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How Much White Is Normal On Tongue
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
Can't: This is genetic and cannot be changed... Sorry.. ...Read more
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
Is it normal for the back of the tongue to be darker than the front? When I pulled my tongue out I noticed the difference in color.
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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