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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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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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I sleep with my mouth open and the fan on and can't seem to find a cure for my dry throat. What could be the problem?

I sleep with my mouth open and the fan on and can't seem to find a cure for my dry throat. What could be the problem?

Stuffy nose?: Your throat will dry out if you breathe through your mouth through the night. You would generally do so if you can't breathe through your mouth. Some medications can dry your throat. Harsh toothpaste can dry your throat. Try biotene mouthwash and toothpaste. See an ent. ...Read more

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Could sleeping with your mouth open cause a sore throat?

Yes: Sleeping with an open mouth allows your mouth and throat lining to dry out -- possibly getting sore. However, you also might be mouth breathing from congestion due to an oncoming URI which brings sore throat with it -- or allergies which might do the same. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with your mouth open cause whiteness in your mouth and on the back of your throat an dryness in your mouth a lot ? Thanks.

Can sleeping with your mouth open cause whiteness in your mouth and on the back of your throat an dryness in your mouth a lot ? Thanks.

Sure: But everybody sleeps at least part of the night with the mouth open--that's why your body shuts down saliva flow while sleeping. The "whiteness" can be from mediations, bacterial/fungal infection, or dehydration. Before bed: floss and brush your teeth, use a tongue scraper and rinse with an anti-microbial rinse like listerine. Check with dentist if not gone in two weeks or symptoms develop. ...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 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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How can I stop sleeping with my mouth open?

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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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