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Why is my mouth sensitive to spicy foods, mint toothpaste, and candy?

You may have a condition called dry mouth, which can cause sensitivity to spicy or salty foods, candy, and caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. Dry mouth can develop for various reasons, including as a side effect of certain medications.

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