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I Have White Plaques On My Tongue
Great question!: 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.
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
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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 bumpSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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?
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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.
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