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Trench mouth

Trench mouth, or Vincent's infection, disease of the mouth and throat, probably caused by bacteria, poor oral hygiene, and malnutrition. Initial symptoms include pain and bleeding of the gums and bad breath. Chewing and swallowing food is also painful. If not treated, trench mouth can lead to gum destruction and eventual tooth loss.

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