The mouth is made up of the lips, tongue, jaw, teeth and gums. It plays a key role in the digestive system and is also essential for speech.
Topic: Mouth conditions
Most cleft palates and cleft lips can be repaired so that appearance and speech develop normally.
Cold sores are blisters around the mouth and nose, caused by the herpes simplex virus.
A dry mouth is a symptom of an underlying problem, rather than a disease in itself.
Getting treatment early can help save teeth that are at risk from gum disease.
Having halitosis or bad breath can have a major impact on a person.
Smoking increases the risk of mouth cancer six-fold.
In most cases, mouth ulcers are harmless and resolve by themselves in a few days.
There are about 9000 taste buds on the average adult tongue.
Tongue-tie is a condition caused by a restrictive fraenum (string of tissue) that stops the tongue from poking out past the lips.
See also Health conditions - Teeth