Mouth and Teeth Diseases

Geographic Tongue Causes, Pictures, Treatment

We all expect to see a tongue of consistent color and texture when we look at it. Apart from the furry coating that develops during the day and is removed after brushing, the upper surface of the tongue has no noticeable variations in appearance. However, in people with a geographic tongue there are distinct irregular >> Read More ...

Cracking Corner of Mouth and Lips Causes and Remedies

The lips are one of the sensitive areas and has a several layers less skin than the surrounding face. These layers make a difference to its ability to weather environmental conditions and the lips may therefore dry an crack much more frequently than the surrounding skin. At times the cracking may be isolated only to the >> Read More ...

Causes of Mouth Breathing (Children and Adults)

Mouth breathing is not often considered as a medical problem but it does contribute to a number of complications and the underlying cause can affect a person’s quality of life in certain instances. Most of us breathe through our mouth at some point or the other, be it after strenuous physical activity or with the >> Read More ...

Sore Palate – Causes of Pain on Roof of Mouth

Pain in the mouth is common and can affect the entire mouth in which case it is referred to as stomatodynia 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 area. A sore palate refers >> 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 ...
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