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Would cleaning the tongue with a metal tongue cleaner do any harm ?

Would cleaning the tongue with a metal tongue cleaner do any harm ?

Metal tongue cleaner: If used properly, it should be fine. Just don't be too aggressive or use it too often. Follow directions on the label or given to you by your dentist. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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Would cleaning the tongue with a metal tongue cleaner do any harm ?

Metal tongue cleaner: If used properly, it should be fine. Just don't be too aggressive or use it too often. Follow directions on the label or given to you by your dentist. ...Read more

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On cleaning my tongue with a tongue cleaner, white slimy coating comes out. What is that?

On cleaning my tongue with a tongue cleaner, white slimy coating comes out. What is that?

Oral bacteria: Did you know the human bite is much more dangerous from infection than an animal bite? We have bacteria that live in our mouths (on our tongues, on our teeth, etc). The "white slime" is plaque. Use a Fluoride rinse after brushing; this will help decrease the bacteria amount in your mouth. Brush and floss twice a day, if you can. ...Read more

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I used tongue cleaner. That time the cleaned portion appear as red. Disappeared the white colour. If i had tea, tongue become little yellow colour. ?

I used tongue cleaner. That time the cleaned portion appear as red. Disappeared the white colour. If i had tea, tongue become little yellow colour. ?

Normal..: Tea can give a yellowish color to your mouth tissues including the tongue. Coffee can do the same. Continue to clean your tongue as necessary. ...Read more

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White coated tongue with halitosis. Since many months. Tried anti fungal mouth paint, metronidazole. Tongue cleaner use regular unresolved! please help.?

White coated tongue with halitosis. Since many months. Tried anti fungal mouth paint, metronidazole. Tongue cleaner use regular unresolved! please help.?

Possibly probiotics: Sounds like you've addressed the common issues of fungal overgrowth and tongue hygiene. A promising but not well understood area in dentistry is probiotics. Colonizing your mouth with a different flora may help. Do some research and see if a dentist well versed in this area can help. ...Read more

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I accidentally sprayed liquid jewelry cleaner in my mouth ...Should i be worried?

I accidentally sprayed liquid jewelry cleaner in my mouth ...Should i be worried?

Jewelry cleaner,: Its generally ammonia or acid based. Best, if don't know rinse with white vinegar 1 oz 9oz, rinse water then swill with baking soda solution. Vinegar is acid, baking soda base. Both relatively safe. This way hit either acid or base neutralization! ...Read more

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Does denture cleaner cause a bad taste in the mouth?

Does denture cleaner cause a bad taste in the mouth?

Yes : And it is harmful. You must rinse your dentures well after soaking them in cleanser. ...Read more

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Will washing my mouth three fimes a day and using vocal cleaner help me get rid of gingivitis?

Will washing my mouth three fimes a day and using vocal cleaner help me get rid of gingivitis?

Maybe: Not sure what vocal cleaner is. However, good oral hygiene: brushing with Fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, and flossing daily is very important. However, if the process of gingivitis has already started, you may need to see a dentist to clean your teeth and get proper treatment ...Read more

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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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Rough tongue, what to do?

Rough tongue, what to do?

Check with dentist: Impossible to answer without an examination. This could be anything from an infection, a wound, swollen taste buds, a buildup of plaque, a buildup of nicotine stain, geographic tongue, cancer, or nothing serious. Have this examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue akways white?

Why is my tongue akways white?

Plaque build up: Plaque build up on tongue and if you do not clean tongue daily with tongue cleaner then it gets thicker layer of bacteria.Or check for anemia. ...Read more

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Baby is 14 months tongue white?

Baby is 14 months tongue white?

See a pediatrician: Thrush is the most common "white tongue" condition in babies under six months of age. See your pediatrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Tongue has dryness and no taste?

Tongue has dryness and no taste?

Dry mouth?: You don't say whether you're taking medications, but medication side effects would be a very common cause of dry mouth. Dehydration would rate highly also. There are other possible causes that your doctor can consider and help you with, if you visit him or her. In the meantime, make sure you drink at least 8, 8oz glasses of fresh water every day. Hoping that will help. ...Read more

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Is the base of the tongue rough?

Is the base of the tongue rough?

yes: The tongue has taste buds or papillae that are used to sense sweet, sour, salt bitter and umami. The ones in the back or base of the tongue are called circumvallate or vallate papillae and are responsible for bitter. ...Read more

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What do marks on the tongue mean?

What do marks on the tongue mean?

Need photo and exam: Without a photograph or exam, your description is inadequate to determine what's happening on your tongue. Please be more descriptive and provide a photograph or seek examination from your dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do fix a ripped tongue?

What can I do fix a ripped tongue?

Needs evaluation: While small to medium size cuts and tears will probably heal on their own, it's best to see a general dentist or oral surgeon to have them evaluated. The tongue is very vascular and prone to more bleeding. There is also the risk of infection and it may not heal as quickly or as well if the tear needs suturing. Better to be safe than sorry. Use warm salt water rinses in the meantime. ...Read more

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