GC Dry Mouth Gel provides comfort to individuals who may be experiencing difficulty eating, speaking or suffering from dry mouth.
Dry Mouth is a common problem often seen in individuals with impaired production of saliva, for example from medications, radiation treatment or diseases that can damage the salivary glands like Sjogrens syndrome,Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or nasal surgery.
Other possible causes of dry mouth include:
• Insufficient water intake
• Dehydration from physical activity
• Mouth breathing or smoking
• Dehydration from high intake of caffeine or alcohol (e.g., coffee, energy drinks and soft drinks)
GC Dry Mouth Gel was designed to ease the symptoms of dry mouth. It has a neutral pH and a pleasant taste. GC Dry Mouth Gel is sugar-free and alcohol-free and comes in five delicious flavors – fruit salad, lemon, mint, orange and raspberry.
Dry Mouth Gel can be applied easily:
Express a generous amount of GC Dry Mouth Gel from the tube onto a clean finger or tongue. Smear the gel over the buccal and lingual surfaces of teeth and oral mucosal tissues. GC Dry Mouth Gel should be applied anytime during the day as needed. When applied at night before bed, it should be after normal tooth brushing.
GC Dry Mouth Gel
What is it?
Dry Mouth Gel is a new product from GC designed specifically to ease symptoms in patients with impaired production of saliva, for example from medications, radiation treatment, or diseases which can damage the salivary glands. The pH varies between 7.2 and 6.3 (depending upon flavor) and forms a long lasting layer which protects the delicate oral tissues.
Who will benefit?
People with the following conditions may benefit from GC Dry Mouth Gel. Mouth breathing during sleep, Drug-induced dry mouth from prescription or over-the-counter products, Sjogrens syndrome, Radiation treatment, Other long standing conditions which can impair salivary flow, for example diabetes mellitus, chronic hepatitis C infection, and connective tissue auto-immune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematous.
How long will it be effective?
Up to four hours of relief from symptoms of dryness can be expected when GC Dry Mouth Gel is used during waking hours. Applying the gel immediately before bed will help minimize interruptions to sleep from symptoms of oral dryness.
Can it also be used for Denture Wearers?
GC Dry Mouth Gel can be used under lower full dentures as a tissue protectant and lubricant. When placed inside an upper full denture, it may replace the cohesive retention effect which is normally gained from saliva. However it does not replace the need for a separate denture fixative. GC Dry Mouth Gel does not stain or damage acrylic, chrome-cobalt or other denture base materials.
What flavors are available?
For someone who needs GC Dry Mouth Gel it is a product that has to be applied several times daily for many months and/or years. The purpose of different flavors is to provide a variety of different tastes to not only relive dry mouth but also to provide a number of pleasant alternatives to make the mouth feel fresh and more comfortable.
GC Dry Mouth Gel is available in Orange, Lemon, Raspberry, Mint and Fruit Salad Flavors.
Tubes are 40gm size that fits easily into the pocket or handbag and is available for immediate use whenever necessary.
Is it safe to swallow?
Yes. GC Dry Mouth Gel is normally less than 1mL per application, with several applications per day. A pea size amount is approximately 500mg, which would be ingested slowly over a period of several hours.
Ingredients. Polyglycerol (Diglycerol), Pure water, Sodium carboxymethylcellulose, Carrageenan, Sodium citrate, Flavour, Ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate.
Alcohol and Sugar FreeGreat for Diabetics!