Cotton in your mouth?

There’s a big difference between thirst and “dry mouth.” You can have a true case of dry mouth and not feel the least bit thirsty.

The difference in how being “parched” and having dry mouth feels is that with a dry mouth, it feels like you have cotton in it. Not just lining your tongue, but a thick layer lining the insides of your cheeks.

Guzzling water will not make this sensation go away because it’s caused by reduced secretion of saliva. Dry mouth has a number of causes. Continue…

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Sweet taste in mouth won’t go away?

Do you have a nagging taste in your mouth that can be described as sweet? Funny thing is, you’ve not eaten anything sweet or sugary. And it won’t go away no matter what you do.

The only time you should be tasting something sweet is when you’re eating something sweet. Find out what this could mean and how to solve it.

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Nagging metal taste in your mouth?

Ughh, what can be causing THIS? (Lots of things!) A phantom metal taste is a very unpleasant experience, almost like sucking on a coin.

So how can you get rid of this awful sensation? Depends on the cause! Continue…

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“Why do I keep having a salty taste in my mouth, doggone it?”

A salty taste in the mouth, even though you haven’t been eating salty foods, has causes—and solutions. Eating salty foods should not leave this lingering taste in  your mouth. There are solutions. Continue…

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Teeth sensitive after fillings?

Is this normal? How long should it last? It’s no picnic when you can’t enjoy a chilled beverage, let alone ice cream, thanks to sensitive teeth. It’s time to find out what dentists say about this. Read more…

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Can dry mouth be the only symptom of Sjogren’s syndrome?

When I suddenly developed dry mouth, I couldn’t help but think, “Could I have Sjogren’s syndrome?”

So I set out to find out if ONLY dry mouth can be the beginning of this autoimmune disease, for which 90 percent of the people it affects are female. Continue…

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.