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Biotene Warnings And Recalls
Dentist or Hygienist: Biotene can provide relief from dry mouth symptoms, but does not replace professional cleaning. ...Read more
If the cavity is just beginning then high concentration of sodium fluoride might control the expansion of the cavity
If you have a well established cavity then you need to have your dentist eliminate it and place a filling
If you are prone to decay then you should be using a fluoride rinse and have excellent oral hygiene ...Read more
No: No mouth wash alone can control or stop periodontitis. The disease is caused by many different types of bacteria and most of them are beneath the gum tissue therefore no mouth wash can reach those areas. Must get thorough cleaning, laser treatments and regularly scheduled dental visits in order to control periodontitis. Biotene is supposed to help with dental cavities in patients with low saliva. ...Read more
Do certain medications cause teeth to hurt? I also have a red bumpy tongue that I am managing with biotene.
Inadvertently: Some medications do have side effects like... Dry mouth. The decrease in saliva has profound effects, such as ph balance. Changes in flora that coat the teeth and lubricate them are altered. Certain medications also cause para functional activity when you sleep. This includes grinding, which can make your teeth hurt. ...Read more
My front tooth abscess just drained. Is biotene wash ok to use or anything else? Waiting to go to the dentist.
Rinse: Warm salt water rinses will do a better job than the biotene for your abcess. Use 2 tablespoons of salt in 1 glass of water. Swish around and spit. You can do this 4-6x day until you can get in with your dentist. ...Read more
All three: All three can be used for dry mouth but the root cause of why you have a dry mouth should be checked if not already. Sjogrens disease can cause this very thing and can be treated. Good luck ...Read more
My tongue has had a burning sensation for 2 weeks. I use biotene mouth wash, suck on ice chips with no relief. What could this be?
On anxiety meds. So it dries my mouth. Bad breath. I use biotene wash and paste. Doesn't help much. Going on date soon. What can I do? Embarrassed.
Relaxation: Though the anti axiety medication causes dryness, drinking regularly close to 64 ounces a day will reduce dryness. Mouth swish with hydrogen perioxide will hel reduce odor. Also use of mint will ensure fresh ment smell during your date. Then feel relaxed and enjoy your moment ...Read more
Have severe dry mouth taking 5 meds that cause dry mouth have light colored places on side of tongue feels hairy use Biotene paste&rinse what do I do?
Discuss with your MD: The prescribing physician can re-evaluate the medications and possibly make adjustments, if they are causing your symptoms. Investigating other possible causes of a dry mouth can also be considered. It is important not to discontinue the medications on you own. ...Read more
Bad breath when nervous. Dry mouth. Going on date. Embarrassed of breath. What can help long term during that time period? I use biotene already.
Bad breath: Anxiety can make your mouth dry, which can increase a breath problem. Brush and floss well. Chewing sugar free gum will increase saliva Nd help you mouth feel better. Mouthwash will help in the short term. If you have not seen a dentist recently you should see one now. Try to relax before your date and enjoy. Good luck. ...Read more
Can biotene toothpaste and mouthwash make your teeth extra sensitive for long term use? Feels like toothache on all. Also had wore invisalign in past.
No, biotene should: Not cause any sensitivity. Most people who use biotene products do so because they have dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to a whole host of dental problems including tooth decay and gingival (gum) problems - these problems can in turn cause sensitivity. Please see your dentist for a full evaluation, it is the only way you will know what is really going on. ...Read more
I have dry mouth from anti anxiety meds. What type of mouthwash is best for me, won't dry my mouth? Tried biotene. Didn't leave my mouth fresh
Is it bad to take cough drops everyday? I tend to get a cold easily, coming off anxiety meds comp. So it helps w my very dry throat. Tried biotene.
No.: Great, that you are requiring less amount of Anxiety medicine. Cough drops are of many different kind. The one with Ginger and Lemon and Honey would be the best. But all cough drops stimulate saliva so it helps you. Make sure you brush your teeth before going to bed. Some times Drinking sips of water also helps ...Read more
I just started using biotene mouth spray to clean my tongue piercing & now I have bumps on the bottom of my tongue, can it be an allergic reaction?
Could be: Biotene contains peppermint oil and egg\ milk bi products so if you have an allergy to either, don't use biotene. Biotene is used to treat xerostomia and is not used to cleanse tissues in the mouth. Try listerine or hydrogen peroxide. If the bumps persist, see a dentist for an exam. ...Read more
Are dry mouth toothpaste/mouthwashes like biotene / bioxtra safe for long term use even after having a dry mouth? Any possible harm to salivary gland?
Biotene safety: As a product manufactured and distributed under the auspices of the fda, biotene and its related products must meet minimal safety requirements set by that agency. "dry mouth" is a common malady, is often multifactorial in its etiology, and often there are concomitant diseases which contribute to the severity of the problem. See your dentist for a complete evaluation of your situation. ...Read more
Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks. Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water. Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?
Humidifier: People who live in climates with low humidity (esp in the winter) can greatly benefit from using a humidifier during the night. Prevent dryness by using OTC nasal saline to rinse and open nasal passages to avoid mouth breathing at night. Avoid OTC cold remedies as the medications worsen oral dryness. Maintain good hydration during daytime. ...Read more
Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis can present in different forms. For example, patient with ocular mg may present with variable ptosis of one or the both eyes. Patient may also have on/off diplopia. Systemic signs could be difficulty with doing repeatitive activities in the form of fatigue. ...Read more
See below: Sudden heavy feeling or paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, drooping of the same side of the face. Slurred speech, confusion, vision changes, and headache. These symptoms have a sudden onset and would all happen on the same side of the body. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, call for help immediately and take note of the time of symptom onset. ...Read more
Mucous, bloody stool: Crohn's is one of the inflammatory bowel conditions. One of the main signs will be a change in bowel movements usually with blood and/or mucous. Blood in the stool can be red, or dark, tarry and sticky. Abdominal pain is common as well. Rarely constipation can occur. It is systemic so many parts of the body can be affected and not just the stool: joint pain, fever, weight loss and fistulas. ...Read more
Hopelessness: Sadness, isolation, recent crisis, giving important personal things away, talk or threats of suicide, not eating or taking care of oneself. If you or someone you know is thinking or talking about suicide, please call the crisis call center at 1-800-273-8255 or text ctl to 741741. You can also call 911. ...Read more
There may be very: Few. This is because a tsunamis may hit thousands of kilometres from the earthquake that caused it. Thus it may not be felt. When the tsunami is in deep oceans - it may not be apparent. Right before it hits, the sea may briefly recede from the coast. However the best way to find out is from a a tsunami warning system which includes a network of tsunami sensors. Not all countries have this. ...Read more
Check the national institute for neurological disorders and stroke (ninds) for this info, the link is http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/stroke/knowstroke. Htm
different from heart attacks, most strokes don't hurt. Patients often show up too late. Severe headaches may indicate hemorrhagic stroke or aneurysm rupture. If in doubt, go to the emergency room. ...Read more