Mouth and Teeth Diseases

Tongue Sores, Lumps and Bumps Causes

The tongue is one of the more sensitive organs in the human body. It is laden with receptors for touch and taste which allows it to complete its relevant functions. The tissue of the tongue does not have the same hard protein covering of the skin. However, the tongue is often exposed to many environmental factors when we >> Read More ...

Mouth Dryness When Sleeping, Morning Causes

The lining of the mouth cavity is prone to quick drying for several reasons. It is exposed to the external environment when the mouth is opened, subjected to moving air when breathing through the mouth or talking and it does not have a waterproof layer like the skin to prevent moisture loss. However, the body has >> Read More ...

Tight Jaw Muscles (Stiff and Sore) Causes, Treatments, Remedies

The lower jaw, known as the mandible, moves by the contraction and relaxation of muscles. It is only the mandible that moves when eating or talking and not the upper jaw (maxilla) which is part of the skull. As with muscles anywhere in the body, these jaw muscles can become stiff and sore at times, affect the movement of >> Read More ...

Burnt Tongue Feeling – Causes and Disease Symptoms

At some point or the other in life, we all tend to eat or drink something that is too hot for our mouth to bear. Even if the temperature is not high enough to cause serious injury, it does cause some degree of irritation that leaves a lingering burnt feeling in the mouth. In these instances we understand that this burnt >> Read More ...

Helpful Tips To Prevent Choking When Eating

Eating is essential for maintaining life and we barely give the processes behind it much thought. The two main processes prior to digestion is chewing and swallowing which ensure that food is mechanically broken down and then pushed further into the gut for digestion and absorption of nutrients. However, there are >> Read More ...

6 Reasons And Remedies For Persistent Bad Breath

A slightly foul mouth odor in the morning is common for most people, even if they brush at night. With proper dental hygiene after waking, the odor quickly goes away. However, some people suffer with persistent bad breath. Brushing, flossing and rinsing with a mouth wash offers only momentary relief, if any. Even mouth >> Read More ...

6 Tips To Get Rid Of Furry Teeth Feeling

We all expect our teeth to feel smooth as we run our tongue across it. While teeth may have slight ridges and grooves, it is a relatively smooth surface. However, sometimes our teeth feel rough which we often describe as furry. It is a fine roughness that may be isolated to some teeth or affect most of the teeth that you >> Read More ...

9 Common Reasons for Sensitive Teeth and Mouth

The environment within the mouth and structure of the teeth are geared to handle a range of chemical, thermal and physical insults during the course of a day. After all, the mouth is one of two main points for a range of external substances to enter the body – the other being the nose. While these areas tend to react >> Read More ...

7 Reasons for a Strange Taste in the Mouth

The taste sensation is one of the many ways that we experience our environment. It is useful for assessing foods and fluids and can bring tremendous pleasure in what we eat and drink. It also plays an important role in compelling us to eat or avoid certain substances that can either nourish us or harm us. We always >> Read More ...

Oral Pigmentation (Causes of Discoloration Inside Mouth)

What is oral pigmentation? Oral pigmentation refers to discoloration of the inner lining of the mouth (oral mucosa) from its normally pink hue. This discoloration occurs due to the deposition of different colored materials over the oral mucosa which can be of physiological or pathological in nature. Oral pigmentation may >> Read More ...
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