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When I brush my teeth I pull and spit out mucus from the back and mid of my throat and it seems where the back of the nose connect to the throat. Is this okay, safe or normal?

When I brush my teeth I pull and spit out mucus from the back and mid of my throat and it seems where the back of the nose connect to the throat. Is this okay, safe or normal?

Anatomy: The oral cavity and the nasal cavity connect in the back of your throat. That's why you can breath through your mouth or your nose. If you have a lot of mucus check with your primary care physician who may want you to see an ear/nose/throat specialist. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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So I just finished brushing my teeth, after gargling, some mucus came out with little bits of blood, what could be the problem?

So I just finished brushing my teeth, after gargling, some mucus came out with little bits of blood, what could be the problem?

Sinus infection?: You may have a sinus infection, or a respiratory infection. The entire head and neck region is connected. Your sinuses are connected to your mouth and to your nose. Your respiratory tract is connected to your oral evironment also, that is why you can breathe through your mouth. This may be why you had mucus in your saliva. If it persisits see your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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While brushing my teeth this morning I began coughing up a lot of bloody mucus. Now two hours later I'm tired and still a little dizzy. What can this be?

While brushing my teeth this morning I began coughing up a lot of bloody mucus. Now two hours later I'm tired and still a little dizzy. What can this be?

Hemoptysis, see GP: Or coughing up bloody mucus. Regardless, see your GP as soon as possible for investigation, tests and treatment if needed. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the problem if I am spitting up yellow mucus before brushing your teeth?

What is the problem if I am spitting up yellow mucus before brushing your teeth?

Pus...: It sounds like you may be discharging pus from an abscess. Usually an abscess originates from a bacterial infection. A pus taste may also develop. There are two types of dental abscess. A gum abscess and tooth abscess. Schedule an appointment with a dentist! ...Read more

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I'm brushing my teeth at night but at morning my mouth isn't clean (does the mucus which is inside the nose got swollen to the mouth)&how to stop it?

I'm brushing my teeth at night but at morning my mouth isn't clean (does the mucus which is inside the nose got swollen to the mouth)&how to stop it?

No: No mucus from inside your nose goes to the mouth unless you (excuse the term) hack things up. The reason for the "not so clean" feel is that your mouth becomes more dry at night due to decreased saliva production = less smoothness/wetness on the teeth and they will fill less clean. No worries

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Why do I get some thick saliva or mucus in my mouth and throat after brushing my teeth?

Why do I get some thick saliva or mucus in my mouth and throat after brushing my teeth?

Allergy?: Possible allergy to one or more ingredients in toothpaste.
Try an all-natural version from the health-food store. ...Read more

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I get a bitter taste in my mouth after eating and even after just brushing my teeth. What causes this? I also have mucus in my throat but am not sick

I get a bitter taste in my mouth after eating and even after just brushing my teeth. What causes this? I also have mucus in my throat but am not sick

Gum disease: Bitter taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This condition should be checked by a dentist. It is a painless condition, but can induce serious complication. ...Read more

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Every morning my nose is plugged up, & I expel a lot of mucous when I brush my teeth. Later in the day, i'll sneeze & ache all over. What is it?

Every morning my nose is plugged up, & I expel a lot of mucous when I brush my teeth. Later in the day, i'll sneeze & ache all over. What is it?

Many possibilities: Usually this type of problem has several influencing factors. Allergies play a part, diet and inflammatory responses contribute. A reason found commonly is related to candida (yeast) overgrowth. If appropriate, you may need to go on a "yeast starving" diet, which initially has virtually no carbohydrates, which yeast thrives on. William crooks, md has published guides for this. Also may need meds. ...Read more

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Coughing up thick brown stuff when I brush my teeth?

Coughing up thick brown stuff when I brush my teeth?

