Hi again. In light of my recent post, I thought I should tell you about the free samples my dentist gave me today. I don't get on here much, so someone may have posted this already (particularly because you are all Sjoggies), so sorry if it's old news.
The hygienist I saw today gave me free samples of what she says "Are the brand new 'thing' for SjS patients!'" Meanwhile (oh bitter irony) my freaking teeth are gone now... but whatever. For all of you still have a chance, and certainly for the rest of us with dry mouth, these are XyliMelts that you stick to your gums and they slowly melt.
According to the brochure, they are supposed to work wonders for bringing that good bacteria into our mouths, stopping decay, and helping tons with dry mouth. Because they're designed to stick to your gums, you can sleep with them without choking! Good news for us Bi-Pap/C-Pap users, you can sleep with them whilst using the machine! Finally for us (soon to be me) denture wearers, you can also use it with your dentures!!
I have them in now and they REALLY stick! They probably cost a gazillion dollars and I don't think they can Rx them yet. You can get them at Rite-Aid for sure. We get a 20% discount there with our Wellness card. Love that!
Anyone else using these?
Peace and blessings, ~Andrea The Afterthought