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Top Problems in Your Mouth
Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
Sores, painful gums, bad breath -- what's going on in your mouth?

Red, swollen, or bleeding gums could be gingivitis, which can cause teeth to loosen and fall out. (See the image below to see what gingivitis might look like)

Caused by candida yeast, thrush is most common in older adults or babies. But a weakened immune system, antibiotics, diabetes or certain medications such as inhaled corticosteroids can give candida a chance to grow wild.

To see what thrush, and many other oral problems look like, check out our slideshow on Top Problems in Your Mouth .

Do you have a question about a sore or other condition in your mouth? First see the slideshow, then leave your questions or comments for our community and expert here.


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