Need more info: Coughing up thick brown stuff when brushing your teeth may or may not indicate a problem. If you brush your teeth after snacking or drinking, what you are coughing up may be a residue from either the drink or snack you recently consumed. If you are in good health, this may or may not indicate a problem. However, if this continues, a medical consultation may be indicated. ...Read more

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My teeth have become this horrible shade of yellow brown will whitestrips fix this problem? I brush all the time but nothing helps

My teeth have become this horrible shade of yellow brown will whitestrips fix this problem? I brush all the time but nothing helps

Doubtful: In my experience, white strips and the like work well on young teeth (16-25) age group. Professional bleaching systems - combo in office power bleaching (one or two sessions) with a take home kit in my experience have always rendered brilliant results I personally use the ultradent boost system with opalesence gel take home for patients with custom trays as it has been the most predicable for. ...Read more

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Hi, I have braces and in between and around where they are glued to my teeth there are small brown marks, brushing isn't helping, should I be worried or is it just a stain?

Hi, I have braces and in between and around where they are glued to my teeth there are small brown marks, brushing isn't helping, should I be worried or is it just a stain?

See DDS: Have your dentist evaluate. Optimum hygiene is imperative while undergoing orthodontic therapy. If needed, the dentist may ask for the brackets to be removed for further intervention. After the orthodontic treatment is finished, you may be a candidate for deep bleaching, if the area is deemed hypocalcified or stained. ...Read more

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Is it okay to brush my teeth with baking soda and peroxide (brown bottle)?

Is it okay to brush my teeth with baking soda and peroxide (brown bottle)?

No: It's a matter of regulation. Best to use baking soda in recipes, peroxide to clean traumatic lesions. Use products specifically tested for intro-oral use (look for the ada seal of approval on the package. Baking soda can be too abrasive. Peroxide can be too strong. ...Read more

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My ten years old daughter has got a persistent brown teeth. After brushing it clears off, but got brown again by the end of the day. What is wrong?

My ten years old daughter has got a persistent brown teeth. After brushing it clears off, but got brown again by the end of the day. What is wrong?

See a dentist: Even with good brushing, a sticky layer can remain on the teeth. It is called a pellicle a can be removed by a hygienist or dentist. ...Read more

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1 tooth w/small indent (not cavity) use to hurt now all hurt for over a yr. My new wisdoms are already browning & I brush. Teeth keep getting worse.

1 tooth w/small indent (not cavity) use to hurt now all hurt for over a yr. My new wisdoms are already browning & I brush. Teeth keep getting worse.

Comprehensive exam: Nothing that we can tell you on this website nor anything that you can do at home will resolve your dental issues. You need to actually see a dentist who can give you a comprehensive exam, discuss your problems and offer you treatment options. The sooner you see a dentist, the better you will feel and the healthier you and your teeth will be. Call for an appointment today. Feel better. ...Read more

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I floss & brush every day, don't drink tea coffee cola etc, but have brown stains IN BETWEEN my teeth! (The 8 in the front) how can I get rid of this?

I floss & brush every day, don't drink tea coffee cola etc, but have brown stains IN BETWEEN my teeth! (The 8 in the front) how can I get rid of this?

Contact DDS: Go to your dentist for a professional hygiene appointment. Discuss with your dentist the advantages of professional bleaching. The dentist will check for caries and periodontal issues in addition. ...Read more

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What are the brown spots on my two year old son's teeth? We take good care of his teeth, brushing and flossing every day, but in the last couple weeks brown spots have appeared. Should we be concerned? .

What are the brown spots on my two year old son's teeth? We take good care of his teeth, brushing and flossing every day, but in the last couple weeks brown spots have appeared. Should we be concerned? .

Go see his dentist: Brown spots on teeth can be caused by many things. Tough to answer in this forum, as you could be looking at deep decay recently uncovered by better brushing or some food particles stuck to his teeth. Go see your dentist and get his opinion on what you are looking at. ...Read more

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Dental: The chlorhexidine oral rinse that I'm told to use after my gum graft caused a brownish film on my teeth. Brushing does not take it off. Now?

Dental: The chlorhexidine oral rinse that I'm told to use after my gum graft caused a brownish film on my teeth. Brushing does not take it off. Now?

Temporary: It is temporary and can only be polished off by a professional. My guess is this was prescribed to increase the chances of success of your surgery and will soon be discontinued ...Read more

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Male 33 wt 286 6' h-bp recent labs l-vit d. 3wks w/headachez daily, r-side, temporal above ear, today brown/red/ green mucus sisus pre, wisd tooth bad?

