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Can I rinse my mouth with clorox to help fight gum disease?

Can I rinse my mouth with clorox to help fight gum disease?

No. Do not.: Clorox is a cleaning product for the house and has bleach, making it dangerous. Please do not do it. Please see my comment for good products to fight gum disease. Again, please do not use clorox. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have herpes sore on my lip If I touched a surface after touching my sore, r disinfectant wipes (Clorox brand) enough to clean the surface/kill virus?

I have herpes sore on my lip If I touched a surface after touching my sore, r disinfectant wipes (Clorox brand) enough to clean the surface/kill virus?

Yes: Most disinfectant wipes will list on the side what types of organisms they can kill. As a general rule, most will kill viruses and bacteria effectively. ...Read more

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How come when I run. My gums feel itchy and when I rinse it with water. My saliva is really sticky almost like blood mix with it.

How come when I run. My gums feel itchy and when I rinse it with water. My saliva is really sticky almost like blood mix with it.

Dessication: Breathing through your mouth as is typical for a runner can dessicate the mucosal skin in your mouth producing variable symptoms. If you can slow down and breathe through your nose more, it may help. ...Read more

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Gum sore/slightly swollen from being poked by sharp piece of a chip. Using salt-water rinses & brushing gently. What else can I do? How long to heal?

Gum sore/slightly swollen from being poked by sharp piece of a chip. Using salt-water rinses & brushing gently. What else can I do? How long to heal?

Short healing time: Keep mouth scrupulously clean (floss daily, brush 2x/day for 2 fulminates by the clock. Dab Orajel or Orabase-B onto sore spot with q-tip. Take Ibuprofen as per package directions. If still a problem in a week, see your Dentist. ...Read more

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Hi I have bad pain below my bottom teeth in the gum at the root of the teeth, I have taken paracetamol & rinsed with salt water but still painfull?

Hi I have bad pain below my bottom teeth in the gum at the root of the teeth, I have taken paracetamol & rinsed with salt water but still painfull?

Infection: Probably an abscess, an infection, but there are other possible reasons. Pills will not cure an infected tooth. You actually need hands-on dental care. Please don't delay. See a Dentist quickly, before the spreading infection damages other organ systems. ...Read more

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Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Cinnamon sensitivity: Many people are sensitive to cinnamon. Stop chewing cinnamon gum and using other cinnamon flavored foods and see if your soreness goes away in a few days. If it does not then see a dentist about your sore tongue. ...Read more

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Red inflamed gums sore to open mouth?

Red inflamed gums sore to open mouth?

Immediately: Immediately see your General Dentist or a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist. You have, in all probability, an infection that requires definitive treatment. Will not self-heal. ...Read more

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A sore along the gum line inside of my mouth. What is this??

A sore along the gum line inside of my mouth. What is this??

Canker sore?: The most common sore is a canker sore. They are painful but go away in a week. If the sore is painless then you should have it checked. ...Read more

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My gums are turning brown in multiple places and sore along with dry mouth what does that mean?

My gums are turning brown in multiple places and sore along with dry mouth what does that mean?

Time for an exam: It means you are long overdue for a dental examination. Cannot possibly determine over the internet if your actual gingiva is brown or if you have calculus deposits that are stained. Either way, call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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What to use for canker or cold sore in mouth? Peroxide and water?

What to use for canker or cold sore in mouth? Peroxide and water?

Canker\Cold sores?: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are totally different from true cold sores that are caused by a virus. There are many otc medications that can be purchased at your local pharmacy. They all help somewhat but normally it just runs its course. The first few days are usually the most painful. Cold sore relief may be helped by antiviral medication but only if taken early enough. ...Read more

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I have a kanker sore in my mouth, on my gums, how do I get this to go away? Special mouthwashes?

I have a kanker sore in my mouth, on my gums, how do I get this to go away? Special mouthwashes?

Homemade rinse: I noticed a lot of questions about sores in the mouth today. Most of them are caused by viruses and will go away by themselves. Nothing will make them leave faster. But mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with maalox (one to one mix) and swish around the mouth may give you relief from the burn and pain of the sores. Also avoid sour foods. You need to keep hydrated, cold drinks and popsicles also help. ...Read more

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Water infection, sore boobs, metalic taste in mouth, bloating and cramps. Are any of these issues related?

