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Forum Category: General Dentistry

What a Tongue Tells You about a Patient's Oral Health

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The NEXT DDS

4:50 PM | Oct 08, 2015

An examination of your patient’s tongue provides indications of many different health conditions and infections. A healthy tongue is pink in color and covered with papillae—but white, red or black tongues can be signs of possible serious medical conditions.

White tongue 

If your patient has white patches or white spots on the tongue, this condition can be an indication of oral thrush. (Keep in mind that a w...

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