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S Hould I Brush My Tongue
What causes geographic tongue? My dentist told me I have geographic tongue, but said it was not a big deal. Is this caused by me not taking care of my oral health? Should i be brushing my tongue?
It's harmless: Geographic tongue affects about 2% of the us population. It is a harmless alteration of the cells on the surface of the tongue. It's cause is unknown, but it can run in families so it probably has a genetic component. Geographic tongue is not a result of poor oral hygiene. Brushing the tongue is an important part of oral hygiene especially to prevent halitosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here's how...: Put a dab of toothpaste on your wet bush. Stick your tongue out as far as you can while opening as big as you can. Place the toothbrush on the back of your tongue, press firm and rake it forward to the tip. Repeat over again several times from back to front to brush unbrushed areas. When done rinse thoroughly with water. This technique helps prevent gagging! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would cause my spittal and tongue to turn light sky blue? Brushed w/toothpaste, went away, has not returned. 2 hours ago. Not food. Not hairy.
My tongue is white why? Not all over though and the only way to get some of it off is brushing is off... Help!
White tongue: This may be due to a number of things. To some degree many people have white coatings on their tongue from buildup of plaque, food debris, bacteria and dead cells. This can be removed with daily use of tongue scraper. However, there are many other possibilities including fungal infections. You should see your dentist for a definite diagnosis and appropriate treatment if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have white stuff on back of my tongue , when i brush most of it comes off but then it rebuilds again during the day , is this normal ?
I am getting a white thin layer on my tongue , i can remove it by my brush , but it appears again.The layer is a bit thick at d inner part of my tongue?
Candida albicans?: Is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as steroids. Eating unsweetened yogurt and acidophilus capsules will solve the problem. Rec.: see your dentist if the condition gets painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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