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No matter how much I scrape my tongue, I can't get the layer of white stuff off.  is this normal?

No matter how much I scrape my tongue, I can't get the layer of white stuff off.  is this normal?

It is normal: The "white stuff" is keratin from the underlying tongue tissue. Also the taste buds in the top part of the tongue are long and "finger-like." the anatomy of the taste buds and this keratin layer can sometimes make the tongue look "hairy." this is completely benign. Scrubbing your tongue is not needed and cause harm. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What a normal back of your tongue look like?

What a normal back of your tongue look like?

Normal is: A generic term and can differ between people. Visually you can google normal back of tongue to see images and diagrams. If concerned please consult with your physician or dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my tongue has a slit in the middle?

Tongues can: Have morphological differences in appearance / shape. Best to be evaluated by your dentist, but I would guess you're fine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Everytime I wake up, my tongue is white. Is this normal? :)

Everytime I wake up, my tongue is white. Is this normal? :)

White tongue: There are many different causes of white coated tongue, but the most common are: certain foods, inflamed papillae (bacterial inflammation), systemic problems (liver disease). Prevention measures: good oral hygiene, avoid alcohol, tobacco, coffee and visit your dentist for final diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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Had chips ad salsa and my tongue feels burnt...I had them about 4 hours ago...Is this normal?

Yes: Salsa has very spicy ingredients that would cause the reaction you are having. Nothing to worry about. Be well. ...Read more

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I can split my tongue down the middle yet it looks normal and performs normally as well. This some sort of defect?

I can split my tongue down the middle yet it looks normal and performs normally as well. This some sort of defect?

Split tongue: I am assuming you mean there is a fissure
in the middle of your tongue

if
it has always been that way and your tongue is
of normal appearance.....It is what it is

but

if this split is new and you have not seen it before......See an oral surgeon.....

Like.......Yesterday! ...Read more

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Why when I stick my tongue out to clean it does it turn a bluish colour? Returns to normal afterwards. Otherwise feel very well. Thanks.

Normal: The bluish hue is from a normal heavy network of veins which become more engorged as you protrude your tongue and empty when you relax it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your tongue to feel itchy?

Is it normal for your tongue to feel itchy?

No: Perhaps it's some allergy or sensitivity. If it lasts consult with your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal to have white tongue.?

I was wondering is it normal to have white tongue.?

White tongue?: All white? No. Slight white coating only on top, maybe. You need to be personally examined. Some white coatings are common and benign while others may reflect oral thrush, leukoplakia, lichen planus, or some other serious conditions. See a local oral surgeon for a diagnosis (and possible biopsy). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a furry tongue in the mornings?

Is it normal to have a furry tongue in the mornings?

Not normal: The build up on your tongue is likely due to the presence of bacterial colonies on the surface of your tongue. If you do not brush your tongue at least twice a day then start. If you brush your tongue regularly then it is possible that it is not effective enough. Go out and purchase a tongue scraper and see if you can clean better. ...Read more

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Is having a pimple on your tongue normal?

Is having a pimple on your tongue normal?

Pimple: Is a very generic description. I would recommend a visit to your dentist - it's probably a benign fibroma but best to get checked out. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my tongue. Is this normal?

I have bumps on my tongue. Is this normal?

Probably: But if you have some new painful bumps go see a physicians and get checked. ...Read more

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Why does the surface of my tongue feel dry and rough? It is more in the middle and towards the back. The tip feels pretty much normal.

Why does the surface of my tongue feel dry and rough? It is more in the middle and towards the back. The tip feels pretty much normal.

Varied answers: The tongue of course has many different types of structure that make it up, and some parts can feel different then others. If you think you are having a problem, it is wise to have the tongue examined by a dentist to conclusively determine if every thing is typical or not. ...Read more

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Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Yes: The papilla (bumps) on the back of your tongue are larger and differently shaped. Normal ...Read more

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Taste buds back of tongue normally large?

Large taste buds: The taste buds at the back of the tongue on top
are the ones that sense bitter foods/things
but have a dentist look for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are bumps on the back of your tongue normal?

Yes: The larger bumps in the back of the tongue forming a row are called the circumvallate papillae. They are one of the structures that provide taste. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bumps way back on tongue?

Normal: More than likely you are seeing some taste buds. There is a chevron-shaped line of large ones way back on the tongue. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having a white tongue normal?

Can you tell me is having a white tongue normal?

No: A pink tongue is normal. See a dentist to determine what is causing your white tongue. It could be a number of things and it requires a medical history and a one on one clinical exam to determine the exact cause. ...Read more