Here are some of the health problems that occur in the mouth region. 

Fever blisters

This is known as cold sores. It is caused by virus and can be contacted through kissing. Many people erroneously think that cold sores are caused by fevers or colds. Fevers or colds do not cause them but they create a favorable condition for the virus to develop. Apart from kissing, you can also get the virus through close contact and sharing of utensils. If you have cold sores, there are over-the-counter medications that you can use to treat the condition. However, if you experience cold sores frequently, you should consider visiting a doctor for prescription.


This illness is common among babies and the aged. It is an illness caused by candida yeast which grows when the immune system is weak or as result of antibiotics, certain medications or diabetes.. If you are suffering from this condition, you should consider visiting a doctor. If you wipe the patches, you may have sore on the doctor. A doctor will look at the condition and give you the right medication.

Black Hairy Tongue

As implicit from the name, if you are suffering from this illness, your tongue will turn black and look hairy. It does not cause any pain. It can be caused when the bumps on your tongue becomes elongated making it possible for bacteria that live in the mouth to be trapped there. There are a number of situations that can cause it which include low secretion of enough saliva, too much consumption of coffee or tea, smoking, poor oral hygiene and use of antibiotic. If you are suffering from this condition, you don't have to visit any doctor. You only need to brush you and clean up your tongue on daily basis using tongue scraper. However, if the condition is acute, you may seek for a medical help.

Canker sores

The cause of this illness is not known. But the blisters can be very painful. It can be triggered by lack of some vitamins, hypersensitivity, hormones, infections and stress. Canker sores which are also known as aphthous ulcers can occur on the cheek, tongue and the gum. You can treat the condition with dental lasers, numbing creams and prescription drugs. It can take a week or two in order to be healed.


This condition occurs as a result of an irritant such as smoking, badly fitting dentures, rough teeth and smokeless tobacco. It will show as plagues or patches in your mouth. Though it is painless but you cannot scrape them off. If you the condition becomes persistent, you have to visit a dentist to evaluate the condition.

Lichen Planus

The cause of the condition is not known. If it is mild, you may not require any treatment. However, if the condition becomes acute, you have to visit a dentist for treatment because it can result in oral cancer. Lichen Planus is one of the mouth diseases that can also affect the scalp, genitals, nails and skin.