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Mouth (Overview)

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 in an organ ".


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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I have reactions to most foods, and it looks as if my mouths been burned after. What do I have that causes this?

I  have reactions to most foods, and it looks as if my mouths been burned after. What do I have that causes this?

Food allergies: Sounds like you may have a food allergy or perhaps an allergy to an additive of some sort. Allergy testing can be helpful as can a food diary. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Mouth (Overview)

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 in an organ ".


Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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I am horrified to see toddlers mouthing mobile phones. What are the risks?

I am horrified to see toddlers mouthing mobile phones. What are the risks?

Wow!: Wow, that would horrify me too. So many bacteria/viruses on the phone for one, and all the illnesses that go with it. Not to mention the potential for injurying their teeth and gums. And there is the concern about electromagnetic radiation from cell phones--for an infant especially. And how about the effects of saliva on the phone? I wonder if the iphone 5 is "spit-proof"? ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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What to take for dry mouths?

What to take for dry mouths?

Biotene products.: Dry mouth is a common problem due to the many medications people take that cause this problem. A company named biotene has several products that are useful for alleviating this problem. I am sure there are other brands, too. Sip on water throughout the day as well. Do not suck on candies sweetened w/ anything other than xylitol. Do not sip soda or sugared drinks. Tea & coffee make you worse! ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Paula
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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In order to lose 50lbs in 6 mouths how long should I exercise for? & how many days week?

In order to lose 50lbs in 6 mouths how long should I exercise for? & how many days week?

Unanswerable : Unfortunately this is not how medicine or physicians work. You do not mention how much weight or height you are; there is no mention of diabetes or other debilitating conditions. But, i would get with a good nutritionist and personal trainer who can keep you honest and work you to the maximum of your capability to lose weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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I've seen women where the appearance of their mouths have changed unnaturally after a facelift. Why?

I've seen women where the appearance of their mouths have changed unnaturally after a facelift. Why?

Natural facelift: A well-done facelift should restore a natural appearance. Keys to avoiding the pulled look include volume restoration for 3-dimensional rejuvenation, elevating vertically in the midface, and avoiding tension on the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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What are mouth props and rubber dams used for?

Various: Mouth props are used to keep the patients mouth wide open for extended treatments. A rubber dam is a sheet of rubber like material that is used to isolate one or more teeth during treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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What Does Take 1 Tablet By Mouth Twice Daily( EVERY TWELVE HOURS ) Mean ?

What Does 
Take 1 Tablet By Mouth Twice Daily( EVERY TWELVE HOURS ) Mean ?

Safety instructions: It means that it is important to wait twelve hours ,but also to remember not to miss a dose. With certain medications, every twelve hours is very important to avoid side effects from too much medication at one time. ...Read more

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