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A 30-year-old female asked:

Each morning i wake up with a mouth full of saliva, and it smells and it is thick. what are the possible reasons for this?

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Dr. Candy Sebold
General Practice 42 years experience
Thick saliva odor: Thick saliva with a bad odor can mean many things. It could be a dental abscess, periodontal disease, sinus infection and maye even digestive issues. I suggest you see a dentist and an MD to evaluate your condition.
Last updated May 28, 2018

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