Answer your Dry Mouth (Biotene) Questions

  1. Is Biotene a prescription product?
  2. Are Biotene products gluten-free?
  3. Is the Biotene dental chewing gum sugar free?
  4. Is Glucose Oxidase a sugar?
  5. How long can I chew the gum?
  6. Will Biotene gum stick to my dentures?
  7. Can anyone chew Biotene gum?
  8. Is it safe if I swallow the Biotene mouthwash?
  9. Should I rinse after using the mouthwash?
  10. How often should I use the Biotene Mouthwash?
  11. Should I rinse after using the mouthwash?
  12. How often should I use the Biotene Mouthwash?
  13. Why does the Mouthwash contain Calcium?
  14. Why doesn't Biotene foam up like other toothpaste?
  15. Biotene Toothpaste contains an ingredient called 'Glucose Oxidase'. Is this a sugar?
  16. Do I have to rinse after using Biotene Toothpaste?
  17. What happens if I ingest Oralbalance?
  18. If I am allergic to artificial sweeteners can I still use Oralbalance?
  19. Can I use Oralbalance if I am on other medications?
  20. How do you apply Oralbalance?

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1. Is Biotene a prescription product?

No, Biotene is available without a prescription at most national drug store chains, food stores, and at many discount centers.

 

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2. Are Biotene products gluten-free?

Yes, all Biotene products are gluten-free and sugar-free.

 

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3. Is the Biotene dental chewing gum sugar free?

Yes, Biotene gum is sweetened with Xylitol. A natural sweetener that is not a sugar. Biotene gum is excellent for diabetics.

 

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4. Is Glucose Oxidase a sugar?

No, Glucose Oxidase is an enzyme.

 

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5. How long can I chew the gum ?

The gum can be chewed for as long as you like but should be kept in the mouth for at least 3-5 minutes to allow the enzymes to work.

 

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6. Will Biotene gum stick to my dentures?

No, Biotene gum will not stick to dentures.

 

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7. Can anyone chew Biotene gum?

Yes, Biotene gum is safe for anyone to chew including children.

 

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8. Is it safe if I swallow the Biotene mouthwash?

Yes, although it is not recommended that you do so, there are no dangerous side-effects if you happen to swallow some of the mouthwash.

 

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9. Should I rinse after using the mouthwash?

No, because the mouthwash is alcohol free, there is no need to rinse your mouth out after using the product. Not rinsing allows the enzymes to continue working after use.

 

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10. How often should I use the Biotene Mouthwash?

The product is designed to be use as often as you like especially after brushing and before bed.

 

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11. Why does the Mouthwash contain Calcium?

The Calcium in Biotene Mouthwash helps to rebuild enamel on your teeth and it also helps to neutralize acids in the mouth.

 

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12. When should I see positive results from Biotene Toothpaste?

You should see results immediately - depending on the severity of your dry mouth condition it may take up to ten days.

 

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13. Can anyone use Biotene Toothpaste, even if they don't have Dry Mouth?

Absolutely. Biotene's natural enzymes are normally found in saliva and are essential in preventing cavities and gingivitis while promoting a healthy oral flora.

 

 

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14. Why doesn't Biotne foam up like other toothpaste?

Unlike most other toothpastes, Biotene is made extra gentle and without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, a harsh detergent, which can cause canker sores.

 

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15. Biotene Toothpaste contains an ingredient called 'Glucose Oxidase'. Is this a sugar?

No, Glucose Oxidase is not a Sugar. It is an enzyme, which acts on the glucose (sugar) produced from food ingestion. This reaction helps to eliminate glucose from the mouth.

 

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16. Do I have to rinse after using Biotene Toothpaste?

Yes. However, unlike other toothpaste, you need only rinse once after using Biotene. Biotene does contain fluoride, which is not recommended to swallow.

 

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17. What happens if I ingest Oralbalance?

Oralbalance is perfectly safe to swallow as it is made up of naturally occurring salivary enzymes.

 

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18. If I am allergic to artificial sweeteners can I still use Oralbalance?

Of course! This product is sweetened with Xylitol and this is a substance that is actually produced by the body during normal metabolism.

 

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19. Can I use Oralbalance if I am on other medications?

Yes ! This product will not interact adversely with any medications you may be currently taking.

 

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20. How do you apply Oralbalance?

You can apply one inch of Oralbalance with you finger or a sterile swab.

 

 

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