The Reasons Behind The White Spots On Your Tongue

The Reasons Behind The White Spots On Your Tongue

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White tongue or white patches are due to is the overgrowth and swelling of the papillae on the surface of your tongue. The white coating is caused by debris, bacteria and dead cells getting lodged between the enlarged and sometimes inflamed papillae.

It may Caused due Poor oral hygiene, Dry mouth, Dehydration, Smoking or other oral tobacco use, Alcohol, Mouth breathing, Low roughage diet, fever and more.

White patches or white spots on your may also caused due to certain medications, antibiotics that cause oral yeast infection, Oral thrush, Geographic tongue, Leukoplakia, Oral lichen planus, Mouth cancer, Tongue cancer and
Syphilis.