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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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I brushed my two year olds tongue and it started bleeding?

I brushed my two year olds tongue and it started bleeding?

Tongues bleed but...: Tongues heal quickly and heal well. That's because tongues have good blood flow. Probably best to skip the tongue-brushing with little kids. No worries. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding tongue each and everytime I brush. There's a sore on my tongue now. Please help!

What causes bleeding tongue each and everytime I brush. There's a sore on my tongue now. Please help!

Need to see dentist: This is not a normal situation. I can't tell you exactly what the problem is, but this is something you need to get checked. See a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I'm bleeding from under my tongue is been bleeding for awhile is just a little and I notice it more when I brush my teeth. What could it be?

I'm bleeding from under my tongue is been bleeding for awhile is just a little and I notice it more when I brush my teeth. What could it be?

Bleeding: Bleeding is not normal and a sign of some problem. Most likely it's from periodontal (gum) disease although it could be a host of other things. You will need to see a dentist who can determine exactly what it is and what treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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I think my bf has thrush he has a thick white coating on tongue and when he tries to brush it off he has patches of red and a little bleeding?

I think my bf has thrush he has a thick white coating on tongue and when he tries to brush it off he has patches of red and a little bleeding?

Probably not: It would be unusual for a healthy young male to have lingual thrush. I suspect that the white coating is not a yeast infection and is not pathological. White patches are often seen on the throat surface with oral yeast infections. Have him examined by an otolaryngologist if concerns continue. ...Read more

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Have mucus like substance on tongue. But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away. See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer. I have no bleeding, pain or anything just

Have mucus like substance on tongue. But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away. See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer. I have no bleeding, pain or anything just

Go see: Any visualized change in your mouth should be evaluated. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for evaluation. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be told there's nothing to worry about? And on the slight chance that there is a problem it, s better to have it resolved as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Teath bleeding while brushing or cleaning mouth with water?

Teath bleeding while brushing or cleaning mouth with water?

Platelet problem?: Need to see your doc and have a complete blood count to look at platelets and red cell counts. Might also be worthwhile to look at liver function. Do not take any Aspirin or non steroidal in the interim. ...Read more

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Whenever I brush my teeth my mouth starts bleeding. Is this normal?

Whenever I brush my teeth my mouth starts bleeding. Is this normal?

NO!!!: You are either brushing too hard or your gums are infected and need treatment. See your friendly neighborhood dentist! ...Read more

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A piece of a wire grill brush broke off into my dinner and poked the roof of my mouth. No visible wound. No bleeding. Do I need to get a tetanus shot?

A piece of a wire grill brush broke off into my dinner and poked the roof of my mouth. No visible wound. No bleeding. Do I need to get a tetanus shot?

Low T?: No T booster needed specifically for that, but you should get a tetanus booster about every ten years. Check your shot records. ...Read more

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What is the best thing I can do if I think I have gum disease? I am a 25 year old woman who has had a recent onset of gum disease symptoms. For the past 2 weeks my gums have been bleeding every time I brush, horrible taste in my mouth, and after closer in

What is the best thing I can do if I think I have gum disease? I am a 25 year old woman who has had a recent onset of gum disease symptoms. For the past 2 weeks my gums have been bleeding every time I brush, horrible taste in my mouth, and after closer in

If: If you think you have gum disease the best thing you can do is see a dentist for an exam and cleaning. If you have not had your teeth cleaned in a while there is nothing over the counter or magic rinse that will solve the problem. You lack of dental insurance makes it even more important to see a dentist. The last thing you need is thousands of dollars of treatment because you let a small problem fester and become a large one.

Most people spend some of their discretionary dollars on things they value (cigarettes, iphone, ipad etc, drinks with friends, concert tickets, cable tv etc.) don't let your lack of insurance lead you to neglecting your teeth. If you value them spend some money on them and protect them. Prevention is a great investment.

The video in the link below shoes how gum disease progresses.

