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White Stuff On Side of Tongue?

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on one side of my tongue i have a couple of white spots where it looks like it rubs against my molars. Totally painless and just curious what it is and is it harmless. Also i dont use any tobacco products. Thanks.
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First Helper LSwon2001
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replied August 10th, 2007
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Hey
are they on your tongue or on your tonsils? do they come "off" every once in a while?
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replied August 10th, 2007
on my tongue..its not that far back, and i can pick it off if i want to. Some of its hard to get off though, but think this isnt the best route.
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replied August 10th, 2007
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Huh
not sure what that is--perhaps thrush?Id get it checked out.
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replied August 10th, 2007
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plaque? do you brush your tounge daily?
if not i suggest brushing your tounge as well as your teeth
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replied August 10th, 2007
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plaque sticks to your teeth not your tongue.
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replied August 10th, 2007
the_girlfreind wrote:
plaque? do you brush your tounge daily?
if not i suggest brushing your tounge as well as your teeth


brush in morning and before i go to bed. I dont think its nothing bad just wanted to see what you guys thought. I have some "magic mouthwash" at home....i may try using it.
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replied August 10th, 2007
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Re: Hey
dyanmatteson wrote:
plaque sticks to your teeth not your tongue.


plaque can build up on your tounge as well
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replied August 10th, 2007
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Re: Hey
the_girlfreind wrote:
dyanmatteson wrote:
plaque sticks to your teeth not your tongue.


plaque can build up on your tounge as well


talk to your dentist.
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replied August 10th, 2007
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here is some info on plaque build up in your mouth

and a bit about the build up on your tounge

Wink

http://www.beauty-and-makeup-tips.com/heal thy-teeth.html
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replied August 10th, 2007
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LSwon2001 wrote:
on my tongue..its not that far back, and i can pick it off if i want to. Some of its hard to get off though, but think this isnt the best route.
do you drink enough? often if your body is dehydrated parts of your tongue or the whoe thing will turn white. It can come off though.
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replied August 10th, 2007
~*~Melissa~*~ wrote:
LSwon2001 wrote:
on my tongue..its not that far back, and i can pick it off if i want to. Some of its hard to get off though, but think this isnt the best route.
do you drink enough? often if your body is dehydrated parts of your tongue or the whoe thing will turn white. It can come off though.


yeah i drink enough water. Like i said i dont believe its nothing serious...just curious. I do my regular dental appt. every 6 months so next time im there i will ask them about it whether its still there or not. Funny thing is its only on one side? thanks for all the replies.
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replied August 15th, 2007
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I remember sex ed in jr high saying this could happen it could be a yeast infection in yur mouth. Like if yu gave a gilr oral an she had a yeast infection. try lookin it up
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