Your tongue is the map of your overall body health.
White coating on Tongue
If parts of your tongue apear to be coated with white substance, this could be oral thrush.
White patches on tongue
Can be Lichen Planus which is an autoimmune disorder
Leukoplakia can be caused by irritation from smoking, but oral cancel needs to be ruled out.
Very Red tongue
Often associated with vitamin deficiency folic acid or B-12
Can be a symptom of scarlet fever or Kawasaki disease
Protein build up can cause small bumps to become elongated trapping food and will look lilt strands of hair on tongue. Usually good brushing of tongue will take care of it.
Red patches of varying shapes and sizes
It’s inflammatory but harmless condition
Burning mouth syndrome can be a problem with the nerves in your tongue. Some health problems, dry mouth, infections, acid reflux and diabetes can cause it.
Please don’t miss your 6 month dental checkup. If any symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks or cause pain please contact your dentist ASAP.
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