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Is it normal to have yellow bumps on the side of your mouth by your tonsils and on the back of your tongue? I don't brush my teeth often.

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry

In brief: See a dentist

It is hard to answer your question without seeing your mouth.
There are some bumps on the back of the tongue that are normal anatomy. The yellow bumps may be tonsil stones or food and bacterial debris. Your dentist can tell you what they are. As for the not brushing your teeth, why don't you brush? It is important health procedure, prevents cavities, bad breath, health problems. Start today.

In brief: See a dentist

It is hard to answer your question without seeing your mouth.
There are some bumps on the back of the tongue that are normal anatomy. The yellow bumps may be tonsil stones or food and bacterial debris. Your dentist can tell you what they are. As for the not brushing your teeth, why don't you brush? It is important health procedure, prevents cavities, bad breath, health problems. Start today.
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Dr. Diane Stacey
Dentistry

In brief: Yellow bumps

This sounds like you have folds, pockets or divets where food and bacterial debris can accumulate.
This can set up a low grade infection process that can flare up an become serious if not monitored and/or cleaned out sufficiently.

In brief: Yellow bumps

This sounds like you have folds, pockets or divets where food and bacterial debris can accumulate.
This can set up a low grade infection process that can flare up an become serious if not monitored and/or cleaned out sufficiently.
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Dr. Randy Nolf
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Woof

Don't brush your teeth often? Imagine what would happen to your skin if you wrapped your arm in plastic with toxic bacteria underneath.
Sounds like a formula for disaster. You're not old enough to drive a car but even you know it's a bad idea to drive without putting oil in the engine. It works for a while and then it just breaks down. Get the bumps checked. Consider brushing.

In brief: Woof

Don't brush your teeth often? Imagine what would happen to your skin if you wrapped your arm in plastic with toxic bacteria underneath.
Sounds like a formula for disaster. You're not old enough to drive a car but even you know it's a bad idea to drive without putting oil in the engine. It works for a while and then it just breaks down. Get the bumps checked. Consider brushing.
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