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What is going on in my mouth ?

I just discovered a hard, white, roughly quarter-inch lump in my mouth, just behind my incisors on my jaw. It is painless, and I have a dentist appointment on Tuesday, but I am curious and slightly freaking out as to what this could be. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Dec 13, 2013 - 17 answers

 

Recurrent mouth canker sores

Has anyone battled with recurrent canker sores in the mouth? They hurt like crazy and I get them sometimes as often as 2 times in a month. I discussed with the dentist and general doctor but I don't think they have a cure to stop getting them other than ease the pain when you do get them. What is your experience?
posted by barexamfreak on Oct 7, 2013 - 48 answers

Red bumps on the roof of my mouth?

I noticed red bumps on the roof of my mouth and one on each side of my throat I took a video of it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arPZ5kERdVQ what is the cause of it?
posted by john123357 on Aug 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me visit my dentist for a checkup.

I am seeing the dentist Monday. How can I make this experience less painful (in all senses, physical, emotional, financial)? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jun 14, 2013 - 16 answers

How can I learn to roll my Rs?

Never been able to do it before; it never really mattered. Now I need to do it for a part... help! [more inside]
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots on Jun 6, 2013 - 21 answers

Why do my lips get all gross when I'm biking?

I get a gross sticky buildup on my lips whenever I ride my bike, similar to the buildup I get on my lips when I'm sick. I used to think it had something to do with not being hydrated enough, but I've since gotten a handle on what I need to stay hydrated and it still happens. Then I thought maybe keeping my mouth closed would help, but it doesn't. It happens year-round, on rides both long and short, and whether or not I'm wearing anything (like balms or glosses) on my lips. Why does it happen? Can I make it stop, or am I forever doomed to constantly wiping my mouth on my gloves or the inside of my collar?
posted by rhiannonstone on May 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Mouthguard for teeth grinding?

Dentist says I need a mouthguard because I grind my teeth in my sleep. I can't afford the $700 custom one he'll sell me. Can you recommend an over-the-counter alternative? [more inside]
posted by bluecore on Mar 15, 2013 - 24 answers

Does any language lack a word for beak?

Which languages, if any, have the same word for "beak" and "mouth"? Or: which languages lack a specific word for referring only to a "beak" (aka the hard, pointy, front end of a bird)?
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 27, 2012 - 9 answers

What is this rash around my mouth?

You Are Not My Doctor, but can you help me identify a rash around my mouth? (Pics inside, as well as description that you might or might not think is gross.) [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Nov 20, 2012 - 14 answers

Radiomouth

Please help me understand radio mouth noise. [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Oct 23, 2012 - 16 answers

What is this painful bump on my lip?

Fungal lip infection, cold sore/fever blister, something else?? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Aug 5, 2012 - 28 answers

Mutaba. It rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it? Mutaba.

In a cloud of microscopic horrors, should I breathe through my nose or my mouth? [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi on Jun 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Give me your old wive's tales about dental health, please.

Please share your wingnut advice about healthy teeth and gums. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 4, 2012 - 32 answers

It was originally sold in tins

Say I want to store my dental floss in a metal container. Are there any (common) types of metal that would make the floss taste funny or become dangerous to my health?
posted by doift on May 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Does my cat have stomatitis?

Does my cat have stomatitis? [more inside]
posted by branparsons on Apr 29, 2012 - 17 answers

Weird reaction to cookies

Why does my mouth feel raw after eating the cookies I made? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Apr 9, 2012 - 20 answers

Can a chin strap reduce chin growth?

Chin strap to reduce chin growth — Is this a real thing? [more inside]
posted by Shelf on Jan 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Need the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth!

Need advice on if/how to treat a four-year-old's injured tooth. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Dec 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Elderly cat with lump on inner cheek inside mouth

I've got a 14-year-old male indoor cat with a large lump inside his mouth, on his cheek. He doesn't seem to notice or care much—he's been eating/drinking and behaving normally (alpha male). He accidentally bites down on it sometimes and causes it to bleed. It's not a substantial amount of blood, but that doesn't seem healthy. [more inside]
posted by autoclavicle on Dec 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Why does the tissue in my mouth shed?

The epithelial tissue in my mouth sheds itself daily. Up until today I had no idea that this was abnormal. [more inside]
posted by stray on Sep 15, 2011 - 32 answers

Where can I find a reusable water bottle with a small mouth?

Where can I find a reusable water bottle with a small mouth? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Jul 15, 2011 - 29 answers

Something leaving a bad taste in my mouth

Why does my mouth taste like mothballs? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Jul 5, 2011 - 15 answers

mouth off

I chew my mouth and I want to stop without using gum or other mouth foods as my main crutch. [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Apr 14, 2011 - 12 answers

wart...what is it good for?

Wart on my lip. Might it resolve itself, or do I need to have it removed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Which kind of doctor should I see for a possible mouth infection?

Which doctor should I go to if I think I have an infection in my mouth: a dentist or a physician? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 17, 2010 - 10 answers

teach me how to keep my smile healthy 'til I'm old

For the past couple days, when I have been brushing my teeth, my gums have bled. The Internet is promising me DOOM to my mouth if I don't shape up, but I can't find much on everything specific that I should be doing. Help me help my gums. [more inside]
posted by lover on Oct 9, 2010 - 34 answers

It's a mouthwash. It's on the tip of my tongue. And killing me.

