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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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I use toothpaste on brush to clean my tongue, is that ok?

I use toothpaste on brush to clean my tongue, is that ok?

Absolutely: There are special instruments, tongue scrapers, that you can buy but using a toothbrush or the tongue scraper end of a toothbrush is just fine. Stick out your tongue and scrape back to front; with toothpaste is fine. Try to do twice a day, including first thing in morning before eating and drinking. Antibacterial mouthwash to rinse the scrapings is the perfect ending. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Should I brush my tongue?

Should I brush my tongue?

Yes: You should brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth. ...Read more

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How can I properly brush my tongue?

How can I properly brush my tongue?

Here's how...: Put a dab of toothpaste on your wet bush. Stick your tongue out as far as you can while opening as big as you can. Place the toothbrush on the back of your tongue, press firm and rake it forward to the tip. Repeat over again several times from back to front to brush unbrushed areas. When done rinse thoroughly with water. This technique helps prevent gagging! ...Read more

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Do you have to brush your tongue also?

Do you have to brush your tongue also?

Yes: The tongue needs to be cleaned also. It can be brushed, but using a tongue scraper will do a better job. The better we remove plaque (biofilm) in the mouth, the healthier we will be. ...Read more

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White covering on tongue will not brush off what isvit?

White covering on tongue will not brush off what isvit?

Common: It could be multiple different things. Most are not worrisome. Could be bit b12 deficiency, acid reflux, mild candida infection. If it last more than a couple of weeks..see a physician ...Read more

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I brushed my two year olds tongue and it started bleeding?

I brushed my two year olds tongue and it started bleeding?

Tongues bleed but...: Tongues heal quickly and heal well. That's because tongues have good blood flow. Probably best to skip the tongue-brushing with little kids. No worries. ...Read more

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I think i brushed my tongue to hard and now it feels weird on one spot will this go away ?

I think i brushed my tongue to hard and now it feels weird on one spot will this go away ?

Most likely: this "weird spot" is secondary to trauma from brushing. I am confident it will go away within days. Best of luck! ...Read more