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Does dry mouth indicate bad digestive health?

Does dry mouth indicate bad digestive health?

No: Dry mouth is a common side-effect of medications and can be seen with scleroderma and is a side-effect of radiation for throat cancer. Medication side-effect is by far the most common and can be seen with anti-depressants, anti-histamines and some blood pressure medications. It is not related to digestion. ...Read more

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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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I've got dry mouth and bad breath need help please?

I've got dry mouth and bad breath need help please?

Avoid alcohol: People who have reduced salivary flow have increased bacterial populations in their mouths, and some of those bacteria produce mercaptans as a by product of cellular activity. Mercaptans are sulfur based, rotten egg smells. So you need to reduce bacterial populations and increase hydration. Try using a Fluoride rinse 3x a day and avoid alcohol based rinses. Can use sugar fee candy to help fluid. ...Read more

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How to stop bad breath with its due to dry mouth from medicines?

How to stop bad breath with its due to dry mouth from medicines?

Brush, floss: One thing is to make sure you continue to brush and floss your teeth properly to keep bacterial populations down, use a Fluoride rinse to strengthen teeth. Also, talk to you doctor who prescribed the medications to see if there are alternative drugs that won't dry out your mouth. I wouldn't use any mouthwash that has alcohol in it because it would dry your mouth more. ...Read more

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What causes dry mouth? I'm 56yrs f/m, it happens really bad when i'm sleeping even with my mouth closed

What causes dry mouth? I'm 56yrs f/m, it happens really bad when i'm sleeping even with my mouth closed

Xerostomia: Some causes are; medications such as cold remedies containing antihistamines, diabetes, dehydration, stress/anxiety, anemia, salivary gland diseases, & tobacco use. Some home remedies are water, sucking on sugar-free candy, chewing sugar-free gum, use Fluoride toothpaste & mouth wash. ...Read more

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Why do I get dry mouth ? Its so bad that I have to be shewing gum or get a zip of water just to get it moist

Xerostomia: Dry mouth is usually from medications smoking or some diseases etc. If you have this, it will affect your teeth gums and needs professional help. See your dentist chuck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

What's the best way to prevent bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

Brush, floss: It is very normal to have bad breath first thing in the morning. The mouth usually hangs open during sleep which can dry it out. If you are experiencing dry mouth all the time, this is xerostomia and you should consult with your dentist about it. Plaque bacteria thrive in the warm moist oral environment during the night, causing morning breath. Get up, brush thoroughly, floss, brush the tongue. ...Read more

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Not smoke, no drinking, is there anyway of avoiding bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

Not smoke, no drinking, is there anyway of avoiding bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

Oral hygiene: Brush, floss, listerine before bedtime. Drink water through the day. Many medications cause dry mouth. Also see your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth, i'm 56 female, it's really bad at night mostly . During the day i drink constantly, i rarely sleep with my mouth open, still happens?

Dry mouth: The number one reason for dry mouth is the medications we see our patients are on, assuming you are taking medications . If you are not on any medications have your dentist do oral exam and check your salivary gland for possible blockage of the duct due to stones. Or you have to check with your md to see if you have auto immune disease like lupus or sojgren disease , biotine products can help , . ...Read more

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I haven't eaten in weeks and I don't have an appetite. I don't know what's wrong. I have a bad migraine, I have bruises forming, and I have dry mouth.

I haven't eaten in weeks and I don't have an appetite. I don't know what's wrong. I have a bad migraine, I have bruises forming, and I have dry mouth.

See your doctor: Localized bruises without trauma could be signs of hematological issues, such as thrombocytopenia, and the description of evolving symptoms cause me to consider an underlying systemic disorder. Do not delay, see your doctor and get this fully evaluated. These problems could be associated with recreational drugs or medication rxtns. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

A dry mouth can be caused by loss of fluids from diarrhea or vomiting that leads to dehydration, or occasionally as a side effect of a medication. ...Read more


Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more