Dry mouth solutions? (Due to CPAP)
April 23, 2014 11:58 AM Subscribe
Biotene has changed the formula of their oral balance dry mouth gel and now it doesn't last through the night - any other magical solutions for dry mouth due to a CPAP machine?
posted by needlegrrl to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Mr. N uses a CPAP machine (on crazy high settings) and it causes dry mouth, even with the humidifier as part of the machine. He was using Biotene Oral Balance, and it was lasting through the night. However, they recently changed their formula, and now it doesn't last all the way through the night. Ideally, we'd like something he doesn't have to re-apply part of the way through.
We've tried the orajel dry mouth gel, and one other kind (which I can't remember the name of) with no luck - none of them are as good as the oral balance was!
We've talked to the dentist and the regular doctor - the suggestion of an additional humidifier in the room was made, so we're going to try that.
I do not think it is possible for him to not breathe through his mouth. His settings are so high that it forces air everywhere.
He is very well hydrated - drinks probably 140+ oz of water a day.