OraCoat® XyliMelts® slowly release a great tasting, all natural sweetener, called xylitol, in combination with an oral lubricant to relieve dry mouth (xerostomia) and combat bad breath (halitosis). However, unlike other natural or synthetic sweeteners, xylitol is actively beneficial for dental health by helping to reduce the risk of tooth decay and freshen breath by almost 30 percent in regular users.
XyliMelts can be used as needed to relieve dry mouth. If their systems are not used to it, some people find that they have gut discomfort when they ingest more than about 5,000 mg of xylitol in a short period of time. Each XyliMelts disc contains 550 mg of xylitol, so don't use more than 10 on your first day.
Renewing Melts (HB-12 Melts) can be used as needed. The only risk is acne in a very small number of people when they use more than 5 in one day.
Do not give xylitol to dogs or other pets. Dogs and other pets have different metabolisms than humans and ingestion of xylitol can be harmful to animals.