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What is this on my tongue?

Anonymous
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It's like a white strip. It won't come off with all the brushing in the world. It's been there a little over a year I think. It doesn't hurt or bother me at all.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM

cancer

PoisonEyeV
by _ on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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White Coating

A tongue that appears to be coated with a white, pasty substance might be alerting you to an infection, or an autoimmune-related inflammatory disease. It also might be caused by thrush, or candidiasis,a sort of yeast-gone-wild bacterial overgrowth that’s easily treated with an anti-fungal medication. Treatment can be as simple as eating yogurt to restore the “good” oral bacteria. More serious is leukoplakia, a pre-cancerous condition that forms white patches in the mouth, often seen in smokers

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:48 AM

bump

LaughCryLive
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM

if it has been there a year get it checked out asap

PoisonEyeV
by _ on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Are you a smoker?

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:50 AM
No. I've never smoked anything


Quoting PoisonEyeV:

Are you a smoker?


PoisonEyeV
by _ on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Your tongue actually says a lot about your overall health and if it's been there for about a YEAR...you should seriously consider getting it checked out. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:51 AM
I'm not going to lie, I often forget about it since it's so painless and I don't really see it unless I look for it.

I've been to the dentist since having it and they never said anything.


Quoting LaughCryLive:

if it has been there a year get it checked out asap


quickbooksworm
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 9:02 AM
I was a dental assistant. That is from your teeth. 95% of the population has that, its a marker that people in dentistry are taught to look for but I don't remember what its called. If I had to guess I'd say that's in the side of your face you sleep on.
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