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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 have small white spots on mybottom gum below teeth. Should I be concerned. I am 21?

I have small white spots on mybottom gum below teeth. Should I be concerned. I am 21?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. ...Read more

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After brushing my teeth I noticed several white spots with a red outer rim on my gums, they hurt a little. the one closer to the tooth is bigger ?

After brushing my teeth I noticed several white spots with a red outer rim on my gums, they hurt a little. the one closer to the tooth is bigger ?

Too many things.....: Depending on how long these have been present, there are too many possibilities of what this might represent - you should have this condition examined and properly diagnosed before taking any chances on what someone might suggest it is. Categories this could fall into include viral, inflammatory, bacterial, etc - not worth guessing - get an exam done at your dentist (get one if you don't have now ...Read more

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My 4yr old has really dry cracked lips and little white spots on her tongue and gums and a oral temp of 102.2 i first saw it with my 1yr bout a week.

My 4yr old has really dry cracked lips and little white spots on her tongue and gums and a oral temp of 102.2 i first saw it with my 1yr bout a week.

Viral infection: When more than two members of a family fall sick one after the other with similar symptoms, it is usually due to a common virus which runs its course in due time. ...Read more

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I brushed my teeth with peroxide and baking soda...when I was done there was white spots on my gums. It's a day later and my gums are bleeding little?

I brushed my teeth with peroxide and baking soda...when I was done there was white spots on my gums. It's a day later and my gums are bleeding little?

Peroxide is Strong!: The peroxide probably bleached the pigment and then burned your gums. When we use peroxide in the mouth, we custom make trays to hold the material on the teeth, but away from the gums. I feel that hydrogen peroxide should be dilute 50/50 when used as a rinse. Do yourself a favor and buy toothpaste that has these ingredients in the paste. Baking soda is too abrasive to be used directly. ...Read more

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Why do I get white spots on my gums after rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide?

Why do I get white spots on my gums after rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide?

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 more

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What are the beging signs of thrush in the mouth ihave white spots on gums and very itchy thoart and dry tounge?

What are the beging signs of thrush in the mouth ihave white spots on gums and very itchy thoart and dry tounge?

Sounds like it: Typically the white spots or plaques will wipe of and leave a red area underneath. If you suspect thrush call your dentist or md for evaluation. Its unusual to a teen to get it. Maybe you have a systemic issue or on an antibiotic? Get checked. ...Read more

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Hi. I have tiny white spots covering the whole entire inside of my mouth including the insides of my cheek and my gums. Some also on outline of tonsil?

Hi. I have tiny white spots covering the whole entire inside of my mouth including the insides of my cheek and my gums. Some also on outline of tonsil?

Color: White or yellowish. If yellowish may be benign Fordyce Granules. If what may be infection. As tis is not a forum for diagnosis, please see you Dentist for an evaluation and a decision as to whether treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?

Herpetic primary gin: Your first outbreak of a herpes infection manifests these symptoms. Primary herpetic gingeva stomatitis has all these classical symptoms. An anti viral med could help but most symptoms take 10 - 14 days to disappear. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, i would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodontist for final diagnosis depending on what he finds. In my opinion without seeing for myself, it sounds like a fairly uncommon condition called anug- acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. See your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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If I have white spots and dark red spots on my gums and tongue, but they get better when I stop using Oysco500 +D?

If I have white spots and dark red spots on my gums and tongue, but they get better when I stop using Oysco500 +D?

Hard pressed: I'm hard pressed to see a relationship between calcium supplement and the lesions you describe. White and red lesions on pink tissue should be examined if they don't completely dissapear in 10-14 days. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for differential diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment. ...Read more

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What are the white spots on my teeth and white lines above my gums and how long dose it take for a extraction to close up?

What are the white spots on my teeth and white lines above my gums and how long dose it take for a extraction to close up?

Start of decay: Direct examination is required for accuracy. White lines are possibly decalcification or the start of the decay process. Another possibility is Fluoride staining. High Fluoride in water can cause white lines and spots even though the teeth are very resistant to decay. Extractions will generally be sealed within 2 weeks. The site may not fully smooth over for 6 months or longer. ...Read more

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White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?

White  spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?

Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no service to you. Schedule an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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I brushed my teeth with baking soda n peroxide and i ended up with white spots on my gums now im concerned i might have been poisoned by peroxide??

I brushed my teeth with baking soda n peroxide and i ended up with white spots on my gums now im concerned i might have been poisoned by peroxide??

Peroxide burn: It's only temporary over-oxidation\burning\dehydration of the tissue. It will return to normal within a day or so. Speak to your dentist about how to accomplish proper oral hygiene and have clean healthy white teeth. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have swollen red gums with tiny white spots below my teeth. Is it oral cancer?

Needing expert help. I have swollen red gums with tiny white spots below my teeth. Is it oral cancer?

Ask your dentist: I doubt that it is cancer. Cancer is a growth which can be seen or felt as a lump of flesh which is new and not supposed to be present normally in an organ like gums.You should get a medical check up to remove any doubts. ...Read more

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Nails/hair are brittle too. Gums thinned &rims have lightened/few upper teeth have white spots& teeth turning a faint tan color. No cavities/perio?

Nails/hair are brittle too. Gums thinned  &rims have lightened/few upper teeth have white spots& teeth turning a faint tan color. No cavities/perio?

Systemic disease: It sounds like you may have something that may be more than a tooth problem. I would suggest seeing a physician and possibly a dentist who specializes in oral medicine for an evaluation. ...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