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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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Could you explain why does it hurt to brush my teeth twice a day?

Could you explain why does it hurt to brush my teeth twice a day?

Tooth brushing pain: Depends where. Along the gum can be exposed tooth root, or a gum infection. Depend on the force of your brushing. Brushing hard does notclean better. Smaller amounts of toothpaste is better than more. Mechanical toothbrushes are meant to glide slowly over the teeth. Don't actually brush. Best time to clean your teeth is just before sleep. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores.

I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores.

Many causes: Strep throat can certainly cause irritation of surrounding tissues. In addition, fever from strep can cause "cold sores" (=oral herpes, which 98% of us have) in your lips, gums, mouth, throat, or even esophagus. There are medications to help shorten the duration of the cold sores; see your doctor about this. Warm salt water gargles (1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water; swish, gargle, spit) help. ...Read more

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My gum hurts since i brushed my teeth. What does this mean?

My gum hurts since i brushed my teeth. What does this mean?

Brushing issue: You either brushed harder than you normally do or your gums are inflamed and you brushed them more thoroughly than usual. ...Read more

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Why do my gums and teeth hurt when i brush my teeth?

Why do my gums and teeth hurt when i brush my teeth?

Gingival inflammatio: First, you should be using an extra soft toothbrush. Any other firmness can hurt the guns even when gums are healthy. Secondly, monitor your force when brushing lastly, if gums bleed when brushing, you may have inflammation or gingivitis causing pain. If this is the case see your dentist. ...Read more

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Why does my gum hurt and bleed when brushing my teeth?

Why does my gum hurt and bleed when brushing my teeth?

Gum disease!: Either gingivitis or periodontitis. Both cause the same symptoms as you describe. Get your teeth cleaned professionally. Take much better of your teeth on a daily basis (do excellent brushing and flossing) your dentist needs to evaulate (exam) your oral condition for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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The gums on the bottom left side of my mouth hurt and bleed when i brush my teeth. Could it be some oral disease?

The gums on the bottom left side of my mouth hurt and bleed when i brush my teeth. Could it be some oral disease?

Gingivitis: Sounds like a case of gingivits. If it has been a long time since your last cleaning, tartar can build up and irritate the gums making them painful and bleed easily. Time to give the dentist a call. ...Read more

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Half of my left upper lip has been swollen for 2 days. It hurts to chew my food, brush my teeth. I also have a small pimple above my lip not far nose?

Several Things: This could be one of several problems, the most common of which are allergic swelling and cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection. The pain with chewing is concerning for other oral soft tissue, sinus, tooth pathology. This definitely needs an exam. We will be able to point you in the right direction with a Prime Consult for an initial eval! Best of Health! ...Read more