Re: dead skin or white gungy stuff in mouth
I recommend checking if your mouthwash or toothpaste contains chlorhexidine. Chlorhexidine is quite common in Crest Pro Health products and it functions as an antiseptic.
A side effect of chlorhexidine, however, is that it causes the lining of the mouth to slough off. I've read many reviews by people who have this experience, and I myself have had it too. A thin layer of the lining of the mouth comes off hours after brushing and sometimes dries, clumps in places in the mouth.
The day after I stopped using Crest Pro Health, I had no more problems with the inner lining of my mouth sloughing off. Hours after I use it, it happens again. It's pretty predictable, and with all the reviews online mentioning this side effect, I'm convinced it's the chlorhexidine in Crest Pro Health.
Last edited by dknight211; 06-21-2011 at 08:44 PM.