New product to help people who get dry mouth (such as when taking Opiates / Opioids and certain other medications)

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I was at the dentist today for my normal cleaning I get every 6 months, and I was given some free samples of this new product called OraMoist made by Quantum Health.

What it is is a tablet, or patch as Quantum Health calls it, that has an adhesive on one side that has a rounded surface (the other side is flat).  You stick it to either the left or the right side of the roof of your mouth or inside of the cheek, and it is supposed to keep your mouth moist for 2-4 hours (supposedly it works all night for some people).

It is important to keep your mouth hydrated, because saliva washes bacteria off your teeth which helps to avoid getting cavities.

http://www.quantumhealth.com/productgroups/dry_mouth_treatment.html

Even though you won't catch me at any point during nearly any and every day without some kind of fluid to drink, I still have problems with my mouth getting extremely dry.

In a few days, after I try them out, I will write a review of my opinion of it.

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There is also another oral moisturizing product made by Biotene which is a gum.

http://www.biotene.com/products/Gum.aspx

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Ask your pharmacist if you don't see it at your pharmacy.  They may be able to order it for you.

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Have a great day everyone!

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Gum

Besides the Biotene gum, another product to try is Xyletol. It can be found in several Trident varieties.

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The main ingredient in these OraMoist things is Xylitol.

I'll post a picture in a few.

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By the way, I miss-spelled the name of it in the OP but as everyone knows the OP can't be changed.

It is OraMoist, NOT Oral Moist.  Wink No, my mind is not in the gutter.  lol  You would think the company could have been more creative with the name of this, "...breakthrough dry mouth patch that has been specially developed to alleviate parched, dry mouth, lock in moisture for hours and restore a healthy oral environment".

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Somehow

It has magically changed to oramoist ;)

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Thanks for the post allgood.

Thanks for the post allgood. Like many other "new" products this is just another everyday wellknown product re-named or re-packaged. I would hate to see what they charge at the pharmacy for what is essentially Trident, like Goat said.

If one has dry eyes, along with the dry mouth its possible to have Sjogrens syndrome. Rheumatologists are good doctors to see if this is suspected. I posted a few tests used to determine if one has this or not but brain not working now. I know there are antibodies they look for and slit lamp test comes to mind. Search Sjogrens and it should show up.

Another medication that helps dry mouth and dry eyes is Pilocarpine. It is a tablet taken 2-3x day. Allgood you are right. A healthy mouth is very important as infections can spread very easily as well as cavities and gum disease.

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My review of OraMoist

4 thumbs down Frown

This is a TERRIBLE product.

First, it taste like the worst lemon flavor I have ever tasted.

Second, even after the "patch" dissolved I still had a layer of 'slime' that was glued to the roof of my mouth like super glue, no joke. Then when pieces of the "patch" came loose and fell off, it was like having a bunch of little, gooey globules in every nook and cranny of your mouth.

Third, the adhesive that is used in them caused an allergic reaction leaving the area on the roof of my mouth sore and inflamed for several hours after the last piece of goo came off.    I'm glad I didn't pay for these things.

I would NEVER recommend OraMoist to anyone.

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hilarious allgood

Ah, a dry mouth and a dirty mind eh? lolWink So funny I needed that laugh!

 

Now as for the review...man that does sound awful!!!! UGH

Melinda

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not a good product - I feel like a guinea pig

The roof of my mouth feels like it got burned by something hot, and it has been over 12 hours since that goo finally came off the roof of my mouth.

The taste alone was bad enough that I would never try them again, but this allergic reaction (I'm guessing that's what it is) to the adhesive I had is ridiculous.

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If anyone else has tried it, what do you think about it?

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Got a dirty mouth....Chew Big

Got a dirty mouth....Chew Big Red. Tongue out

Sorry you went through that AG., but..you saved me the trouble of ever even thinking of trying it--your description was nasty.(goo, 'slime' , gooey globules ..ugh)