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Mint Taste In Mouth
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
Is there sugar in those really sweet toothpastes made for children? Our young son seems to like the taste of those fruity kids toothpastes far more than ones that taste like mint, but I'm worried that they are not as good for the teeth as "real" toothpast
Watch for ADA sign: Make sure the tooth past has ada (american dental association)seal of approval. ...Read more
Ingredients: I would read the back to see the listed ingredients. ...Read more
I have dry mouth due to medications. Dentist recommended Xylitol mints. I have some which contain 500mg of Xylitol. Is this safe for daily use??
Should be OK: You can discuss with your physician to be certain ...Read more
Mouthwash is burning my mouth, feels it too dry and feel so thirsty. Can't take any menthol like mint mouth wash?
Avoid that mouthwash: Many of the otc mouthwashes contain various chemicals (like alcohol) that may be very caustic to the oral cavity. As has been suggested first try a rinse like oral balance or biotene to help reduce the burn. If this is still of no help, see your dentist to try to determine if there is some other reason that this is happening. ...Read more
Dental question. Every time I brush my teeth I get a mouth full of blood. Soft head, mint tp w fluride, what can I do?
See a Dentist Now!: Bleeding tissues are never healthy, regardless of where they are in the body. Imagine if when you combed your hair your scalp would bleed. Or when you cleaned your ears they would bleed. Or it would bleed when you went to the bathroom, or blew your nose, or scratched your skin. Bleeding without trauma is always a sign of trouble. In the mouth, it's usually gum infection (periodontitis). Get help! ...Read more
Since becoming pregnant I have had bad breath. I brush over 10 times a day, use mouth wash and have mints on hand. And now have a bloodclot in my mouth?
Pregnancy Gingivitis: When is the last time you had a good, professional dental cleaning? Start with that (yes, it's ok to see your dentist even if you are pregnant). You may have calculus buildup which is irritating your gums, causing bleeding as well as halitosis. Explains blood clot and bad breath. All the mouthwash, mints, and brushing in the world will not solve your issues. ...Read more
Salty taste: No it has nothing to do with it, I drink strong tea by any standard most people will not drink it, never had any salty taste from it. If the taste transient, I would not worry about, the taste might be bitter than salty, strong tea does give you that taste. ...Read more
Sure: Many companies make tooth whitening gels that are other than mint flavored. ...Read more
I want to make a healthy toothpaste with mint extract, baking soda and glycerine. Is glycerine bad for teeth? I heard it coats and damages them.
You are funny: Try the ones already available. Lots more science behind them. Do not try to re invent how to walk, gets to be dangerous sometimes. If you have a degree/masters in chemistry tho, by all means give it a try. ...Read more
Yesterday I woke up having sever cramps in my back muscles and I couldn't breath or move for 30 mints.& now am having granules in the ventral tongue?
Unrelated: The back spasm will not cause any tongue problems. Unless you bite your tongue, took medication or are very dehydrated. ...Read more
I eat a lot of mints. About a box of tic tac every day. And bubble gum and spearmint gum. About 10. Is it bad for my teeth or health?
How do you get rid of bad breath? My breath always smells gross. I mouthwash, brush my teeth, floss, eat mints, chew gum and it's still gross. Anyone have any tips?
See a dentist: You need more information about the cause of your problem. A dentist may be able to help. ...Read more
Really bad breath because of my tonsils I have a lot of tonsils stones I don't know how to get rid of the smell brushing teeth and mints not helping?
Prevention is key: To prevent bad breath and tonsil stones in the future, you must use dental floss, oxygenating toothpaste and mouthwash and a tongue cleaner to effectively neutralize the anaerobic bacteria from the very back of the tongue. This procedure three times a day will prevent tonsil stones from forming again. ...Read more
For a few years, flavors of dip like wg/mint and after use cause pressure like pain in back of the throat and radiates into my mouth, slowly it worsens until feeling like I need to burp or vomit, ends with hiccup & repeats. What is it?
It certainly is: Difficult to define exactly what might be causing your symptoms but clearly if it is associated with your dip it would be smarter to stop dipping than try to figure out why you are reacting to it. Probably a nicotine or allergic reaction. Break the habit. Chew gum instead. ...Read more
Different things: The taste might be a symptom of gum disease. Even if you don't have gum problems, poor oral hygiene can affect taste. Be sure to brush your teeth carefully at least twice a day and use a tongue scraper to remove the bacteria and debris that can collect on your tongue. Dental work done in the past can break down and alter taste. Blood can also have a metallic taste. Some medications taste metallic. ...Read more
Dysgeusia: Is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In your case pregnancy-related (estrogen) changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia. It is very common condition in pregnancy and will be solved soon. With Geographic tongue people may notice they have a“bitter” or “metallic” taste in their mouths. Good luck. ...Read more
Reflux: Most commonly this is caused by acid reflux. You can try an over the counter antacid to see if your symptoms improve. Medications can also cause a metallic taste in your mouth, so if you have started any new medications lately I would discuss them with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Interesting: By acid taste, I have to assume you are having some material come up from the back of your throat like a bad burp? This is called gerd or reflux. Some call it water brash. It this is what your are describing, you may want to try an over the cournter "prilosec" or "zantac" type product and see if it goes away. It it doesn't you should be seen by pcp or gi. If other issues, I don't know what! ...Read more