Mouth and Teeth Diseases

Leukoplakia (Oral) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

There are a number of different types of tongue coating and the most common is usually not a cause for any concern. It is a result of food particles, bacteria and saliva accumulating between the papillae of the tongue but can be easily removed with proper brushing. However, sometimes white coatings in the mouth may be a >> Read More ...

Sore Palate (Roof of the Mouth Pain) Causes

Pain in the mouth is common and can affect the entire mouth in which case it is referred to as stomatitis or only certain parts like the tongue, cheeks or palate. While the causes of pain in certain parts of the mouth may be overlap, sometimes there are specific causes that only affect a single >> Read More ...

Tongue Coating (Furry, Abnormal Color) Causes and Pictures

We all develop a furry type of white coating on our tongue by the end of the day.  This is considered normal and is largely composed of food particles, bacteria and saliva. It is easily remove by brushing of the tongue to reveal the underlying pink color of a healthy tongue. However, there are cases where coating of the >> Read More ...

Chipped Tooth and Broken Teeth Home Care, Treatment, Prevention

As strong as teeth are, it is by no means indestructible. A cracked, chipped or even broken tooth are common dental injuries. These type of injuries are not always considered to be a dental emergency and it may not be necessary to have the tooth extracted. It depends on the severity of the injury and the promptness of >> Read More ...

Low Saliva (Hyposalivation) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Saliva has several functions. It moisturizes the mouth cavity, lubricates the movement of food around the mouth and down the throat, and also contains enzymes that aid with digestion. We do not give saliva much thought unless there are problems like too much or too little of it. The latter can cause a host of symptoms >> Read More ...
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