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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

Hairy Tongue

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.

Geographic Tonge

Red patches of varying shapes and sizes

It’s inflammatory but harmless condition

Burning Tongue

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.

05.11.2023

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