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best of luck. ...Read more

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When ever brush my teeth, it's star bleeding form gums and my teeth are weak also. There's always bad dour from my mouth please suggest me some medicine.

When ever brush my teeth, it's star bleeding form gums and my teeth are weak also. There's always bad dour from my mouth please suggest me some medicine.

Pill or liquid: Pills, liquids, ointments, will not cure your problems. You have infected gums and damaged teeth. Please see a dentist to help you get back into a state of optimum health and to help you maintain the result. You can't do this alone...See a dentist. ...Read more

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Bleeding Gums after brushing, White Wrinkled Lines in inner/lower cheek, Peeling skin in mouth, Rough Spots?

Bleeding Gums after brushing, White Wrinkled Lines in inner/lower cheek, Peeling skin in mouth, Rough Spots?

Check it out: Different possibilities-candidiasis, viral, systemic issues? See your doc for accurate diagnosis, ...Read more

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I keep getting recurring blood spots on my tongue and when I spit out saliva its mixed with blood and it heals in a day. What do I do? It looks like cuts but I am not too sure and my gums bleed sometimes when I brush? What are the medications to be tak

I keep getting recurring blood spots on my tongue and when I spit out saliva its mixed with blood and it heals in a day. What do I do? It looks like cuts but I am not too sure and my gums bleed sometimes when I brush? What are the medications to be tak

See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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Why would I have a sore throat and my tongue bleed when I brush my teeth?

Why would I have a sore throat and my tongue bleed when I brush my teeth?

Irritation: Are you brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth? You maybe brushing to hard if so, also possible reaction to the tooth paste. ...Read more

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I started with a cold sore and now have many more all over my mouth. I also have red bumps on the back of my tongue and throat. My gums are inflamed and bleed when I brush my teeth, and seem to be cut up. Is that a side effect of herpes too?

I started with a cold sore and now have many more all over my mouth. I also have red bumps on the back of my tongue and throat. My gums are inflamed and bleed when I brush my teeth, and seem to be cut up. Is that a side effect of herpes too?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat pain can be from strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause. One's FIRST case of oral herpes can cause mouth sores from front to back. Later recurrences should cause cold sores on or near the lips. To lessen mouth pain, one can see her doctor and ask about mouth rinses (some contain anesthetic, Maalox, Benadryl, etc.). ...Read more

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I bleed in my mouth from brushing my teeth why is that?

I bleed in my mouth from brushing my teeth why is that?

Gingivitis: Bleeding from the gums is common when brushing. This can be due to gingivitis, or from brushing too vigorously. See your dentist to see if you do have gingivitis, or if you just need to change your brushing technique. ...Read more

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My gums are receding, in one part of my mouth but I don't feel pain when I brush. My gums don't bleed much, when I floss, or anything. What do I do?

My gums are receding, in one part of my mouth but I don't feel pain when I brush. My gums don't bleed much, when I floss, or anything. What do I do?

2 things: 1) find out why it is only on one part of your mouth. My guess is it is your bite. Did you have braces? 2) if you had braces and the bite is fine then you can. A) do nothing. B) gum graft. C) place a tooth colored filling. If your bite is off, you can do the above, but the bite may need to be corrected to prevent relapse. Best to consult with a qualified dentist in your area who can advise you. ...Read more

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The gums on the bottom left side of my mouth hurt and bleed when I brush my teeth. Could it be some oral disease?

The gums on the bottom left side of my mouth hurt and bleed when I brush my teeth. Could it be some oral disease?

Gingivitis: Sounds like a case of gingivits. If it has been a long time since your last cleaning, tartar can build up and irritate the gums making them painful and bleed easily. Time to give the dentist a call. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old. Since I was a teenager, I have had a problem. My gums bleed badly everytime I brush. I dideverything, went to the doctor, rinsed my mouth with liquids. What should I do?

I am 26 years old. Since I was a teenager, I have had a problem. My gums bleed badly everytime I brush. I dideverything, went to the doctor, rinsed my mouth with liquids. What should I do?

