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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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What is in Pro-Health toothpaste that makes it kill bacteria in the mouth?

What is in Pro-Health toothpaste that makes it kill bacteria in the mouth?

Stannous Fluoride: Therapeutic stannous fluoride is a powerful anti-microbial agent that kills and inhibits harmful bacteria that cause plaque and gingivitis. ...Read more

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Does barley tea help kill bacteria in babies mouth?

Does barley tea  help kill bacteria in babies mouth?

Don't think so...: I dont find any real evidence that this is true. And babies should not have harmful bacteria in their mouth anyway, so need to kill it. ...Read more

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Sometimes flossing severely hurts, and I have battled gum recession for years. Could eating raw garlic regularly help kill bacteria in my mouth?

Sometimes flossing severely hurts, and I have battled gum recession for years.  Could eating raw garlic regularly help kill bacteria in my mouth?

Flossing: If flossing hurts either your gums are inflamed (infected) or you're doing it wrong. You are probably in need of treatment by a bone/gum specialist. Please schedule with a Periodontist. Think of it this way, what you have been doing up until now has been ineffective. Time to see a specialist for care. ...Read more

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I want to properly use mouthwash to kill bacteria thru the night but I do not want any brown staining on my teeth. What wash rinse product to rely on?

I want to properly use mouthwash to kill bacteria thru the night but I do not want any brown staining on my teeth. What wash rinse product to rely on?

Mouthwash: Brushing, flossing, and use of a proxy-brush is the best routine for maintaining a healthy mouth. Use of mouthwash is not effective in removing bacterial deposits, although they can be helpful in preventing excessive growth. Salt water, a mild hydrogen peroxide solution, and baking soda may be just as effective as any store bought mouthwash. Concentrate on mechanical debridement. ...Read more

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I have these sores on my tongue. I rinse it off with listerine 2-4x/day hoping it would kill bacteria to heal fast. Can I use orajel for comfort?

I have these sores on my tongue. I rinse it off with listerine 2-4x/day hoping it would kill bacteria to heal fast. Can I use orajel for comfort?

No: For relief, make a mixture of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid (12.5mg/tsp) with kaopectate (or maalox) - equal parts of each liquid . Rinse with 1 teaspoon every 2 hours for 45 seconds - 1 minute and spit out. Stop rinsing with listerine. Don't use orajel. Both products will further irritate your sores. ...Read more

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Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Misinformation: The internet is full of misinformation about silver fillings. If they wear away they do NOT cause bodily harm. Bacteria will not erode fillings. Mouthwash will not erode fillings. Thrush is caused by the Candida fungus (yeast), not by bacteria. Nystatin will not clean your teeth or remove the bacteria that causes tooth decay or gum disease. Please see your Dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections happen thats not strep and show symptoms in your tonsils? If so, what does it make you feel like and can it kill you?

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Can bacterial infections happen thats not strep and show symptoms in your tonsils? If so, what does it make you feel like and can it kill you?

Yes: Pharyngitis can be caused by other bacteria and viruses. Overall, it may make you feel bad, but they all go away within a few days by themselves (with a normal immune system), with or without treatment. The reason we treat strep is that is can cause other problems down the road, like rheumatic heart disease. Danger would be severe swelling of tonsils, which is fairly rare. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

Recurrent BV: Recurrent BV is a common problem, and unfortunately the most effective treatments (usually metronidazole by mouth) can trigger yeast infections. BV isn't usually an STD in the usual sex, except in lesbian partners. Still, even with male partners, it's a good idea to either avoid sex or use condoms consistently (even with regular partners) for several weeks. For expert advice see an NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat & swollen tonsils for +7 months. It is not bacterial and the dr. Believes it to be viral. What are the treatment options?

I've had a sore throat & swollen tonsils for +7 months. It is not bacterial and the dr. Believes it to be viral. What are the treatment options?

Surgery: After a certain point, your tonsils, following multiple and chronic infections, can remain chronically inflamed. If it is chronically painful and enlarged or recurrently infected, a tonsillectomy can be considered. Consult your ENT to discuss this further. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for treating bacteria vaginosis?

What are some natural remedies for treating bacteria vaginosis?

Boric acid: Not great data suggests boric acid in a gel cap from your compounding pharmacist inserted daily for one month, then as needed. It's usually a reaction to lubricants, soaps, chlorine from a pool or hit tub, or even semen! avoiding any chemicals there, especially dial and irish spring are really helpful. ...Read more

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I've been on Keflex 500mgs for bronchitis. My immune system has been compromised due to RA. I have thrush now, any natural remedies to kill it?

I've been on Keflex 500mgs for bronchitis. My immune system has been compromised due to RA. I have thrush now, any natural remedies to kill it?

