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my baby has a grey brown coating on his tongue

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Normal: Having a white coating on the tongue of in infant is not abnormal. The taste buds on tongue can grow out to look thicker, taller, or hairlike. On a ch ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Lactic acid: Bottle feeding can build up residue of Lactic Acid on tongue from milk looks like mold wipe or brush off.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Could be a host: Of reasons. Best to consult with a dentist if you haven't been to one recently and exercise very good oral hygiene including brushing your tongue. H ... Read More
A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Coated tongue: Coated tongue may be due to debris ndbcteri ccumulating on your tongue after surgery.Dehydration may add to the oroblem.
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Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
Infection: Often when there is surgery in the mouth there is an odor associated with it. Just to be sure have your child checked for an infection.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Thrush: You would want to let your surgeon know, but one of the more common causes is thrush. Antibiotics given at the time of surgery can kill bacteria norm ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Could Be Thrush: Frequently, thrush has a white coating over the tongue and if you wipe the tongue gently with a gauze, the classic red "spots" will show up. Either wa ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
31 years experience Dentistry
Brush it: Try brushing your tongue, either with toothpaste or listerine.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Surface goo.: Coated tongues occur for various reasons, such as fungal growth, heavy bacterial growth or simply deep colored food and drink coloring the surface. It ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Food debris: A white coating on your tongue is mainly food and bacterais debris. It is worse in someone with a dry mouth or allergies. You can use a tongue scrap ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Candida albicans is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infection ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Wilson
54 years experience Dentistry
Could be nothing: This is a reason for a tongue scraper to take off a normal proliferation of the cells on the top of the tongue.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Sleep disorder: The coating in the morning can be explained by mouth breathng and the effect of dryness on the tongue. It might be adviseable to see if you have slee ... Read More
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