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My dentist said I have a very dry mouth. How to fix it?

My dentist said I have a very dry mouth. How to fix it?

Several strategies: It depends on the cause. Most dry mouth is a side effect of medications. If this is you then you may check on the timing of taking your medications to avoid compounding the problem with two or more drying medications. Some diseases such as sjogrens syndrome causes the salivary glands to under produce. Fluoride trays, meticulous oral care are important. There are comercial products to allviate the. ...Read more

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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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Diagnosed with "dry mouth" 1 year ago. Have not faithfully cared for teeth as instructed. One yr later told damage extensive dentist stating options are now only implants or dentures! very concerned and upset-also know there is no way i can afford impl

Diagnosed with "dry mouth"  1 year ago. Have not faithfully cared for teeth as instructed. One yr later told damage extensive dentist stating options are now only implants or dentures! very concerned and upset-also know there is no way i can afford impl

Challenging : Maintaining oral hygiene with xerostomia, or dry mouth, can be difficult to stay on top of. Cavities can progress rapidly and often take people by surprise. You may consider getting a second opinion to confirm that indeed there are no other options at this point. Some patients start with dentures and save up for a year or two to get implants to support their dentures. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and have been TTC for 3 months, I'm not sure if I ovulated, I've been feeling a little sick the last two days, and also have a very dry mouth?

I'm 25 and have been TTC for 3 months, I'm not sure if I ovulated, I've been feeling a little sick the last two days, and also have a very dry mouth?

Vague symptoms.: Somewhat difficult to understand what you mean by feeling sick. Nausea? If you have been TTC it is possible you have succeeded so should heck a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and not on any meds. Just prenatal. Out of nowhere, for the past 3 weeks I have a very dry mouth all day. Why? Help!

Mouth breathing?: If you have a stuffed nose because of an allergy or a cold and therefore you are mouthbreathing that would explain a dry mouth. Also if you are taking an OTC antihistamine that might also cause a dry mouth. In any case, you can use Biotene for relief of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hard painless tumor thirty years ago.I have a very dry mouth , with severe bleeding for the past ten years. Could this be cancer?

Hard painless tumor thirty years ago.I have a very dry mouth , with severe bleeding for the past ten years. Could this be cancer?

Not normal: If you had a hard lump and or bleeding anywhere else in your body wouldn't you have it evaluated? Call your dentist now please. This lis not something that can be evaluated on the computer...You have to be seen, and 10 years is way to long to have let this go. ...Read more

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I have hard painless tumor thirty years ago.i have a very dry mouth , with severe bleeding for the past ten years. is this. cancer?

I have hard painless tumor thirty years ago.i have a very dry mouth , with severe bleeding for the past ten years. is this. cancer?

Probably not: Not enough information for a diagnosis, but there are a lot of possibilities besides cancer. You need to have a dentist take a look. Sounds like it's been a long time. ...Read more

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I have a very dry mouth and dry eyes?

Need Consultation: This is a sign of systemic problems. Get checked out. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and not on any meds. No allergies or cold. Out of nowhere, for the past 3 weeks I have a very dry mouth all day. Why?

I am breastfeeding and not on any meds. No allergies or cold. Out of nowhere, for the past 3 weeks I have a very dry mouth all day. Why?

Hydrate: With warmer weather, your fluid requirements increase. With a hungry baby, you also need plenty of fluids, as you are also losing water in breastmilk. Be sure to drink enough water that your urine comes out a pale lemon yellow color. Congratulations on breastfeeding your baby successfully! ...Read more

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How can I lower my sugar without insulin? I take 500 mg of metformin a day and I have been feeling funny all day today and yesterday. I checked my sugar levels about 30 minutes ago and it was 333. I have craved water all day and have a very dry mouth. I k

How can I lower my sugar without insulin? I take 500 mg of metformin a day and I have been feeling funny all day today and yesterday. I checked my sugar levels about 30 minutes ago and it was 333. I have craved water all day and have a very dry mouth. I k

Glucose : Glucose levels above about 160 will cause increased urination and thirst. We usually aim for a metformin dose of 2000 mg. You are on a very low dose. Check with your doctor about going up on the dosage in view of your sugar readings. I suggest you monitor your sugar before meals and bedtime. Don't test after meals for now and share these sugar results with your doctor. It takes several days to see the results of a given dose of metformin. A sugar level of 300 is not life threatening however. You may need additional medication. See the post below. ...Read more

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For the last week or two I have been waking up with a very dry mouth. Is there a remedy for this?

For the last week or two I have been waking up with a very dry mouth. Is there a remedy for this?

Sjogren syndrome: It is important to assess whether this is medication-related or to an inflammatory disease called sjogren's syndrome. If dryness is pathologic, oral hygiene is critical to minimize tooth loss. Mouth rinses can help. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant 9 weeks i wake up every mornin with a weird taste i can describe as sweet and a very dry mouth. Diabetes?

I'm pregnant 9 weeks i wake up every mornin with a weird taste i can describe as sweet and a very dry mouth. Diabetes?

Discuss with OBGYN: Right now your hormones are all over the place, but i would recommend you write down all your symptoms that develop and discuss them with your ob-gyn. Then the doctor can go over your concerns and order any tests that she feels is necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean to wake up with a very dry mouth?

What does it mean to wake up with a very dry mouth?

It means you are: Breathing through your mouth during sleep. If concerned you could record the sounds of your breathing during sleep or ask a partner to make note, seek evaluation if periods of not breathing are noted or if you develop a sore throat unrelieved by other measures. Keep a glass of water at your bedside in case you awaken with dry mouth during the night. Best regards. ...Read more

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I have allergies and every morning wake up with a very dry mouth and an intense headache which subsides 30 mins upon waking. How to treat?

I have allergies and every morning wake up with a very dry mouth and an intense headache which subsides 30 mins upon waking. How to treat?

Sleep apnea: Would need more information regarding symptoms but it sounds like you might have issues with either poorly controlled allergies (dust mite sensitivity?) and/or sleep apena problems. If you have a history of loud snoring, frequent daytime sleepiness, or other signs of sleep apnea might be worth looking into. Talk to primary doctor ...Read more

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What are medicine for dry mouth?

What are medicine for dry mouth?

Biotene: Most patients who have dry mouth need to drink plenty of water and are at risk for having extensive dental decay. We often prescribe high concentration fluoride, mipaste, renew or over the counter Fluoride like act. Biotene is a system that has been shown to help people with dry mouth. ...Read more

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What are some causes of dry mouth?

What are some causes of dry mouth?

Dry mouth: Common causes in my practice include anticholinergic side effects of medication, such as antidepressant or antihistamine meds, mouth breathing due to sinus or nasal problems, dehydration from vomiting, diarrhea, and uncontrolled diabetes. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's syndrome. ...Read more

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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

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