better? Biotene or Prevident?

Searching internet briefly, it looks like prevident is a type of fluoride treatment.
Does it help with dry mouth?

Thanks for your help.
Kind regards,

Kamlesh


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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:39 AM

Kamlesh, Biotene products are suppose to help with dry mouth symptoms. It is hard to say if it is really working. It helps secrete saliva while you are brushing but it doesn't appear to help minutes or hours later to Me, but I still use it. When I finish this tube of Biotene I will go back to the Prevident. Since I have reflux and the acid comes up into my mouth and gets on my teeth before I can get out of bed to get rid of it or get a tissue. I like the prevident because it protects your teeth from the acid and your teeth feel clean after using it. It does say under the listing of detrements that it can cause salivation, epigastric cramping abdominal pain or hematemesis. That is if you injest large quantities. Most adults don't eat or swallow toothpaste. Though some adults do put toothpaste ion one of their fingers and right into there mouth like it is a breath freshener. These products are not to be used this way. I will admit to liking the prevident for the flouride to protect my teeth. You can still use the mouth wash (which is really aweful) or gum from the Biotene line. That is my next plan of attack. If you ask your pharmasist he will show you the other companies and their products. They have a book that they look in and give you ideas of what others have tried. That is how I found out about the Biotene line. So everything was ordered for me. Sheryl
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:44 AM

I use Tom's of Maine Dry Mouth Products and Evoxac. I like Evoxac over Salagen.
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:34 AM

Biotene also makes what they call a dry mouth moisturizer. It is called "Oral balance". It states on the bottle it has 5 moisturizers and 18 amino acids& milk proteins plus calcium & omega-3. It comes in a 1.5 fl. zo bottle. It's like a thick clear liquid and you can use it whenever your mouth is dry. The bottle is small and I carry it in my purse (but there are those who say I carry a kitchen sink too :P ) I think it helps me. You can find it where the denture adhesives, etc are.
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:39 AM

I was just prescribed "Magic Mouthwash" that my pharmacist had to mix special and was filled with a prescription. I don't know what's in it but I have only used it once and it sure moistened my mouth and gave my mouth more saliva. I also switched to the biotene toothpaste and had her write the prescription for the Evoxac also.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:43 AM

Kamlesh, do a little research on the Evoxac. It sounds like a great product. Even helps the soft tissue of the intestinal tract. Promotes saliva gland action. I don't have dry mouth to the extream of needing another pill to help me out. My mouth is still able to salivate if I think of lemons or something sweet. I can eat a piece of hard candy or a lollipop and that can bring moisture to my mouth. If I am dry I do have the gum. But it doesn't really bring on saliva action it just moistens your mouth a bit. When you think of lemons or lemon candy or something you enjoy a bunch you should salivate. If you don't then you should think about trying the Evoxac. Let me know what works for you when you decide what action you need. Sheryl
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