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stringy white stuff in mouth

By renate 12/7/2009 8:51:09 PM
Every morning I wake up with stringy white stuff around my gums. My mouth also feels very dry most of the time and food taste different. What is this?
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 12/7/2009 8:51:09 PM

You have this problem either due to poor oral hygiene or your saliva is like that which may be due to Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) If it is due to poor oral hygience then you brush thoroughly at bed time with proper flossing and tongue cleaning. You can use some antimicrobial mouthwash also at night and try to drink lot of water which can help you. If this remedy is not helpful then you have to visit the dentist for consultation and oral examination. For more on dry mouth you can read this article from our website which will help you in understanding the situation in better manner..

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