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Roof Of The Mouth
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
Go straight: If your unhappy with your smile, or if your Dentist is unhappy with either your occlusion or the health of the supporting tissues around your teeth, a visit to a qualified Orthodontic Specialist may be in order. If your teeth are crooked, an Orthodontist will help you go straight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the roof of my mouth being white mean something is wrong? I have no other symptoms...Smooth to the touch...Doesn't scrape off.
Your : Your palate being white should be examined by an oral surgeon to determine if there is any pathology. They may need to do a biopsy to get a diagnosis. I would call an oral surgeon to find out what is going on as it is impossible to determine without an examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't be sure: ..Without an exam but it is likely either a bruise if you have had any trauma recently in that area or a result of food/drink discoloration. I think these are the most likely causes but you really should be seen by a dentist for an exam to rule out more serious and less likely possibilities. ...Read more
Depends: Without more information, it's hard to be sure. Apthous ulcers may occur on the palate and are painful. These usually go away with no problem. Other infections, irritations (for example, by dentures) and some tumors may also be located here. If there is a lump, you should consider having it checked by your doctor or dentist. Chances are its nothing to worry about. ...Read more
No: Probably Ebstein's pearls; seen in newborns frequently. If worried ask your dentist. ...Read more
Many things.: There are anumber of reasons for itching. Have you changed your toothpaste or mouthwash recently? You may be having a reaction to one of them. Look at the products that you use in you mouth. An infection can cause itching. So can vitamin deficiencies and anumber of diseases. It is best to see you dentist and have this checked out. ...Read more
Pink with ridges: A normal palate is pink, with firmly attached tissue. There are ridges called rugae towards the front that are alike a finger print and helps give stop points for your tongue during speech and swallowing. The back of your hard palate is smooth and transitions into the soft palate that vibrates during speech and lifts during swallowing. The uvula is the pink dangling tissue in the center back. ...Read more
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