Oral health problems like bad breath, swollen gums etc. can be caused due to poor oral hygiene and these occurs from time to time. A mouth problem can involve your lips, gums, tongue or inner cheeks and even roof of the mouth. Find out the most common mouth problems.
1. Bad Breath
Poor oral hygiene can promote bacteria in the mouth resulting in bad bread. Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth can also be from continuing breathing through your mouth or dry mouth or even tooth decay.
It is caused by yeast called as Candida yeast. This is a common mouth problem occurring in adults and even babies. If you are suffering from a weak immune system or are diabetic or on certain medications, then Candida becomes more active and cause soreness.
3. Canker sores
These are painful blisters which can show up on the tongue, cheek or even gums. The actual cause of these sores is not known but deficiency of vitamins or imbalance in hormones or stress or infection can trigger it.
4. Cold Sores
Cold or fever triggers cold sores in the mouth and are top mouth problems. Cold sores are also called as fever blisters and are spread by virus that causes cold sores to be usually passed by kiss or shared utensils or other close contact.
5. Lichen planus
Lacy, white patches with red or shiny bumps on the inside of the cheeks or tongue can be a lichen planus. The actual cause behind this mouth problem is unknown.
White patches or plaques in the mouth is Leukoplakia and are usually painless. It can be a result of some reaction to an irritant like rough teeth or badly fitting dentures. Remember Leukoplakia can be a precancerous condition as well.
7. Black hairy tongue
When the bumps on your tongue grow long and trap bacteria that live in your mouth, it can result in a painless condition called as black hairy tongue making the tongue look black and hairy. This condition can arise due to poor oral hygiene or smoking, or drinking lot of tea and coffee. Using a tongue scraper and brushing the tongue can treat it.
8. Lie bumps
These small painless bumps called as lingual papillitis, on the tongue are still mystery. The cause could be a reaction to some food or trauma like biting the tongue.
9. Cavities and discoloration
If you are not brushing regularly and taking proper dental care, it might result in cavities, abscesses and tooth discoloration. These dental infections can even spread to the face, skull and even blood stream.
10. Aspirin burn
Some people suffer from aspirin burn. It occurs when the acid in the aspirin burn a white, rough lesion into your gums or cheek resulting in pain.