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S Hould I Brush My Tongue
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
Irritation: Are you brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth? You maybe brushing to hard if so, also possible reaction to the tooth paste. ...Read more
Burn: Some people are more sensitive to the ingredients (flavorings, carriers, foaming agents, etc). Try a different formulation. Try small tubes of different brands/formulations until you find one that is satisfactory. Despite what they show in ads, only use a pea-sized portion of toothpaste when you brush. ...Read more
Likely gum infection: It may be that when you press your gums with your tongue, you are expressing pus from a gum or tooth infection. This drainage, depending on the underlying bacteria involved, can have a strong odor/flavor. If you want to keep your teeth, get it evaluated and treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I burnt my tongue 2 weeks so. It still hurts and there is a whitish coating on my tongue. I brush my tongue with my electric toothbrush 2x/day.
Tongue injury: The tongue is a highly vascular organ with great potential to heal. Use saline or half strength hydrogen peroxide rinses three time a day x 1 week and stop brushing your tongue with an electric tooth brush as it interferes with healing. ...Read more
If possible, yes: At your age, you should brush your teeth twice daily. After breakfast in the morning, and before you go to bed at night will generally provide you with the cleaning you need. You don't need to brush your teeth after lunch, and most people don't, but if you have the opportunity and want to, go ahead. If you don't, however, you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have red swollen bumps on the back of my tounge. They were small till I brushed my tounge. while I was brushing my teeth should I be worried?
My tongue started peeling and my throat is sore. i wear dentures and i always clean them and brush my tongue. What could this be?
I have a white layer on my tounge that doesn't go away even when i brush twice, floss, scrape my tounge and rince. It stinks! how do I remove it?
I cut my gums while brushing my teeth and now it's really painful and swollened.Is there anything i can do to heal it? Should i brush my teeth?
It will get better: It will get better....Be more gientle in the cut area, keep your teeth clean...It will heal in 7-10 days like any injury or sore in the mouth. No additional remedy necessary to hasten healing. Warm salt ( pinch of ) rinsing may be soothing, 4-5 times a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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