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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 in an organ "
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Whats "meth mouth"?

Meth Mouth

Meth mouth is a dental condition characterized by severe decay and loss of teeth, fracture and enamel erosion. This is due to extended use of the drug Methamphetamine. The cause is thought to be due to Xerostomia (dry moth), bruxism(grinding), lack of proper nutrition and dental hygiene.
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Dr. Jay Kansal answered:

What is meth mouth?

Broken down teeth

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Meth mouth is a term coined due to a characteristic presentation that a lot of meth users present with. Meth wreaks havoc on your teeth, thus many meth users present with most of their teeth being black and brown, as well as being severely broken down and cracked.
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what is "meth mouth"?

Meth Mouth

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Meth mouth is a term for people who have had extensive tooth damage due to the abuse of methamphetamines. Many times the teeth are so damaged that they are unrestorable. The teeth usually have large cavities in them and appear black in color. Quite often this leads to early tooth loss and full upper and full lower dentures at a very young age.
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Dr. Kyle W. Shank answered:

What causes dry mouth?

What DOESN'T?

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There are all sorts of things that can cause dry mouth, especially medications. Dry mouth is the number one side effect experienced among all prescription medications. There are also blockages in salivary ducts called sialolith's or autoimmune diseases like sjogrens disease. One way or another, the salivary glands just aren't getting the juices flowing.
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Dr. David S. Kam answered:

what causes dry mouth?

Many causes

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It can be from excessive intake of caffeine or alcohol, not drinking enough water or related to the side effect some medications for treatment of blood pressure or mental health. Aging, post radiation treatment and some diseases like Sjorgren's Syndrome can also lead to dry mouth.
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Dr. TED FEDER answered:

my mouth taste bitter?

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Brush your teeth and tongue? Large cavities? Gastric reflux? Post nasal drip/ Sinus problems? Dissimilar metals (fillings) in your mouth?
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Metal taste in mouth ?

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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
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Metallic taste in mouth?

Metallic taste/mouth

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There are many causes of metallic taste in mouth 1 Many prescription and over the counter meds can cause it 2 Dental infection or gum disease and dental fillings 3 Bleeding from gums,sinuses or nose If it is persistant you should check with your dentist and your doctor and list all the meds you are taking including over the counter meds
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white spots in my mouth?

Thrush

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Thrush yeast infection mouth. Need to see physician oral anti fungal medication.
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Why my mouth smells bad?

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Bad breath or halitosis can be caused by stomach issues, sinus infectionsqq, gum disease, or bacterial accumulations on the back of the tongue . A visit to your dentist is a good place to start
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