More info please: Do you have any medical issues like a bleeding disorder? Do you take any medications that thin your blood? Have your dentist recommended a deep cleaning and was it done? A referral to a gum specialist called a periodontist may be required. Please talk to your dentist about your gums. ...Read more

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Doctor, my mouth always bleed when I brush my teeth, this situation have a long time, and appear cyst sometimes. What's problems in my mouth?

Doctor, my mouth always bleed when I brush my teeth, this situation have a long time, and appear cyst sometimes. What's problems in my mouth?

Gum disease: Any bleeding is the sign of infection or inflammation. It usually doesn't hurt, so many people disregard it. The incidence of a cyst would confirm the presence of infection. You can try and brush and floss perfectly, but there is some underlying disease that will have to be treated by a dentist or hygienist. ...Read more

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Gums and inside lips hurt. Gums bleed when brushing. Feels tender. Mouth wash helps.

Gums and inside lips hurt. Gums bleed when brushing. Feels tender. Mouth wash helps.

Sore bleeding gums: Signs of gum infection. Mouth wash will not cure infection, just numb area a little bit. Important that y0u see your Dentist or a specialist Periodontist as soon as possible. Gum infections do not self-cure, and are not self limiting, spreading to other organ systems. ...Read more

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The left side of my mouth hurts constantly. Gums bleed when brush, teeth sensitive, I believe I feel the nerves in the pockets. Pain relief? Recommend

Treatment: It sounds like you may have periodontal disease. In the short term, you can use ibuprofen, but the most effective long term pain relief will be from having the area treated. Pain is not usually present until periodontal disease becomes severe, so you may consider seeing a periodontist who specializes in this type of treatment sooner rather than later. Hang in there! ...Read more

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I ripped the flap of gum that was on top of my wisdom tooth while brushing my teeth. What should I do? It bleed and I rinsed with septic mouth wash.

I ripped the flap of gum that was on top of my wisdom tooth while brushing my teeth. What should I do? It bleed and I rinsed with septic mouth wash.

Stop the bleeding: First stop the bleeding. Use some wet gauze or cotton wipes and place over the wound and bite down. Once you get the bleeding under control you should see your dentist to evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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Gums bleed when I brush my teeth & hurt when I apply pressure. I floss and use mouth wash. Can I do something myself or do I need to see the dentist?

Gums bleed when I brush my teeth & hurt when I apply pressure. I floss and use mouth wash. Can I do something myself or do I need to see the dentist?

See DDS, gingivitis: If you have a bleeding gums, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum infection. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. Do not delay and call your DDS for exam and treatment. ...Read more

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If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

Not a problem: You get bacteria into your blood every time you brush your teeth hard, floss properly, or pass stool. Candida in a healthy person is even less dangerous. It gets into your blood from time to time without posing a danger. ...Read more

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Why is the gum around my molar bleeding when I brush it and what can I do to stop this?

Why is the gum around my molar bleeding when I brush it and what can I do to stop this?

Many causes: Most common reason is because it is inflammed (gingivitis) due to plague and bacteria. In addition to brushing you need to floss as well. Use oral antiseptics as adjunct. Talk to your dentist. They may recommend waterjet. Also, make sure you are using a soft bristle tooth brush so you are not traumatizing the gum. ...Read more

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Why does one part of my gum keep bleeding when I brush my teeth?

Why does one part of my gum keep bleeding when I brush my teeth?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the gum tissue results in bleeding. Not sure what might be causing your gums to be inflamed. Please see a local dentist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Gums are bleeding when I brush my teeth and floss. How do I stop this?

Gums are bleeding when I brush my teeth and floss. How do I stop this?

Bleeding gums: The most common cause of bleeding gums is the result of poor oral hygiene. When was you last dental checkup and cleaning? And do you always brush and floss for 2 minutes after eating? Step one would be to see your dentist for an evaluation. In the early phases of gums disease (gingivitis) a good professional cleaning and followed up proper oral hygiene will remedy the situation. ...Read more

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