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What makes the roof of your mouth peel and what can be done about it?

What makes the roof of your mouth peel and what can be done about it?

Desquamation: It happens after pizza because you likely burned it, and any noxious substance can cause the hard palae mucosa to renew itself. If it stays raw, ask your dentist or seek an ENT doc to assess. ...Read more

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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Why does tartar control toothpaste seem to make my mouth peel?

Why does tartar control toothpaste seem to make my mouth peel?

It is common: It is common for tartar control toothpastes to do this .It it continues change toothpastes to a non tartar control toothpaste ...Read more

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Have problem with extreme mouth dryness using bipap with humidity to the point of lips and mouth peeling. Any suggestions?

Have problem with extreme mouth dryness using bipap with humidity to the point of lips and mouth peeling. Any suggestions?

Lip balm or change: Most of my patients are intolerant to the CPAP and we have converted them to the use of a mas (mandibular advancement splint). I use one personally--have for 7 years.See your sleep doc to verify correct functioning of your bipap, or seek a consultation with a trained sleep dentist. You can find one at: www.Aadsm.Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gums on roof of mouth peel when eating hard food, slight pain, cause?

Gums on roof of mouth peel when eating hard food, slight pain, cause?

Abrasion: The hard food may be causing some abrasion or irritation to the palatal tissues, which can be thin in some patients, especially if there is a palatal torus (bony growth in the roof of the palate). ...Read more

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Mouth 'peeling' after brushing my teeth. What can I do?

Mouth 'peeling' after brushing my teeth. What can I do?

First: Try a different brand of toothpaste. Often people have problems with some of the ingredients or flavor agents used in toothpaste. Or problem with type: whitening, tartar control, fresh breath, etc. Some people have a problem with the foaming agent: sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoridex without sls works well. You could try plain baking soda (if you are not on a sodium restricted diet). Good luck. ...Read more

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Weird sensation in mouth. Peeling, burning and bleeding gums under one tooth. Numb feeling in my cheek. what could it be?

Weird sensation in mouth. Peeling, burning and bleeding gums under one tooth. Numb feeling in my cheek. what could it be?

Infection: It could be an infection, but that's only a guess since you cannot be examined or diagnosed over the internet. The numbness is of great concern, so you need to see a local dentist ASAP to determine what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth is peeling! how serious is this and what should I do?

The roof of my mouth is peeling! how serious is this and what should I do?

Probably OK: The most likely cause is eating foods or drinking beverages that are very hot that cause the thinnest layer of tissue to 'burn' and then flake off. Still you should have your dentist look at it to be sure that's what is going on since it could be something else that could be treated. ...Read more

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The lining membrane on my mouth is peeling off, why could this be? It's not painful at all just worried!

The lining membrane on my mouth is peeling off, why could this be? It's not painful at all just worried!

Visit your dentist: It is probably not something serious, but is highly recommended to get it checked out. Prevention is better than cure ...Read more

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Over the past 4 days I have noticed that the skin on the left side roof of my mouth is peeling. I have gargled with reg. Listerine. Should i worry?

Over the past 4 days I have noticed that the skin on the left side roof of my mouth is peeling. I have gargled with reg. Listerine. Should i worry?

Peeling in mouth: Did you burn or injure your mouth? This would cause the skin to peel. If not it should be checked by your dentist for signs of infection, thrush, leukoplakia or oral cancer. Any abnormal changes in your mouth should be checked by your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My gums are sensitive and the roof of my mouth is peeling, is this indicative of an illness?

My gums are sensitive and the roof of my mouth is peeling, is this indicative of an illness?

Likely: Peeling on the roof of your mouth can mean many things such as illness, allergies or reaction to a medication. See a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I had about 15 mouth ulcers a week ago. They are gone now but the inside of my mouth is peeling and i don't know why?

I had about 15 mouth ulcers a week ago. They are gone now but the inside of my mouth is peeling and i don't know why?

Healing: You could have had a virus that caused the ulcerations. If they were large enough then as they heal the dead tissue will slough away. This should resolve on its own. The peeling could also be unrelated and can be caused by an allergic reaction to something such as a new tooth paste or mouthwash. If you recently started using a new product then discontinue its use to see if the condition improves. ...Read more

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My skin inside my mouth is peeling and it's sore. I can't wash my mouth with hot or cold water beacuse it will sting really bad. I need help.

My skin inside my mouth is peeling and it's sore. I can't wash my mouth with hot or cold water beacuse it will sting really bad. I need help.

Peeling in mouth : Not sure what would cause this without a visual examination and more information. Was this caused by trauma or a burn? See your dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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Lining membrane on my mouth is peeling off, kind of whitish snottIt's not painful at all,just worried! I brush day and night floss, and mouthwash!

Lining membrane on my mouth is peeling off, kind of whitish snottIt's not painful at all,just worried! I brush day and night floss, and mouthwash!

Mouth peeling: You don't say if this is a one time occurance or chronic. This may be a fungal infection, an allergic reaction, or more. A clinical and visual exam is necessary for an accurate diagnosis. Make an appointment to see your dentist or,an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best way to completely whiten my teeth and fix them that is not too expensive? I for years ate lemons and lots of hot spicy foods and my teeth are now stained yellow and are brittle with mini cracks in them. Also my inner mouth is peeling all

What is the best way to completely whiten my teeth and fix them that is not too expensive? I for years ate lemons and lots of hot spicy foods and my teeth are now stained yellow and are brittle with mini cracks in them.  Also my inner mouth is peeling all

Big Challenge: You are indicating some serious possible dental problems and you want a beautiful white smile that is inexpensive. That is like going to the dealership and asking for a new cadillac but only wanting to spend $500 on it. My challenge to you is to get a dentist consultation with all necessary xrays and determine the extent of your problems first. You may have some other issues that take precedence. ...Read more

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Top cancer dr wants to start 87 yr dad on 5-FU for 6 months b/c he says there are no side effects other than possible mouth sores & peeling skin. True?

Top cancer dr wants to start 87 yr dad on 5-FU for 6 months b/c he says there are no side effects other than possible mouth sores & peeling skin. True?

Benefits VS risks: If your dad is very healthy 87 why not , should not deprive cancer treatments due age alone. If your dad is mentally incompetent , fragile , then family ( health proxy ) should decide with the advise from medical team. End stage of journey in this world , it is quality of life , not quantity is important , will make your decisions very simple. ...Read more

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The hard palate skin in my mouth is peeling. When it peels, many layers peel which includes all of the parts and pieces within the layers and the gum line behind my teeth. It doesn't bleed. I spit out what I can but most often I have to swallow it. I have

The hard palate skin in my mouth is peeling. When it peels, many layers peel which includes all of the parts and pieces within the layers and the gum line behind my teeth. It doesn't bleed. I spit out what I can but most often I have to swallow it. I have

Trauma?: The mucosa or tissue overlying the hard palate does not usually slough or peel off unless there is some history of trauma, or some underlying pathology. Without more information regarding any possible causative factors and/or a clinical examination, you should see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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ANA/RF negative, dry eyes/mouth, dry peeling & vesicles on palms, widespread joint pain/crepitus, fatigue, cognitive probs, autonomic issues. Ideas?

See rheumatologist: It is time for you to consult a rheumatologist since there may be several issues involved. The first thing that came to my mind is that you may have Sjogren's syndrome which however does not cover all of the symptoms you have described. ...Read more