Mgt: I would suggest treating the thrush with topical Nystatin.
While on antibiotics for a bacterial infection, you should begin to feel better in a few days. If not, please see your PCP and/or a virtual appointment online. ...Read more

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How to remove canker sores in a person's mouth, using natural remedies?

How to remove canker sores in a person's mouth, using natural remedies?

Licorice root: Canker sores are often triggered by particular foods like citrus, tomatoes & gluten. Some are caused by sodium lauryl sulfate, commonly found in toothpastes. My favorite treatment is topical licorice extract in chewable tabs, but homeopathy may help. Should heal in a week or so even without treatment- if not see a doc!
see http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/2013/02/11/canker-sores-causes_n_2647071.Html. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my jaw when i close my mouth, i natural remedies solution?

I feel pain in my jaw when i close my mouth, i natural remedies solution?

Diagnosis: No. You need to find out if problem is with teeth or jaw joints (TMJ) or local pathology. Start with DDS or oral surgery exam. ...Read more

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What causes canker sores in mouth and what natural remedies are out there?

What causes canker sores in mouth and what natural remedies are out there?

Canker sores: The cause of canker sores (aphthous ulcers) is not fully understood. I have found it usually occurs when a patient is under stress and there is some irritation to the mucous membranes of the mouth. This can be from the bristles of a toothbrush or a hard piece of food. Avoid spicy and acidic foods. There are many otc products at the drug store to help ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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For a week I have had itching, discharge, foul odor, and painful sex. Could this be bacterial vaginosis? If so, what are some natural remedies?

For a week I have had itching, discharge, foul odor, and painful sex. Could this be bacterial vaginosis? If so, what are some natural remedies?

Can' t diagnose: When the cause isn't for certain - really recommend having it evaluated. Need to make sure you don't have an STD. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of canker sores in a person's mouth using natural remedies?

How do you get rid of canker sores in a person's mouth using natural remedies?

Reduce acid: Canker sores are very common in people's mouth due to acid. Some people's saliva is especially acidic and by significantly limiting acid consumption and by using antacid medications like maalox for mylanta you can reduce mouth acidity and reduce canker sores. Stay away from sodas coffee and tea. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the natural remedies to heal tounge/mouth/throat ulcers?

Can you please describe the natural remedies to heal tounge/mouth/throat ulcers?

Tmd bioenergetics: Usually some stress is a trigger. Lack of sleep, poor nutrition, studying for finals, and poor oral hygiene are a few contributing factors among others. Bioenergetics resolves the issue. Otherwise, i prescribe a mixture of kaopectate and xylocaine (lidocaine) viscous as an expectorant to relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies to help kill any possible cancereous cells remaining after total thyroidectomy if rai is not necessary?

Any natural remedies to help kill any possible cancereous cells remaining after total thyroidectomy if rai is not necessary?

Hmm: Not that i know of. Certainly after thyroidectomy there is a goal of suppressing the TSH in thyroid cancer. There may be natural therapies along this line that don't include what your doctor is prescribing to manage your thyroid levels. If rai is not required for you, than you must have a low risk cancer and i wouldn't worry about other therapies too much. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

Infections are rare: Bacterial infections are quite infrequent following extraction as the source of the infection is the tooth, which was removed. As long as the patient is not immune compromised (ie. Diabetes, hiv, chemotherapy) the body should clear any residual infection by itself. ...Read more

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Top natural remedies to rid child of head lice?

Top natural remedies to rid child of head lice?

Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular & you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a few blackheads on my chin and upper lip, any natural remedies?

What to do if I have a few blackheads on my chin and upper lip, any natural remedies?

Acne: Don't pinch them. Make sure you drink enough fluid, not constipated. Don't wash your fece too much, don't use strong soap.

Can use otc benzoyl peroxide 5% on the pimples every evening. Acne is age related due to hormonal influence. It may get worse, but you can keep them under control. ...Read more

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Is there any natural remedies for a mucocele on rim of lower lip? Evening primrose? Salt solution?

Is there any natural remedies for a mucocele on rim of lower lip?  Evening primrose?  Salt solution?

Not really: Usually they will not respond to otc or home remedies. A minor office procedure will easily remove it. That is your best solution. ...Read more

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Hi, I have black/brown dot in between my teeth where the gums are? What does it mean? And is there a natural remedies I can use to get rid of it?

Hi, I have black/brown dot in between my teeth where the gums are? What does it mean? And is there a natural remedies I can use to get rid of it?

See Dentist: What you are seeing could be a variety of things. You would need to see your dentist so they can take a look and take x-rays. There are no natural remedies to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Vinegar assist: Local application of a stout vinegar will sometimes loosen the bond the nit has to the hair, making it easier to remove. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar seem to work well.You will still need the nit comb or tweezers, but a liberal application of this can help. ...Read more

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