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Can dry mouth cause tooth enamel thinning? I am a mouth breather while I am sleeping, that is the only time I have dry mouth at night.

Can dry mouth cause tooth enamel thinning? I am a mouth breather while I am sleeping, that is the only time I have dry mouth at night.

Partly cause it: Dry mouth will put you at risk for tooth decay because you do not have the salvia to remove the bacterium and their toxins easliy. There is more friction between your teeth so the enamel can wear quicker. Control your diet, reduce acids. Medication can cause dry mouth. Biogtene products can help. Sugarless gums. See dentist about mi paste. Find the cause of your dry mouth if you can. ...Read more

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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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Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks. Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water. Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?

Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks.  Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water.  Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?

Humidifier: People who live in climates with low humidity (esp in the winter) can greatly benefit from using a humidifier during the night. Prevent dryness by using OTC nasal saline to rinse and open nasal passages to avoid mouth breathing at night. Avoid OTC cold remedies as the medications worsen oral dryness. Maintain good hydration during daytime. ...Read more

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My brother have problem of dry mouth and bitterness during sleep at night , because that he got broken his sleep at night ?

My brother have problem of dry mouth and bitterness during sleep at night , because that he got broken his sleep at night ?

Dry mouth can be: The result of many causes - due to medical condition, medications etc. Best to be evaluated by a physician. In the meanwhile there are over the counter products like biotene than can offer some relief. Hope this helps. ...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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Boyfriend stated I gasp for air and choke in sleep. Does not wake me up. Very lightly snore. Wake up with dry mouth. Wake up 1-2x a night no reason.

Boyfriend stated I gasp for air and choke in sleep. Does not wake me up. Very lightly snore. Wake up with dry mouth. Wake up 1-2x a night no reason.

Need evaluation: You should be evaluated for possible gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or sleep apnea. Besides being potentially serious conditions, this could be interfering with the quality of your restful sleep. ...Read more

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Can eating too much (cheesecake) just before you go to sleep cause dry (very dry) mouth in the middle of the night and morning. Nu suliva at all?

Can eating too much (cheesecake) just before you go to sleep cause dry (very dry) mouth in the middle of the night and morning. Nu suliva at all?

Not typically but,: Possibly you have an allergy or possibly you may have some lactose-intolerance issues. Do you have similar problems with other milk or cheese products? Problem with too much cheesecake is high calories, high fat content and cholesterol. ...Read more

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Why do I get a dry mouth while sleeping? I drink water when i awake in middle of night when these symptoms are present

Why do I get a dry mouth while sleeping? I drink water when i awake in middle of night when these symptoms are present

Meds : Do you take medications before you go to bed, the most common cause of dry mouth are meds, or auto immune disese , need to be evaluated by both and md and dds. ...Read more

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What could cause dry mouth and sob sensation at rest ( while sitting, sleeping, or standing) no wheezing no cough no mucos. Sob stayed all night. ?

What could cause dry mouth and sob sensation  at rest ( while  sitting, sleeping, or standing) no wheezing no cough no mucos. Sob stayed all night. ?

Anxiety and sob: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include sob (shortness of breath), insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a mouth-breather (when i sleep) and i wake up with a dry mouth. How can I stop this?

I'm a mouth-breather (when i sleep) and i wake up with a dry mouth. How can I stop this?

See an ENT: That's a good question. Many individuals breath through their mouths rather than through their nose as a result of allergies, nasal congestion, or from some anatomic blockage of the nasal cavities. The first thing that i would do is see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat specialist for a consultation. ...Read more

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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