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plaque build up on tongue

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Great question!: Three things to brush everyday: teeth, gums, and tongue. Sounds like you already brush your gums ; teeth. There are many tongue cleaning products; br ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Several reasons: This is an area that collects plaque, bacteria from eating and post-nasal drip. Important to use a tongue scraper or brush your tongue with your toot ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Tongue scraper: Start by having your tongue looked at by a dentist. What you call "plaque" may or may not be actually that and therefore trying to remove it may not b ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Of course: Latest dental research has concluded that a tongue scraper/cleaner is more effective at removing toxins and bacteria from the tongue than a toothbrush ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Bar: See your dentist as you may need an adjustment. Good Luck
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Normal reaction: It is normal for one's tongue to feel "raw" and sore if he scraped his tongue "hard". That means whenever doing something for the first time, one shou ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience Dentistry
No, but...: The presence of a tongue ring does not generally contribute to the accumulation of additional dental plaque on the teeth. However, it does raise the r ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Don't panic: The area below the tongue has a high density of salivary glands. Sounds like you may have an occluded salivary gland. Sometimes these occlusions c ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Tongue brushing: The white film may be plaque or food debris.. This can be removed brushing your tongue or using a tongue scraper.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Have this checked: Sounds as if you bacterial balance is off in your mouth antibiotics can do this have it checked.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Could be either: Not better in 10 days, see dentist. Unlikely oral cancer, but always possible, espcially in a smoker.

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