Oncology Testimonials

As I stated; my husband has been undergoing Chemotherapy for the past 23 months and had 30 Rx. of Radiotherapy combined with 10 Rx. of Chemotherapy last Feb. – March 2015. Then He was given different Chemotherapy (NIVOLUMAB) in the Nov. 2015 and became aware his mouth was very dry, no saliva, not able to talk properly, taste or smell food and a very coated tongue. The coating on his tongue was about 5mm thick and what ever was taken orally in the form of fluids the tongue took on the colour of the fluid eg. (Coffee –black, Red Wine – a dark red, Protein Drinks – yellow discolouration) nothing would shift this thick coating. Scrubbing with a toothbrush, N/Saline mouth washed and Sodium Bicarbonate Mouth Washes had little effect in cleaning the tongue or assisting the production of saliva. Some Nursing staff claimed it was Oral Thrush and ordered NIlstat oral drops, this had no effect on the thick coating of his tongue. I disputed this diagnosis as there was no tongue or mouth soreness on hot drinks or when eating food.

He tried ******* Mouth wash and mouth spray these had no effect, his mouth was totally dry even when he used the mouth spray repeatedly during the day. A bottle of water created more moisture in his mouth while drinking. In desperation I bought ***** toothpaste, mouthwash and mouth gel. The Mouth Gel seemed to assist a little but only just prior to mealtimes. The toothpaste and mouthwash were pleasant to use but had little effect in improving the salivary content of his mouth.

While my husband was undergoing Radiotherapy Rx. again at Epworth Hospital in August 12-18th 2016, one of the Radio-oncology Nurses gave him 4 x 5ml sachets of Denta-Med to try. In 6 days he had noticed his tongue was less coated and he had some moisture in his mouth. He is using the Denta-Med daily BD. It is now 16 days since he started using the Denta-Med and his tongue is almost totally clean and pink and he has saliva back in his mouth. He still has days when his speech is not clear but these are becoming less frequent. The vast number of Chemotherapy drugs he has been given in the past 23 months has had a detrimental effect on his body and appetite, but he no longer has to apologise to the Dentist for the “dry black tongue”. I would recommend Denta-Med to any person undergoing Chemotherapy, for the protection of their tooth enamel and oral hygiene in general, especially if suffering from the “dry mouth syndrome”.

Diane, Rosanna, Vic

"...I just wanted to let you know that Denta-Med toothpaste has been a life saver to my sleep! In 1997, when I was 26, I got metastatic melanoma around the lymph glands in my neck. I had a bi-lateral neck dissection and a pretty rough course of radiation therapy. Until then, I'd never had any problem with my teeth, had never had a filling and my teeth were lovely and white! (those were the days!!) Now I don't have a tooth in my mouth that hasn't been filled numerous times and the majority have had root canals, my tongue is overly sensitive and 'prickly', my breath gets yucky and my whole mouth condition (despite religiously following every single rule I've been given - bi-carb mouthwashes, tooth mousse, fluoride trays etc etc) is very poor.

My post-cancer dentist gave me some of your Denta-Med to use a year ago and Oh My God!! This has made SUCH a difference! I've been using ****** (brand name deleted) for years which has helped to keep my mouth sort of moist, but I was still waking up several times in the night having problems breathing because I was just so dry, even down my throat. Dr ****** told me that while ******(brand name deleted) is a good product, it doesn't have a neutral Ph so it wasn't helping fight my dental decay.

Denta-Med however has a neutral Ph (which I'm sure you know!! Lol) I not only use Denta-Med as a toothpaste but also as a mouth gel. I smear a small amount around my mouth, mainly on the teeth, then I put some ******(brand name deleted) (I tried just using Denta-Med but it was a bit sticky on its own) These two products combined (along with using Denta-Med as a toothpaste) are fantastic!! I now sleep the majority of every night without waking up! Oh Yay!! And my dental decay has been greatly reduced. I know it sounds corny, but Denta-Med really has made such a difference to my quality of life! My teeth feel better, my tongue hurts much less, my breath isn't stinky and I can sleep!! Thank you SO much for all of the effort and research that has gone into creating this product! Quality of life is so much more important than quantity (I think, anyway!) and you've definitely improved mine!

