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I Have White Plaques On My Tongue
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
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
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
Normal reaction: It is normal for one's tongue to feel "raw" and sore if he scraped his tongue "hard". That means whenever doing something for the first time, one should be gentle. This holds true on many occasions in life, whether it be waxing a car or scraping a tongue or... ...Read more
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 more
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 more
Could white film on tongue be plaque? Or maybe just spit sticking to tongue? Had for years. I've heard of leukoplakia but I go to dentist every 6 months
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?
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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I am experiencing excessive sweating (worsened by: after exercise) and genital itching. White plaque on tongue and dry mouth. I'm also spitting alot?
Consider 3 factors: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more
I have hardened plaque in my mouth. I've tried to remove it by brushing but it does not help. What should I do?
Rinses don't reach: Gum disease is below the gum tissue. Rinses are good above the gum, but cannot reach beneath the gum tissue and even if they were directed below the gum tissue they would be flushed out by the fluid that forms there. You treat gum disease with a method like the perio protect method that delivers doctor selected medicines below the gum tissue where it controls the bacteria. ...Read more
Hello Dr. I have a small hole in the back left of my mouth and sometimes it ejects a white plaque like substance that smells bad I use to smoke cigarettes but I have switched to vaping?
My boyfriend found out he has a plaque disease in his mouth. Also so possiblr infections. Can this cause heart disease? What are signs of heart diseas
No: Gum disease and heart disease share common risk factors. One does not cause the other. It seems that the scientific observation that both tend to show up in the same patients has led some dentist and mds to claim that gum disease may cause heart disease. The american heart association reviewed 500 journal articles and concluded there was no proof of this. ...Read more
Getting teeth scaling done now front tooth abbess. Good mouth wash to take to prep for this to loosen plaque up to make it easier for the dentist&me?
I got 4 teeth surgically removed 4 days ago I have blisters in my mouth and what seems to be white plaque on my gums is this normal?
Yes and no: The white plaque may simply be healing tissue or dead tissue sloughing off. The blisters are another matter. Without examination, it is hard to say. You might have placed gauze in and out too many times and pulled away the top layer of healthy tissue. Best to see the Oral Surgeon who treated you for a follow-up visit to diagnose and treat these concerns. Easy warm salt water rinses. Good Luck. ...Read more
My hard palate on the roof of my mouth is white and some areas have a plaque like looking patch. Biopsy result said hyperkeratosis, but other doctor s?
Question?: What, exactly are you asking? Please re-submit your question. ...Read more
Topical therapy: Treatment depends on the size and number of the placques. One or a few can be treated with topical agents to decrease the thickness of the placque and treat the inflammation. Topical steroids and vitamin d is a current successful combination. Intralesional steroids or topical steroids under occlusion may also be used. ...Read more
Dental plaque: Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, lso can prevent the build-up of plaque. ...Read more
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 more
Hard to know...:
Like many alternative medicine concepts there is controversy about this ; not enough info to answer this definitively. Most docs don't believe in it ; their view is summarized by wikipedia (which is skeptical about most alternatives): http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/mucoid_plaque
on the pro mucoid plaque side read http://www. Cleanse. Net/colonplaquemucoidplaque. Html
i really don't know. See comment:. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: Narrowing or 'hardening of the arteries' seems like the body's way of planned obsolescence--or complete wearing out. Over time our arteries become more narrow and certain conditions speed up the process: smoking, diabetes (and overweight/metabolic syndrome), hi blood pressure, and hi cholesterol. Exercise can slow down the process. Plaque build up in arteries leads to heart attack and strokes. ...Read more
Natural mouthwash?: I am not sure what you are referring to when you say "natural" mouthwash and therefore I can't answer your question accurately. Please re-post your question with more specific information and why you are asking the question. Do you have a problem with plaque buildup? ...Read more
Calcium and platlets: Theory is bacteria damage internal lining of arteries causing small ulcers next invaded by white blood cells and coat of fats (cholesterol), calcium, & a mat of blood platlets, all called plaque. It is as if the arteries have their own patch repair kit. Overtime plaque cracks and process recurs causing buildup that blocks ready passage of blood &, if bore of artery closed off, an heart attack. ...Read more
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