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Causes Of Tongue Plaque
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; brush, blade, spoon, etc. F you do not own any gently press and scrape your tongue using a soup spoon and watch a creamy film of bacteria (plaque) coming out! tongue cleaning brushes/blades are fairly inexpensive. Try a few to find your best favorite. ...Read more
Used a tongue scraper for the first time ever and now my tongue feels kind of raw/sore. Is this normal? I had alot of plaque so i had to scrape hard
I have a lump on the bottom of my tongue. It's not painful and it has what seems to be a white head, the color of plaque. Should i worry?
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 clear on there own with salivary secretions. They tend to occur when you are dehydrated. Drink lots of water. And see your dentist for an examination of the bump ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other issues: That is what you should not be worrying about. There are other much more serious issues that should concern you. The ring constantly rubbing against your gum tissue will lead to recession, bone loss and possibly losing a tooth/teeth. I have seen many instances of people biting on their tongue ring and fracturing their teeth. Some had to be extracted. In addition it is more prone to infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My tongue has white plaque like stuff on it. It can be wiped off but it leaves behind red marks. I have clostridium difficile and I am on vancomycin liquid. I have just started eating again. What should I do?
Could white film on tongue be plaque? Or maybe just spit sticking to tongue? Had for years.Ive heard of leukoplakia but i go to dentist every 6 months
Sore on tongue - indentation w/ white plaque. Odd shape. Hurts at night. Might be biting it - seems like it hurts anyway. Canker-smoking irritation?
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Saliva deposits: Dental tooth plaque is formed from deposits from your saliva. Some people have more such deposits than other people. It is a factor of your saliva. You can do proper toothbrushing to prevent a build-up of plaque deposits on your teeth. You can also use listerine plaque preventive mouthwash, which helps reduce the build-up with proper toothbrushing. If you get a lot of plaque go to the dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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