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Can not brushing teeth cause mouth ulcers?

Can not brushing teeth cause mouth ulcers?

Canker sores : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...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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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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Every time I brush my teeth my mouth feels like it's on fire it's been like this for 1 week now what could it be?

Every time I brush my teeth my mouth feels like it's on fire it's been like this for 1 week now what could it be?

BMS ?: Burning mouth syndrome? For a definitive diagnosis, please see your physician. More information can be found here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/burning-mouth-syndrome/basics/causes/con-20029596 ...Read more

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About 15-30mins after I brush my teeth & use mouth wash, I get for a lack of a better term a type of film in my mouth. What causes it?

Probably alcohol: Many mouth washes have alcohol in them that can dry out the mucus membrane of the mouth giving the feel of a film. Try a mouth wash without alcohol. ...Read more

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What causes sore in the mouth? Found it brushing teeth?

What causes sore in the mouth? Found it brushing teeth?

Canker Sores: Can be linked to problems with the body's immune defense system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. They usually heal without any treatment in about two weeks or so. In office treatment we use debacterol, a medication containing 50% sulfonated phenolics and 30% sulfuric acid. They heal in two days. Dr. Use only. ...Read more

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How do bacteria live in your mouth after brushing your teeth?

How do bacteria live in your mouth after brushing your teeth?

Brushing: It's impossible to brush away all the bacteria. The environment is perfect for them to grow and they reproduce very quickly so it's a constant battle. Just like we can't kill all the flies in the world. ...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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I have a very bad smell in mouth everyday even if I brush my teeth and do mouth wash I been having this problem for years and also white chunks comes ?

I have a very bad smell in mouth everyday even if I brush my teeth and do mouth wash I been having this problem for years and also white chunks comes ?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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Is it better to brush teeth after breakfast? Food tastes better with a clean mouth (after brushing teeth and clean tongue in AM). Thanks

Is it better to brush teeth after breakfast? Food tastes better with a clean mouth (after brushing teeth and clean tongue in AM). Thanks

I do both!: I agree with you! I like to brush my teeth first thing in the morning to get that "morning mouth" taste and feeling gone quickly. But you should brush and rinse after meals so that food particles don't remain on your teeth and gums to create plaque and tartar that builds up and leads to possible cavities. ...Read more

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I floss, brush my teeth twice, use mouth wash & yet I have a bad breath. How can I avoid this once & for all? It's embarrassing. Thank you

Flora: You may also have a balance of odor causing bacteria in your mouth. Some of us have the cavity causing bacteria in our mouths and others gum disease causing. All this to say that if you are brushing your tongue way deep and are as religious as you say concerning your oral hygiene you may just be an unlucky soul. My kids keep their mouths very clean but still have halitosis. Natural oils may help. ...Read more

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How can you get the benefits of Fluoride in toothpaste when brushing your teeth if you are rinsing mouth off with water immediately after brushing.

How can you get the benefits of Fluoride in toothpaste when brushing your teeth if you are rinsing  mouth off with water immediately after brushing.

You get some: The fluoride ions will attach themselves to the tooth during 2 minutes of brushing and are not easily rinsed away, so you do derive a benefit. If you do not rinse you may get more but be assured even with a rinse the fluoride is helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad breath even after brushing my teeth and using mouth wash?

Wrong assumption: Your problem may be caused by cavities, acid reflux, gum disease, or diet... All the mouthwash and brushing in the world will not solve your problem, only mask it for 5 minutes. Seek the help of a local dentist and physician who can examine you and determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water ) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?

Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water ) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?

Yes: I personally beleive yes, however there are some studies showing that prolonged use of hydrogen peroxide may cause some type of mouth cancer. This was only shown on laboratory rat who were overdosed with hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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What is a small wart looking growth on the roof of the mouth, and the mouth bleeds when brushing teeth from the roof area?

What is a small wart looking growth on the roof of the mouth, and the mouth bleeds when brushing teeth from the roof area?

Get it checked: Get it checked. There are wart like lesions that grow in the mouth but it should not be bleeding. The general dentist or an oral surgeon can advise you what to do. ...Read more

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What causes mouth sores or kanker sores? Is it caused by bacteria in your mouth, food you've eaten or by simply not brushing your teeth?

What causes mouth sores or kanker sores? Is it caused by bacteria in your mouth, food you've eaten or by simply not brushing your teeth?

Stress: Canker sores are associated with stress and sometimes having dental treatment done (also stressful for many patients). The condition behaves like a virus, however we do not know which one yet. The condition is self limiting and lasts 7-10 days. I have found that lasers help reduce pain and speed up healing. I have used both diode and er:yag lasers to treat canker sores. Zylactin-b is also good. ...Read more

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Can swishing hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, spitting it out and then brushing your teeth routinely, whiten your teeth?

Can swishing hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, spitting it out and then brushing your teeth routinely, whiten your teeth?

Yes, but dangerous..: This technique can slightly whiten your teeth, but my concern is that use of high concentration hydrogen peroxide regularly around your mouth as a rinse can inadvertently kill off good bacteria. This can lead to fungal infections that could require treatment... Talk to your dentist about safer, simple alternatives to whiten your teeth... ...Read more

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Can you get Gonorrhea in your mouth/throat from not properly brushing your teeth?

Can you get Gonorrhea in your mouth/throat from not properly brushing your teeth?

No unless oral sex: if having oral sex can spec. if ejaculates into your mouth , would have bad sore throat after , need to be tested , using listerine , brushing teeth right after might help prevent but doubt it since can go down throat too far. ...Read more