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Hi doc.....does chewing inside our own mouth cause mouth infection?????

Hi doc.....does chewing inside our own mouth cause mouth infection?????

Maybe.: If you break the skin bacteria can infect the lining. Usually not serious since the mouth has such good blood supply and saliva is pretty protective. ...Read more

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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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Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluation from a dentist along with proper treatment. Call and set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Mouth breathing harmful on gums?

Mouth breathing harmful on gums?

YEA: Over time it causes dryness and potential changes in normal bacterial mouth flora. ...Read more

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Whats "meth mouth"?

Whats "meth mouth"?

Meth Mouth: Meth mouth is a dental condition characterized by severe decay and loss of teeth, fracture and enamel erosion. This is due to extended use of the drug methamphetamine. The cause is thought to be due to xerostomia (dry moth), bruxism(grinding), lack of proper nutrition and dental hygiene. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in the mouth just from kissing mouth to mouth?

Can you get herpes in the mouth just from kissing mouth to mouth?

Of course: By adult age, most people have the common oral herpes virus. The luckier ones don't get outbreaks on their lips, or only rarely get them. Kissing is a common way that herpes is transmitted orally (but a person will not catch the same herpes type 1, if she already caught it earlier in her life... however, she may get outbreaks from time to time) ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia by saliva? As in kissing someone mouth to mouth, sharing food, sharing the same straw, etc. ?

Can you get chlamydia by saliva? As in kissing someone mouth to mouth, sharing food, sharing the same straw, etc. ?

Here are some ...: Chlamydia trachomatis is transmitted by vaginal, oral, or anal sexual activities, through which the bacteria gain their foothold through microscopically injured mucosa due to the breakdown of natural barrier by sexual acts. The acts you mentioned wouldn't suffice to break such barrier, except possible existing sore. But remember: The exposed woudn't necessarily contract infection... ...Read more

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Foul taste in mouth from mouth guard. What to do?

Foul taste in mouth from mouth guard. What to do?

Water and Vinegar: Store the mouthguard overnight in water, adding half of a teaspoon of white vinegar will help keep them clean and odor free. ...Read more

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How could mouth to mouth resuscitation keep people alive?

How could mouth to mouth resuscitation keep people alive?

Effective oxygenatio: Mouth to mouth after ruling out any bodies in the mouth help to oxygenate the pressure by overcoming airway resistance from the carioresp. Failure/arrest.It opens up airways and and makes the air to reach the lungs . Soon after mouth to mouth is started , has to get CPR as heart and lungs fn together as a unit. No use of reviving one sys(pulmonary-lung. Needs chest compressions with asst.Breaths. ...Read more

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Dry mouth sour mouth.I.Cant.Pass.My .Salive.

Dry mouth sour mouth.I.Cant.Pass.My .Salive.

Dry mouth: Many medications will cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor about medications and see a dentist also. Dry. Mouth will cause cavities. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol with can maki it worse. Biotene products are specifically made to help dry mouth. Chewing xylitol or sugar free gum can stimulate saliva flow. Keep well hydrated. ...Read more

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When our mouth is closed does our uvula touches our tongue ?

When our mouth is closed does our uvula touches our tongue ?

Normaly not : In normal anatomical and physiological condition it is not supposed to touch the base of our tongue. Enlargement or swelling of the uvula is known as uvulitis, which can be caused by several factors: dehydration, infections, allergies, obstructive sleep apnea, etc. Uvulitis is not a serious medical condition, and most of the time it can be treated at home. ...Read more

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Help please! is chlorhexidine mouth wash effective in treating oral thrush?

No: Not really. You have a fungal (yeast) infection. There are drugs specifically for that. You will need a prescription. ...Read more

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Is HIV transmitted by lip to lip kiss and closed mouth kiss?

Is HIV transmitted by lip to lip kiss and closed mouth kiss?

No: This just doesn't happen. In the old days before effective treatment, family members never infected one another just by kissing. ...Read more

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Could someone accidentally swallow a "boil & fit" teeth grinding mouth guard?

Could someone accidentally swallow a "boil & fit" teeth grinding mouth guard?

I doubt it: If you are talking about the ones that cover your entire upper arch, then that's pretty impossible. However, there are some versions out there that are very small and only cover a few teeth. That, while remote, could be a possibility...But still pretty uncommon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use scope mouth wash on tongue piercings?

Is it safe to use scope mouth wash on tongue piercings?

Yes: Mouth rinses are made to be safe in the mouth even if there are small cuts. Tongue piercings are a new cause of breaking teeth that i see in my practice. If you break a tooth on one expect that you will need a crown or filling in the dental office. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the best mouth rinse that fights gingivitis?

I'm wondering what is the best mouth rinse that fights gingivitis?

Sealed by ADA: The mouthwash alone will not solve the gum inflammation. The American Dental Association recommends antimicrobial mouthwash to help prevent and reduce gingivitis. Any mouthwash recognized by ADA and approved by FDA will help. Healthy habits and good oral hygiene is the key for a gum inflammation prevention. ...Read more

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Is it alright to brush your teeth and use mouth wash before and after you kiss/french kiss someone?

Is it alright to brush your teeth and use mouth wash before and after you kiss/french kiss someone?

Kissing: Bacteria in general does get transferred from person to person during kissing. So cleaning your mouth thoroughly helps, but not completely because bacteria is microscopic and finds a way so be safe. ...Read more

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Smoking causes wrinkles. Will kissing a smoker give me wrinkles. Swallowing those bad chemicals that are in his mouthe into my body:(?

Smoking causes wrinkles. Will kissing a smoker give me wrinkles. Swallowing those bad chemicals that are in his mouthe into my body:(?

No, BUT: This is a great question. Smoking causes wrinkles both because of the inhaled carbon monoxide, cyanide and other toxic things gassed off when tobacco is burned, and because you use the muscles around your lips to "suck" in the smoke, which causes "smoker's lines". The real question is, are you hanging around this smoking person while smoking? Or breathing his clothes or hair? Help him stop! ...Read more

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I tried, baking soda, salt, honey, yogurt, peroxide, mouth sore ointment, mouth sore mouth rinse. Nothing is working. I keep on having more out breaks?

I tried, baking soda, salt, honey, yogurt, peroxide, mouth sore ointment, mouth sore mouth rinse. Nothing is working. I keep on having more out breaks?

RUS: Recurrent Apthouus Stomatitis may be the cause of your discomfort. See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment that will work better than honey. In the meanwhile, Chloraseptic liquid will ease the sores without burning the tissue as benzocaine will. ...Read more

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Can u get oral thrush by touching someones saliva who has oral thrush and then touching your mouth?

Can u get oral thrush by touching someones saliva who has oral thrush and then touching your mouth?

Highly unlikely: The yeast that usually causes thrush (candida albicans) is very common, and as long as the immune system is normal, it does not cause any disease or symptoms. If the immune balance of the mouth is affected by illness, medications such as prednisone or antibiotics, dentures, or even dryness, then thrush can occur. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth encourage dental problems?

Can dry mouth encourage dental problems?

Certainly,,,: Particularly with aging and several medications, dry mouth can occur. The type of bacteria and pattern of decay changes as dry mouth occurs. Furthermore, your sense of taste may change as tastebuds are effected as well. Using adjuncts such as Salivart and abiogenesis are recommended. As well as, fluoride mouth rinses such as Act or Listermint with fluoride. Avoid rinses with an alcohol base as wel ...Read more

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