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Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel 1.5 oz (42 g)

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Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz
 
4.1

(based on 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (70)
  • Gentle on gums (37)
  • Effective (23)
  • Easy to administer (21)
  • No side effects (19)

Cons

  • Pricey (18)
  • Wears out quickly (16)
  • Not effective (7)
  • Tastes bad (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (48)
  • Prevent cavities (11)
  • Everyday (10)
  • Bad breath (9)
  • Travel (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (73), Have medical condition (21), Elderly (5), Healthy adult (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Told my dentest it's the best $ can buy.

A lillte dab at night after I brush my teeth lasts all night. It is quite expensive, so I normally use less that advertised. I found that the smaller amount works just fine. ...Read complete review

A lillte dab at night after I brush my teeth lasts all night. It is quite expensive, so I normally use less that advertised. I found that the smaller amount works just fine. It took a little getting use to. Then it was like an old friend. Told my dentist this worked best, and lasted all night. Would recommend it to anyone who has dry mouth from meds.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Completely Changed Ingredients - USELESS

I have used this gel day and night for over 10 years and now they have ruined it. It is NOT a gel anymore - it is now runny, tastes bad, and is...Read complete review

I have used this gel day and night for over 10 years and now they have ruined it. It is NOT a gel anymore - it is now runny, tastes bad, and is also sweetened with sorbitol and xylitol (originally only contained xylitol). I do not know what I am going to do now that Biotene has made this USELESS to help with my dry mouth. Over the years I have tried many different brands and none were as effective as the ORIGINAL Biotene Dry Mouth Gel. I am now looking for something to replace this terrible product. I don't know why companies change good products - I suppose this change will make a bigger profit IF they do not lose all their customers. I have not even mentioned that it now also contains Propylparaben (a not so good for you preservative). I have not looked up all the new ingredients to see where they come from. Here is what is in the "new improved pH balance" Biotene Oral Balance Dry Mouth Gel: Glycerine, Water, Sorbitol, Xylitol, Carbomer, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylparaben. The ingredients are VERY different, it is not a minor change. I wish they still offered the ORIGINAL. I can only hope I can find something from another company that will help my dry mouth.

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5.0

I will continue to buy this product.

By Karen G.

from Yorktown, VA

describe yourself Have Medical Condition

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Great Moisturizer

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Mouth

    Comments about Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz:

    My husband has dry mouth since he had throat radiation in 2002 (he lost a lot of saliva function) He uses this every night before he goes to sleep to keep his mouth moisturized. He also has been able to use it before going into surgery (since no water is allowed).

     
    2.0

    Doesn't work very long

    By gtrsteve

    from Elizabeth, CO

    describe yourself Have Medical Condition

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • NONE

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz:

      I tried this Gel again for dry mouth while sleeping, but it doesn't last very long and ends up going down my throat instead, which I don't like.
      I preferred the Dry mouth moisturizing LIQUID which worked much better, but Biotene stopped making it.

       
      3.0

      Wish they would go back to the old spray formula

      By SewTrue

      from Portland, OR

      describe yourself Caregiver

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Administer
      • No Side Effects

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz:

      I buy this by the case for a relative with severe dry mouth. It does not work nearly as well as the old formulation of the spray. But it is the closest they can come to a little comfort. It is difficult to use at night because it can be difficult to open and reclose. The tube gets slippery with repeated night time use, falls in the bed and the contents leak out if they lay on it. It is very expensive for what you get but is the only product out there.

       
      5.0

      Biotene Oral Balance

      By K

      from Bellingham, WA

      describe yourself Have Medical Condition

      Pros

      • Easy To Administer
      • Effective
      • No Side Effects
      • Relieves Symptoms Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Arthritis
        • Everyday

        Comments about Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz:

        I use before going to bed. My teeth remain healthy as a result. A dry mouth gives you bad breath, leads to tooth decay, and makes it difficult to talk sometimes.

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Anti-Dry Mouth Product!

        By Barryface

        from Morgan Hill, CA

        describe yourself Have Medical Condition

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Administer
        • Effective
        • No Side Effects
        • Prevents Swelling
        • Promotes Healing
        • Relieves Pain
        • Relieves Symptoms Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz:

          Nightly useage is recommended - even with wearing a mouth appliance.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful Product

          By Jan

          from Napa, CA

          describe yourself Healthy Adult

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Administer
          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz:

              Oral Balance is a wonderful product that alleviates my dry mouth problem and lets me sleep through the night. I have it on automatic ordering so that I will not run out. Delivery has been completely reliable.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wonderful Anti-Dry Mouth Product!

              By Barryface

              from Morgan Hill, CA

              describe yourself Elderly

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Administer
              • Effective
              • No Side Effects
              • Prevents Swelling
              • Promotes Healing
              • Relieves Pain
              • Relieves Symptoms Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz:

                Only lasts approximately 1 month of nightly usage.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                BEST SALIVA SUBSTITUTE

                By Karen the Dry

                from Apache Junction, AZ

                describe yourself Have Medical Condition

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Awesome product
                • Easy To Administer
                • Effective
                • No Side Effects

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Moistens Dry Mouth

                Comments about Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz:

                I have serious issues with dry mouth and cannot sleep at night when my mouth gets dry. It gets completely dry. The Biotene Oral Balance is the most effective saliva substitute I have found. I could not get by without it.

                 
                5.0

                Gives You Moisture When You Need It

                By sleepswithpossums

                from Pacific Northwest

                describe yourself Have Medical Condition

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Administer
                • Effective
                • No Side Effects
                • Relieves Symptoms Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • "cotton Mouth"

                  Comments about Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz:

                  Just squeeze a little into your mouth when you need it, move it around with your tongue, and your dry mouth will be gone.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It's a sleeping aid.

                  By Flip the Flosser.

                  from RTP, NC

                  describe yourself Have Medical Condition

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Administer
                  • Effective
                  • No Side Effects
                  • Relieves Symptoms Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Biotene Oral Balance, Dry Mouth Moisturizing Gel, 1.5 oz:

                    I had radiation therapy as part of cancer treatment when I was 16. Thirty years later I still have severe dry mouth. It is particularly bad at night. I wake up a lot with a severely parched mouth. If I put a little dab of Biotene gel on my teeth and it keeps my mouth moist for hours and allows me to sleep for longer intervals of time.

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