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My gag reflex seems more sensitive..Brush teeth..Strong smells..Weird looking food .Garglin water from bathroom sink makes me gag. Why? Help

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Dr. Benjamin Vela
Dentistry
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In brief: Mental or menstrual

The gag reflex is something that can be overcome with mental focus and positive reinforcement, albeit quite a bit of both! another potential reason is morning sickness.
If that's completely out of the question, then consider practicing on decreasing the reflex. Some gag reflexes are so severe that only sedation allows for dental treatment. Good luck!

In brief: Mental or menstrual

The gag reflex is something that can be overcome with mental focus and positive reinforcement, albeit quite a bit of both! another potential reason is morning sickness.
If that's completely out of the question, then consider practicing on decreasing the reflex. Some gag reflexes are so severe that only sedation allows for dental treatment. Good luck!
Dr. Benjamin Vela
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Dr. Steven Koos
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: No vomiting right?

And you are not pregnant correct? Sounds like you have a combination hyperactive gag reflex - physical and psychosomatic.
Some individuals can have hypersensitive glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves. Sometimes gerd and post nasal drip can contribute to increased gag reflex too. This may be a helpful link with some remedies: http://www.Wikihow.Com/suppress-the-gag-reflex.

In brief: No vomiting right?

And you are not pregnant correct? Sounds like you have a combination hyperactive gag reflex - physical and psychosomatic.
Some individuals can have hypersensitive glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves. Sometimes gerd and post nasal drip can contribute to increased gag reflex too. This may be a helpful link with some remedies: http://www.Wikihow.Com/suppress-the-gag-reflex.
Dr. Steven Koos
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