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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

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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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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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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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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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