Water infection, sore boobs, metalic taste in mouth, bloating and cramps. Are any of these issues related?

See below: Difficult to answer without other history, eg are you on any medications
could be side effects of mediactions apart from bladder infection which is unrelated
by water infection I presume you are talking about bladder infection, and that should not have bearing on the other symptoms. ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps on the roof of my mouth & gums are sore. What is going on?

Tiny red bumps on the roof of my mouth & gums are sore. What is going on?

See Dentist now: You may have primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, or trenchmouth. This can be very painful, destructive, and smelly. You usually will feel run down and often feverish. Happens frequently around exam time for students, or other greatly stressful times. See your dentist for evaluation. Hopefully something less, but go now an find out. You can be feeling better with treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get dry mouth? Its so bad that I have to be shewing gum or get a zip of water just to get it moist

Why do I get dry mouth? Its so bad that I have to be shewing gum or get a zip of water just to get it moist

Xerostomia: Dry mouth is usually from medications smoking or some diseases etc. If you have this, it will affect your teeth gums and needs professional help. See your dentist

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What is the best way to treat sore gums in your mouth?

B2: B2 - riboflavin will help heal mouth sores. Methionine is a Amino Acid helps heal collagen. Take at night glutamine 2gm daily will also heal the internal organs. ...Read more

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What type of mouth sore is this that's coming on my gums and cheek?

What type of mouth sore is this that's coming on my gums and cheek?

Cold sore: Cannot see leison but usually aphthous type leison which is viral in nature and some type of stress brings them on. They last 7-10 days and once they start there is not much to do but wait them out. Sometimes ice oor other ointments can reduce the sorenesss and time to 4-7 days. ...Read more

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If I put water and salt in a cup and put it in my mouth will that help my swollen gum?

Won't hurt: But probably won't help much. You need do see a Dentist, or preferably a gum/bone specialist to diagnose the cause of the swelling (most likely, but not only cause, is infection). Once cause has been diagnosed the correct treatment can be applied. You need help. See a professional. ...Read more

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Red patchy soreness on gums and roof of mouth what is it?

Red patchy soreness on gums and roof of mouth what is it?

Red soreness: There are a dozen reasons for your symptoms and only a dr can diagnose that with his own eyes! Is it possible you burned your mouth with hot pizza, etc? You could rinse and gargle with regular 3% hydrogen peroxide until you can get in to see the dr. ...Read more

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What can I do at home for red and sore gum? Salt mouth wash, garlic ect?

What can I do at home for red and sore gum? Salt mouth wash, garlic ect?

Message gums: You may have a form of gum disease. If it is not to severe you may be able to control it with brushing and flossing. Other wise you will need help from a dentist to prevent tooth loss or more expensive treatment. ...Read more

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I am Shivam. I have sore and pain in incisive papilla since last 3 days. I even tried saline water for mouth wash but its all the same. What to do?

Incisive papilla: There are a few reasons pain in the incisive papilla. The periodontal pocket around the frontal teeth, tooth abscess, a cystic lesion or burning lesion from the hot food. You definitely need to see a dentist for examination and x-rays if pain will continue for 3 more days.. ...Read more

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My gum is really sore at the back of my mouth, it feels like a tooth is trying to come through could this be a wisdom tooth im 41 not had 1 through yet?

Sore gums: What you describe could be from any number of things. I suggest you see your dentist asap for a one on one clinical exam, x-rays and and evaluation. While it might be as simple as an irritation, it could be something that needs treatment and perhaps then the longer you wait the bigger the problem. ...Read more

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My teeth are rapidly falling out, I have swollen gums and my mouth is sore. What could I have?

My teeth are rapidly falling out, I have swollen gums and my mouth is sore. What could I have?

Sounds like: You have generalized severe periodontitis -- simply put - severe bone loss resulting in un-supported teeth, hence loose teeth, gum inflammation and infection. I recommend you be seen by a dentist as soon as possible for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore and a water blister in my mouth that appeared together. Should I do something? Why are they here?

I have a canker sore and a water blister in my mouth that appeared together. Should I do something? Why are they here?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The dental laser offers immediate relief from the pain of these sores. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more