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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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Will taking vitamin b complex and zinc help to get rid of a fissured tongue? If not what will? A lot say its benign but i would like to get rid of it!

Will taking vitamin b complex and zinc help to get rid of a fissured tongue? If not what will? A lot say its benign but i would like to get rid of it!

Probably not but...: While western medicine considers fissured tongues to be benign, chinese medicine considers it a sign of imbalances in your GI tract. Seeing a chinese medical practitioner may be helpful. See http://www.Rdhmag.Com/articles/print/volume-31/issue-5/columns/the-tongue-a-window-to-other-organs.Html ; http://naturalhealthtechniques.Com/tongue-diagnosis.Htm. ...Read more

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White tongue lesions and fissures with uneven tongue borders?

You may be clenching: Many times uneven white borders of the tongue are caused by clenching or grinding your teeth. Some of the other causes are diet, thrush, or other systeminc diseases. So get this checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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White lesions on the side and front of the tongue with fissures and redness it's more visible in the morning and upper quadrant abdominal pain?

White lesions on the side and front of the tongue with fissures and  redness it's more visible in the morning  and upper quadrant abdominal pain?

Not sure: Not sure if abdominal pain and tonge are related. The tongue description can be a combination is scrotal tongue and leukoplakia. Scrotal tongue is benign, amy white lesion should be biopsies. In my office we use the trimera 3000 . It used several light sources to view mouth tissues. It is a non invasive approach. ...Read more

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How can one cure a cracked or fissured tongue?

How can one cure a cracked or fissured tongue?

Fissured Tongue: I have never heard of any method to improve or reduce the appearance of a fissured tongue. I am assuming there are no medical or systemic complicating factors. Keep your mouth clean and consider using both antimicrobial rinses and a tongue brush or scraper to keep your tongue clean to prevent an bacterial or fungal overgrowths. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for a fissured tongue?

Fissured tongue: Most patients with fissured tongue have no significant symptoms and the fissures are mostly cosmetic. There are a couple of syndromes where fissures are common, such as Down's syndrome and Melkerson-Rosenthall syndrome. If this is the case, the best form of treatment is usually to regularly brush the tongue to removed debris and avoid irritation. If you are having symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes fissures on your tongue?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes fissures on your tongue?

Fissured tongue: This is usually a variation of normal and requires no treatment other than extra care to keep it clean with a tongue scraper or a tooth brush used on a daily basis. If you have any other problems or questions, you should see an oral surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


Skin Cracking (Definition)

Fissuring in outermost layer of ...Read more