 Natasha Hall, QLD

In April, 1989, I was diagnosed as having malignant squamous cancers in the lymph nodes on both sides of the neck. They were surgically removed, and found to be secondaries, the primary was not located. Further treatment, radiotherapy to the neck area followed immediately and this left me with the residual after effects of damaging the enamel to all of my teeth, damage to taste buds, and saliva glands, causing me to suffer for nearly 7 years with persistent and painful ulcers to the mouth, cheeks, and tongue.

Mouth washes 4 times a day, gum shields with fluoride gel, artificial saliva sprays and various liquids and lozenges, to such failed to make any impression to these ulcers, resulting in years of eating very bland foods and lukewarm liquids. A few weeks ago I was asked by the Doctors in radiotherapy if I would like to use a sample tube of a new gel (Denta-Med) that they had on hand at the Hospital. I agreed but must admit I was not at all confident that it would help me with my ulcers. However, I cleaned my teeth after lunch and then applied the gel with a small soft toothbrush as recommended to all the soft tissue of the mouth and gums.

Within an hour my mouth felt unfamiliarly clean and fresh. I kept this routine for several days after each meal, and especially at night. Lo and behold, within a week almost every ulcer had disappeared, and my mouth, at night, usually so dry that I would awake to spray my mouth with artificial saliva was no longer a problem. It remained moist, not wet and I was able to enjoy undisturbed sleep, for the first time in years.

My mouth now has only one small persistent ulcer on the side of my tongue which I believe is mostly caused by rubbing against rough tooth enamel. I would like to thank you and your company for producing this very effective gel, and I am sure thousands of people will eventually use it and receive the same relief that I experienced. I will unreservedly recommend your (Denta-Med) gel to any person suffering with ulcers and gum troubles.

 

J.S.M, Spearwood, WA

"I would like to thank you for introducing me to your product Denta-Med. Since it has now been a month I feel that you should know just how beneficial it has been to me, as you know I am on a clinical trial at Royal Brisbane Hospital for throat cancer which as has left me with some severe side effects one of them being dry mouth and general mouth disorders, not an easy thing to put up with, I have had discomfort from the radiation treatment for almost nine years now and have tried to address these issues with many products, none of them worked satisfactorily.

However since following your advice I have definitely noticed an improvement to my oral hygiene plus my dry mouth and throat do definitely seem to have improved dramatically, Denta-Med, it would appear to me has been able to address the issue of dry mouth by forming a physical barrier which somehow gives me the ability to not have to use copious amounts of water, I still have dry mouth which unfortunately is permanent but I definitely do not have the irritation and get comfort from using your product.

I am no dentist, however my dentist on my last visit which was 2 days ago was very impressed with my oral hygiene and my gums and in his own words said I don’t know what you’re doing but whatever it is keep it up I told him about Denta-Med and he said he would look into it as he treats a number of patients with dry mouth. Having said that, it also has been very helpful to not only me but my family, as I now have some comfort which is stress relieving which in turn has been good for all of us. Patrick, I cannot thank you enough for developing this product it has changed my life and my general self esteem has also improved along with the obvious beneficial oral health issues.

I will continue to use Denta-Med and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone in similar circumstances, as I stated previously I have tried for nine years and Denta-Med is by far the best product that I have been able to use. Kind Regards with many thanks."

 Lennox Head, NSW 21-9-2007

"I have found your product to be very helpful after chemotherapy damage to the cells in my mouth. I will continue to use it. My oral therapist is pleased with the progress I'm making. Yours sincerely",

 

C.D.A, S.A