Conditions and diseases of the mouth can impact how you eat, speak, socialise and express emotion. Having a healthy mouth is important for your overall health and may reduce your risk of chronic disease. Learn how to keep your mouth healthy and when you should see a doctor.
Bleeding gums and dental bleeding
Bleeding from your gums or any other type of dental bleeding can be caused by a dental procedure, an injury or gum disease. Find out what to do.
Cleft lip and cleft palate
Cleft lip or palate develops when parts of the lip, upper jaw or roof of the mouth don't join properly in pregnancy, resulting in a cleft or opening.
Cold sores are blister-like spots that appear in or around the mouth. Find out about prevention, common triggers, treatment and self-care options.
Dry mouth syndrome
Dry mouth syndrome is when you don't produce enough saliva. For some, it's annoying; others find it affects the health of their teeth and gums.
Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease. It occurs when plaque builds up on your teeth along the gum line. Learn about the signs and treatment.
Gum disease is when the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth becomes infected. Find out about the symptoms and treatments for gum disease.
Halitosis (bad breath) is normal when you wake up. But if it doesn't go away after a while, it can be a sign of another condition.
Mouth and tongue cuts
Cuts to the mouth and tongue can happen after a fall or knock to the head. Most are minor and heal on their own, but some may require treatment.
Mouth cancer can affect your tongue, lips, cheeks or soft palate. Learn about risk factors, symptoms, treatment and importance of early diagnosis.
Mouth sores and ulcers
An ulcer is a common type of mouth sore. It can make everyday tasks like teeth brushing, talking, eating and drinking feel uncomfortable.
Oral thrush (oral candidiasis) is an infection of the mouth caused by a yeast fungus known as candida. Learn about prevention, symptoms and treatment.
Tongue-tie division (infant)
A tongue-tie joins the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Dividing the tongue-tie should allow your baby to feed better and improve oral hygiene.