A painful bump on the roof of the mouth may be an ulcer that developed from extra bone, called a mandibular torus or exostosis, bumping against hard foods, explains 1st Impressions Dental Practice. It may also be a fever... More »

Bumps or lumps on the roof of the mouth can be noncancerous or cancerous. The most common bony outgrowths on the roof of the mouth are called palatal tori and occur in 20 to 30 percent of the population, according to Dr.... More »

A hard lump on the roof of the mouth may be a bone growth called a torus, according to Merck Manuals. These growths do not pose a health risk and are generally left untreated unless they cause difficulties while eating o... More »

A hard lump on the roof of the mouth may be a bone growth called a torus, according to Merck Manuals. These growths do not pose a health risk and are generally left untreated unless they cause difficulties while eating o... More »

Treat a mouth ulcer with salt by combining salt and baking soda in a glass of water and swishing it around your mouth, suggests Healthline. After treating the sores with saltwater, avoid any other salty food to keep from... More »

Common problems that affect the roof of the mouth include leukolakia, dry mouth, thrush and taste changes such as a metallic taste in the mouth, explains WebMD. Infections, commonly caused by a virus or bacteria, can cau... More »

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According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, patients with orthodontics need to avoid hard foods like popcorn because it can become lodged in the braces. Popcorn is even capable of breaking braces. More »