What Causes Strange Mouth Sensation? Smoking?

What Causes Strange Mouth Sensation? Smoking?
Published on, 16 February, 2024. Answered by Dr. Fruwhe Oghenerume and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Have you been experiencing the sensation of having hair inside your mouth and on the roof of your mouth for the past 3 or 4 days, despite not seeing any? Could this be related to your smoking habits, and what might be the potential causes of this unusual sensation?






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1. Oral hygiene: Poor oral hygiene can lead to the accumulation of debris, causing an odd sensation in the mouth. Ensure you're practicing good oral care, including regular brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash.

2. Dry mouth: Smoking can contribute to dry mouth, and a lack of saliva might make your mouth feel unusual. Try staying hydrated and consider chewing sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva production.

3. Oral irritation: Smoking can irritate the oral tissues, leading to discomfort. The sensation could be a result of irritation from smoking.

4. Oral thrush: Smoking and dry mouth can create conditions favorable for the overgrowth of yeast, leading to oral thrush. This may cause an unusual feeling in the mouth.

5. Sensory issues: Sometimes, heightened sensitivity or altered sensation in the oral cavity can be a result of various factors, including stress or anxiety.



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