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I have small white dots on the back of my tongue. Is this normal or maybe candida? It doesn't look anything like the oral thrush photos i've seen.

I have small white dots on the back of my tongue. Is this normal or maybe candida? It doesn't look anything like the oral thrush photos i've seen.

Doubtful...: While this is possibly early candida, the most likely source are the normal papillae in that area. If they begin to spread and come together that could be candida. Contact your dentist for an evaluation, to alleviate your concerns. ...Read more

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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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I have coated tongue, esp in furrow. Can you show photos of thrush?

I have coated tongue, esp in furrow. Can you show photos of thrush?

Brush your tongue: A coated tongue does not necessarily mean you have thrush, which is an oral yeast infection. If the coating looks like cottage cheese curds, can be easily wiped away and it leaves the surface of tongue looking red. You should be brushing your tongue with your toothbrush after brushing your teeth, each and every time you brush. After a few days, your tongue should look normal. Questions, see dds. ...Read more

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Large white bumps on tongue, swollen glands isn't able to swallow light cough anything Otc that can help solve this problem I have photos of younger?

Large white bumps on tongue, swollen glands isn't able to swallow light cough anything Otc that can help solve this problem I have photos of younger?

Taste buds: When the taste buds are inflamed and associated with swollen glands, there is an infectious process going on. If there is an associated febrile reaction then antibiotics should be used. Otherwise warm gargles, hot tea and conservative management used, not OTC meds. ...Read more

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Is my jaw disloacted? For a few months now I have noticed in photos that one side of my face looks larger than the other. When i open my mouth my chin goes to the left and a bone sticks out in front of my ear on the right side.

Is my jaw disloacted? For a few months now I have noticed in photos that one side of my face looks larger than the other. When i open my mouth my chin goes to the left and a bone sticks out in front of my ear on the right side.

From : From your description it sounds liked the condyle ("ball" portion) of the left temporomandibular joint is not translating properly out of the fossa as you open your mouth. This creates a situation where your jaw will deviate to the left (affected side) and you may be able to feel the prominence of the right condyle as it translates forward and to the left. There can be several causes for this condition such as a fracture, displacement of the joint disc, ankylosis of the joint, or development of a growth in the joint to name a few. You should seek an evaluation from a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to assess the cause of this problem. ...Read more

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Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Yes: The papilla (bumps) on the back of your tongue are larger and differently shaped. Normal ...Read more

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Taste buds back of tongue normally large?

large taste buds: The taste buds at the back of the tongue on top are the ones that sense bitter foods/things but have a dentist look for a better diagnosis. ...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

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Are bumps on the back of your tongue normal?

Yes : The larger bumps in the back of the tongue forming a row are called the circumvallate papillae. They are one of the structures that provide taste. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bumps way back on tongue?

Normal: More than likely you are seeing some taste buds. There is a chevron-shaped line of large ones way back on the tongue. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having a white tongue normal?

Can you tell me is having a white tongue normal?

No: A pink tongue is normal. See a dentist to determine what is causing your white tongue. It could be a number of things and it requires a medical history and a one on one clinical exam to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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Do you have a furry tongue in the mornings normally?

Do you have a furry tongue in the mornings normally?

Not normally: If your tongue is normal appearing during the day and is furry in the am, you need to make sure to brush your tongue gently but thoroughly. If you have reflux, take your reflux medications and follow your reflux precautions. See your dentist every 6 months for a dental check up and cleaning. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal to have white tongue..?

I was wondering is it normal to have white tongue..?

White tongue?: All white? No. Slight white coating only on top, maybe. You need to be personally examined. Some white coatings are common and benign while others may reflect oral thrush, leukoplakia, lichen planus, or some other serious conditions. See a local oral surgeon for a diagnosis (and possible biopsy). ...Read more

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Do you normally have a furry tongue in the mornings?

Do you normally have a furry tongue in the mornings?

Not normally: Make sure to brush your tongue, gently but thoroughly am and pm. Also see your dentist about every 6 months for dental check up and cleaning. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a furry tongue in the mornings?

Not normal: The build up on your tongue is likely due to the presence of bacterial colonies on the surface of your tongue. If you do not brush your tongue at least twice a day then start. If you brush your tongue regularly then it is possible that it is not effective enough. Go out and purchase a tongue scraper and see if you can clean better. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get get a white coating on the tongue ?

Is it normal to get get a white coating on the tongue ?

Usually: White tongue is a coating of debris, bacteria and dead cells on your tongue that makes it look white. Although the appearance of white tongue may be alarming, the condition is usually harmless and temporary. However, white tongue can be an indication of some serious conditions, ranging from infection to a precancerous condition. If you're concerned about a white coating call your dentist. ...Read more

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I just want a normal smooth tongue like everyone else. What can I do?

What is normal?: Tongues have various types of taste buds scattered about which change the architecture. If you have concerns about yours, perhaps visit a dentist and get a consultation b. ...Read more