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How To Get Rid Of Discolored Tongue
Tongue discolored: Depends on what discoloration is from. If from food, beverage exposure, remember to brush you tongue gently but thoroughly at least twice per day (morning and evening). See your dentist for a thorough cleaning to get you started. ...Read more
I have sores on the side of my tongue that really hurt. What can I do to get rid of them? Or prevent them from appearing
Decrease acid: Many of my patients with mouth sores drink or eat a lot of acidic foods or beverages. I have them stop drinking coffee, tea and sodas and stay away from oranges orange juice tomatoes or other acidic foods and drinks. I also have them rinse their mouths after each meal with maalox liquid. They also rinse their mouths before they go to bed. If this does not help see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably normal: Having a white coating on the tongue surface is usually just debris caught in the papillae (bumps) of the surface. Scraping your tongue with a tongue scraper regularly can reduce this. Another possibility is that you have a fungal infection of your mouth and the white coating is fungal growth. In that case you need to be treated with an anti-fungal medication. See your dentist to find out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe okay, but...: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a cut on the side of my tongue for 6 months and i can't get rid of it. Any help please.
See a dentist: This may be dental in origin such as a sharp tooth or filling that is rubbing against your tongue, or it may be one of a number of medical conditions. Your dentist will know what it is and what to do. If not, he\she can refer you to a specialist if it is beyond their scope of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tongue stains?: Since we can't see what you are describing over the internet, we really can't help you much other than to recommend you see a dentist to see what you are referring to. Tongues don't usually "stain"? Are you referring to food coloring? Which will go away on its own. Anything else requires a clinically evaluation. ...Read more
Geographic tongue: There is no way to prevent or treat this benign and harmless condition. Cause?- no one knows for sure although there are some possible links. More information at: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/geographic-tongue/ds00819 and http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/geographic-tongue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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