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Can Saltwater Rinse Turn My Cheeks White
Yes, but won't help: Herpangina is a viral infection (coxsackie) resulting in painful oral ulcerations. The infection is contagious and resolves in 7-10 days. There is no effective treatment other than constitutional support: fluids, analgesics such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, and rest. Betadine rinse would prevent secondary infection, but also would be irritating, exacerbating the condition and not killing the virus. ...Read more
Tissue damage: Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizer. The bubbling that you see is form the breakdown into oxygen and water. This can kill bacteria in your mouth but it can also kill normal cells. The white spots that you see in your mouth is tissue damage. Do not rinse with full strength hydrogen peroxide. It can hurt more than it helps. There are better ways to lighten teeth. See a dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have white patches in mouth and throat and black lesions on back of throat and tongue. it burns when i +brush my teeth
Evaluation: You should be seen by an ENT doc or oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Temporary sensitivit: Most bleaching agents will remove oxygen in the tooth, this is not hurting the tooth only your sensitivity which will only be temporary. Just try to rinse with tepid water to keep the sensitivity down. Or use a sensitivity tooth paste every other time which may diminish the sensitivity. Bottom line is you are not hurting your teeth and the rinse is working, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sometimes notice white patch on my teeth.Few of my teeth looks semitransparent too sumtym.Why?Suggest any home remedy to whiten my teeth.
Plaque: White patches on teeth could be plaque if removable some teeth get white patches when then form and depending on how deep they go they might not be bleachable. Home whitening does not work well you need dental bleaching systems which work great. You can try brushing with baking soda to remove stains. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, I have a cold sore with white pus in corner of mouth. Temp: 101.7 , tongue 1 white spot and sore red throat. Tongue feels like burned tip.
Followup: active cold sores can be very uncomfortable. Intervening with a prescription may help shorten the duration of your symptoms significantly. ...Read more
My teeth is itchy, my ulcer won't go away. Used a mouthwash that was so painful and my gums turned white. Why did my gums turn white?
See dentist: Not normal. See dentist for evalluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can over using flouride be bad for your teeth? Can teeth become chalky looking, like white specs of enamel flaking off.
Yes - excessive: Use of Fluoride can result in fluorosis in the developing dentition. Advanced fluorosis in the permanent dentition has an appearance of enamel mottling and pitting with brown yellow stains. Use of daily Fluoride in a toothpaste or Fluoride treatment at your dentists office is not overusing fluoride. Best to consult with your dentist for an evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I burned my lips with baking soda and toothpaste, the edges are black and crusted, how do I get my pink lips back?
Palate soreness spreading to tongue, gums also strange taste in mouth. White rings on tongue. Pimples and blood blisters inside both cheeks?
Soreness: It appears that you may be developing a viral illness of the mouth. ...Read more
Absolutely: Odor sources: gut, plaque (germs), pus (infection), cavities (rotting tooth). See your dentist to find the reason for yours. Until then: avoid foods that cause it (garlic, onions, certain spices); floss and brush your teeth (every night); use listerine (essential oils help), and cut out the extra sugars. Many odors come from the tongue, so consider using a tongue scraper to help clean the tongue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe sore throat pain,sore tongue. Tiny red spots throughout the mouth. Mainly inside on cheeks. Dr said bad sinus?Could be the methotrexate I take?
Mucositis?: These don't sound like symptoms of sinusitis, and I think you are on the right track. This sounds like oral mucositis (medicalese for inflammation of mucous membranes), which is a well known side effect of many chemotherapeutic drugs, including methotrexate. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23601229 ...Read more
Cobblestone throat, white tongue, gets white quickly even after brushing. Also small spots that appear on tongue, rimmed with white, raw when brushed.
Red, sore throat with white spots after ear and nose draining (got water in my ear). Runny nose off and on. Had some tonsil stones. Should I see doc?
Spit test is positive for thrush I have white/yellowish tongue lesions inside lips, white patches on cheeks can the test work for a different infectio?
Both inside cheeks white and rough dentist said frictional keratosis how do I get rid of these awfull white patches.
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