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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