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Are there any possible causes/reasons for geographic tongue?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: Geographic tongue

is a benign condition affecting the surface of your tongue.
It is idiopathic permanent condition and not a cause for bad breath. It may be caused by a lack of vitamin B. It also may be due to irritation from hot or spicy foods, but the fact is the exact cause of geographic tongue is unknown.

In brief: Geographic tongue

is a benign condition affecting the surface of your tongue.
It is idiopathic permanent condition and not a cause for bad breath. It may be caused by a lack of vitamin B. It also may be due to irritation from hot or spicy foods, but the fact is the exact cause of geographic tongue is unknown.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. William Coppola
Dentistry - Pediatric
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In brief: Unknown

Geographic tongue also known as benign migratory glossitis,or wandering rash of the tongue has no know cause, however it is benign.
The name comes from the map-like appearance of the tongue and is a common condition, affecting approximately 2–3% of the general population. Again it is benign

In brief: Unknown

Geographic tongue also known as benign migratory glossitis,or wandering rash of the tongue has no know cause, however it is benign.
The name comes from the map-like appearance of the tongue and is a common condition, affecting approximately 2–3% of the general population. Again it is benign
Dr. William Coppola
Dr. William Coppola
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In brief: None known

It is really still a mystery why some people develop geographic tongue.
There are some suspicions that a vitamin b deficiency may contribute, but still no real answer.

In brief: None known

It is really still a mystery why some people develop geographic tongue.
There are some suspicions that a vitamin b deficiency may contribute, but still no real answer.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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