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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Like to go camping but are there any dangers sleeping with my mouth open?

Like to go camping but are there any dangers sleeping with my mouth open?

INSECT SWALLOWING : And disturbing wildlife and other humans with your snoring should be your main concerns. Have you given a thought as to getting seen by a doctor to see why this is happening? ...Read more

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How to stop sleeping with my mouth open?

How to stop sleeping with my mouth open?

Have it checked out: Most people sleep with their mouth open for a reason. You may have airway obstruction or sleep apnea. Try nasal strips to see if it helps. If you snore there are devices made by dentist that can help. Sleeping with an open mouth will dry your mouth making you much more susceptible to decay and periodontal disease. Bacteria love a dry mouth. ...Read more

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How can stop sleeping with my mouth open?

Several ways: An oral appliance fabricated by a dentist trained in sleep medicine can prevent mouth opening if orthodontic elastics are used to connect the upper and lower arches. Also, an elastic band is available to be worn over the top of the head and under the chin. An evaluation of the nasal airway is also important-it must be open. See a dentist trained in sleep medicine. ...Read more

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How can I stop sleeping with my mouth open?

Rule out anatomical: Have your anatomical alignment of the jaw bones are okay as well as nasal blockages . See an ENT and orthodontist. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop myself from sleeping with my mouth open?

What can I do to stop myself from sleeping with my mouth open?

Mouth breather?: It is not that uncommon for someone to sleep with their mouth open, but if there is some type of breathing disorder, then it should be checked. Is your gum tissue inflamed or sore around the upper front teeth? Extra thick tissue in the back of the throat, obesity, meds, supplements, sleep position. If questions, i would see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do you heal the sore throat from sleeping with my mouth open?

How do you heal the sore throat from sleeping with my mouth open?

Dry throat : It may seem obvious, but moisturize your mouth and throat by drinking plenty of fluids. Biotene products are helpful over-the-counter products and there are a variety of things that can be used for dry mouth and dry throat. An important question is why are you mouth breathing? Is there a nasal congestion or nasal obstructive problem? You may want to see an ENT doctor to evaluate your airway. ...Read more

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What can I take for my sore throat? Can sleeping with my mouth open cause this?

What can I take for my sore throat? Can sleeping with my mouth open cause this?

Sore throat: If yo sleep wiht your mouth open it could dry up you mucosa in the mouth and predispose you to infection but a lso may cause your throat to feel dry and sore. If you have nay pus over your tonsils or redness in your throat call yor doctor and be seen. You could try salt water gargles to see if it helps. ...Read more

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How can you stop sleeping with mouth open?

How can you stop sleeping with mouth open?

Related to breathing: It could be that if you have trouble breathing through your nose you will breath through your mouth. If you have trouble breathing through your nose and things like antihistamines or breath right strips don't work you may need the help of an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Does sleeping with your mouth open cause problems?

Does sleeping with your mouth open cause problems?

Yes: I recommend the following brief article with recommendations that are practical :how to stop sleeping with your mouth open | ehow www.Ehow.Com/how_7646199_stop-sleeping-mouth-open.Html sleeping with your mouth open can contribute to multiple problems. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I sleep with my mouth open?

Could you explain why do I sleep with my mouth open?

Mouth breather?: It is not that uncommon for someone to sleep with their mouth open, but if there is some type of breathing disorder, then it should be checked. Is your gum tissue inflamed or sore around the upper front teeth? Extra thick tissue in the back of the throat, obesity, meds, supplements, sleep position. If questions, i would see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of someone to sleep with their mouth open?

Information: Most of the time it relates to the anatomy of the nose , mouth and throat. Anatomical obstruction of air flow through the nose can cause it as well as chronic allergic rhinitis. Sometimes there is no dirct cause, but simply a habit pattern. ...Read more

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Is it normal that a baby of one month to sleep with mouth open?

Is it normal that a baby of one month to sleep with mouth open?

Yes quite normal: Do not worry about it. However if the baby is mouth breathing, constantly, you may want to have the baby looked at. ...Read more

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What is the effect of newborn baby if he sleep with mouth open?

What is the effect of newborn baby if he sleep with mouth open?

Obstructed nose: Infants are nose breathers but breath through their mouth when the nose is plugged (mucous). The mouth may get dry doing this. But one should make sure the infant's nose is patent (unobstructed). Sometimes Normal Saline or ayers nose drops/spray may help. ...Read more

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Is sleeping with mouth open caused by old age?

Is sleeping with mouth open caused by old age?

Probably not: It is more likely related to an inability to breath through the nose. Breathing through your nose is healthier and i would suggest seeing someone to help you do so. Probably an ENT physician would be the best person to see.. ...Read more

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Why i'm not able to open mouth wide? I'm biting on my inner cheeks when sleeping.

Trismus: You may have muscle trismus, which can afflict people who grind, clench, and had their mouths opened wide for a while during extensive dental treatment. Consult with your dentist as to your therapy options. ...Read more

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Do you have sleep apnea if you sleep with your mouth open? What are some reasons someone would sleep with there mouth open?

Do you have sleep apnea if you sleep with your mouth open? What are some reasons someone would sleep with there mouth open?

Sleep apnea: has to do with stopping breathing while asleep. It can only be diagnosed in a sleep laboratory. Snoring alone or sleeping with ones mouth open isn't diagnostic criteria for Sleep Apnea. If concerned, a pulmonologist can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why am I snoring and how do I stop? I am in perfect shape. I've had tonsillitis before. I sleep with my mouth open. I'm very healthy

Why am I snoring and how do I stop? I am in perfect shape. I've had tonsillitis before. I sleep with my mouth open. I'm very healthy

Snoring/OSA: Assuming you are a thin or fit young man as you say, then you likely either have large tonsils (which you would know - they are tough to hide) or else chronic nasal obstruction likely from a crooked septum or (much less likely) retained adenoids behind nasal cavity. See an ENT to do a good endoscopic exam of your nose and throat and decide if you need a sleep study. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more