Sores, painful gums, bad breath -- what's going on in your mouth?
Red, swollen, or bleeding gums could be gingivitis, which can cause teeth to loosen and fall out. (See the image below to see what gingivitis might look like)
Caused by candida yeast, thrush is most common in older adults or babies. But a weakened immune system, antibiotics, diabetes or certain medications such as inhaled corticosteroids can give candida a chance to grow wild.