Why does listerine burn the tip of my tongue? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Hoping this is nothing serious

Cat issue: What's wrong with his lower jaw/gumline? Pic's inside. [more inside]
posted by nerhael on Jul 29, 2010 - 13 answers

What about this apartment is making my throat constrict?

What about this apartment is making my throat constrict? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Mar 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Super Germs invading my mouth

Super germs... in my mouth?? [more inside]
posted by jadegenie on Nov 20, 2009 - 12 answers

Name that book: super powers from imagining you're sucking on a funny shape?

Is this a real book? All I remember is that 1 or more characters could activate some kind of special powers or transformational abilities by imagining the shape of a particular object in their mouth. [more inside]
posted by vytae on Oct 3, 2009 - 4 answers

What's this stuff on my lips?

I often go on my break at work and realise a light layer of gunky stuff has built up on my lips. What on earth is it? [more inside]
posted by nostrich on Jul 27, 2009 - 4 answers

My Mouth Feels Awkward

When I get nervous my mouth feels awkward. My tongue doesn't sit right in my mouth and I can't keep my mouth still. I come to the hive for advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Cause of palate pain when eating

Pain in the roof of the mouth when eating, often the first meal of the day. [more inside]
posted by hungrysquirrels on Mar 9, 2009 - 8 answers

What is this little bump in my mouth?

Every now and then I get a tiny, non-painful bump in the back of my mouth, which feels a bit like a blister or pimple. What is it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2008 - 15 answers

Who put clorox in my food?

What is causing this? Sometimes I get a strange burning feeling (for lack of a better expression; it's kind of an acid burn sort of sensation) on the roof of my mouth sometimes when I put the first bite of the day in my mouth. It especially seems strong with bread, but has also happened with orange juice, milk and other things that seem to have no relation to each other. It subsides after about 15 minutes. Does anyone know what this is, or have had similar experiences? [more inside]
posted by strangeguitars on Jul 7, 2008 - 15 answers

What's the deal with these sores on my lips?

What's the deal with these sores on my lips? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Jun 19, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me identify this metal mouth-like object!

Help me identify this mystery object. It looks sort of like a set of metallic false teeth, smaller than life-size, with a metal tube or something where the tongue should be. [more inside]
posted by kpmcguire on May 30, 2008 - 13 answers

Tongue spasms. Horrible pain. Help!

I regularly sprain my tongue. It happens often enough (and is painful enough) to make me curious about how and why this happens, and if it can be prevented. I have never met anyone else who experiences this. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Apr 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Mouth ulcer treatments?

Treatment for mouth ulcers. I've been using Bonjela since 1837, and it's only just now struck me that medical science must have come up with something better in recent years. So what do you find works well?
posted by Jakey on Feb 5, 2008 - 28 answers

Help me explain what I call "cat mouth" to my boyfriend.

Help me explain what I call "cat mouth" to my boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by letahl on Jan 11, 2008 - 23 answers

My dentist is expenive enough...

I have a Sonicare HX7300 toothbrush, which is great. But the heads for it are so expensive, which isn't so great. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Nov 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Sublingual Grapefruit Seed Extract Incident

I used straight, undiluted Grapefruit Seed Extract under my tongue and now I have sublingual inflammation and a burning sensation on the tip of my tongue like I've sipped tea that is too hot. [more inside]
posted by pranalaxmi on Oct 29, 2007 - 10 answers

Happiness is a warm puppy who's breath doesn't smell like ass.

Bad dog breath... what helps? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 26, 2007 - 18 answers

Is my dentist too crazy to treat me?

I have pretty severe TMJ for my age (early 20s) that has been getting worse. My dentist seems competent (I think), but also kind of . . . kooky. Could other AskMefites, especially TMJ sufferers, weigh in on him and his methods? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Aug 5, 2007 - 16 answers

Face off

When I speak my mouth goes up on one side more than the other. It annoys me and I sense that I look as if I am sneering when I am not. [more inside]
posted by A189Nut on Jul 1, 2007 - 15 answers

Is this a mouth ulcer or something else?

What's wrong with my face? [more inside]
posted by talitha_kumi on Jun 2, 2007 - 18 answers

What's up with my mouth?

Once in a while after mild to strenuous exercise, I can suck air through a little spot in the roof of my mouth (kinda just behind the "aveolar ridge"). There aren't any obvious holes up there. This happens fairly rarely. It's not particularly uncomfortable. What's going on here? Is this normal? Does this happen to anyone else? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on May 22, 2007 - 14 answers

Ashes in the mouth means? Comes from?

Would someone tell me, please, the origin and meaning of the phrase "ashes in your mouth"? I've googled like mad and only come up with song lyrics.
posted by onegreeneye on Jan 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Strange Jaw Problem

There's something wrong with my jaw: whenever I move it to the left or clench my teeth, I feel something bone-like moving in my ear. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jan 12, 2007 - 18 answers

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