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Why would someone have white spots on their tongue?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the skin issue better or worse?

Is there a problem having white spots on your tongue? My dental hygentiist noticed them last time I was there. I go every 4 months, so they were not present 4 months ago. I did not know they were there & it does not cause pain.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I started using a new toothpaste - On guard-with essential oils such as cloves, cinnamon, wild orange & eucalyptus. Also, eating peppermint drops with essential peppermint oil.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Do you have any images of these white spots?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No, but they are just on the left side.
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

The most common reason to get white spots on the tongue are bacterial growth which is normal since our bacteria have the most amount of bacteria than anywhere else in our bodies and they are necessary for our health. If it was spread out everywhere in the mouth the fungal infection such as thrush would be a possibility but there would also be a lot of discomfort in the mouth in that case.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is there a remedy?
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

No remedy except for taking measures to decrease the bacterial load of your mouth.

You can achieve that with various over the counter products which kill off oral bacteria.

There are herbal remedies such as tea tree tinctures.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Please let me know if I can expand on any of the information I have provided.

I hope I have provided you with a 5-star service.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you.
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

You're welcome.

Glad I was able to help you.

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