Male 33 wt 286 6' h-bp recent labs l-vit d. 3wks w/headachez daily, r-side, temporal above ear, today brown/red/ green mucus sisus pre, wisd tooth bad?

Go to the Doctor: You need to be seen by your physician. Your question would appear to be the very definition of when one signs off of the internet and goes in person to be seen. ...Read more

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Stained front teeth on two year old? My two year old son has these brown spots on his front teeth that the dentist said should go away naturally. We brush his teeth every day, and he doesn't get much sugar. Is this anything to worry about? Is our dentist

Stained front teeth on two year old? My two year old son has these brown spots on his front teeth that the dentist said should go away naturally. We brush his teeth every day, and he doesn't get much sugar. Is this anything to worry about? Is our dentist

Need photo/exam: Without them it's hard to tell. Could be several things including mild to moderate fluorosis, early to moderate tooth decay (how about a bottle in bed? Or a sippy cup of almost anything other than water? Including milk!). Can seek 2nd opinion or referral to specialist if not confident of dentist's opinion. Careful not to "trust" the answer you "like" best. Just use common sense. ...Read more

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Brown spots on back of teeth for few months now. I don't drink tea/coffee/coke. Wear clear retainer nightly, brush/floss daily. No pain. Help?

Brown spots on back of teeth for few months now. I don't drink tea/coffee/coke. Wear clear retainer nightly, brush/floss daily. No pain. Help?

Calculus?: If the spots are behind your front teeth then it is likely calculus formations. See your Dentist for evaluation and your hygienist for professional cleaning. Ask for strategies to help prevent the calculus (tartar) buildup in the future. Some form it much faster than others. If not calculus, then can be demineralization/decay. Same plan. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I noticed a small light brown spot on my gum, just below my bottom tooth. What could it be? It is not inflamed, nor does it hurt I brush and use mouthwash regularly and have never had any dental problems.

I: I agree with dr. Davantzis' recommendation. Unusual pigmentation in the mouth may be something a benign as racial pigmentation or a freckle or an concerning as cancer such as a melanoma. The only way of getting an accurate answer is have the lesion evaluated by a specialist and obtaining a biopsy of the tissue, usually a simple in office procedure done under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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I noticed a brown spot under my tooth and then saw it on my gum line I brush everyday and mouth wash. Is this something to get checked right away?

I noticed a brown spot under my tooth and then saw it on my gum line I brush everyday and mouth wash. Is this something to get checked right away?

Brown Spots: Could be a range of things. Decay, decalcification which can be a precursor to decay, stain, fluorosis, etc. See a dentist to evaluate and treat if needed, which may involve treating the areas as well as prevention. Don't let it get worse if it is decay. ...Read more

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Green to brown coating on tongue and roof of mouth and blood speckled mucus sometimes.

You need evaluation: This could be as simple as a yeast infection of your mouth but when you are producing blood speckled mucous I would be very worried about more serious causes! I believe it's time you see a physician and get a thorough history of this illness and a physical examination! You may need to be referred to a specialist after this is completed! ...Read more

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Pressure and pain below right eye. Now nasal mucus is brown and I have a horrible taste in my mouth.

Not an eye disease: It would appear that you understand that the sinus can cause eye pain because of the closeness of the sinus to the eye. It would be well advised to have your family doctor or ENT specialist examine this nasal area. If you are diabetic it is even more important to have it looked at ASAP. ...Read more

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Why do I have green to brown coating on my tongue and roof of my mouth every morning? It tastes bad. I'm very thirsty. I have blood speckled mucus.

Morning breath: If you're thirsty when you wake up - you're undoubtedly dehydrated (which happens normally after not drinking for 8 hrs or so) - perhaps you're a little 'drier' than you should be? And, you're likely mouth breathing so the natural, germ fighting saliva dries out. Perhaps too medicines have an effect like antihistamines for allergy. Smoking of course wouldn't help and some foods can lead to odors. ...Read more

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Have mucus like substance on tongue. But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away. See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer. I have no bleeding, pain or anything just

Have mucus like substance on tongue. But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away. See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer. I have no bleeding, pain or anything just

Go see: Any visualized change in your mouth should be evaluated. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for evaluation. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be told there's nothing to worry about? And on the slight chance that there is a problem it, s better to have it resolved as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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