3 Colors Your Tongue Should Not Be (Infographic)

Discover when to see your doctor or dentist

Your tongue — and its color — can tell tales about your health.

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Learn which colors signal problems that should be treated versus problems that will go away. Discover the strange things smoking can do to your tongue.

Meanwhile, whenever you brush your teeth, make a habit of inspecting your tongue for discoloration, lumps or soreness.

“Most biting, scalding and canker sore pain will resolve in two weeks,” says Tony Reisman, MD. “If it doesn’t, see your physician.”

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A persistent sore on the tongue — even when painless —- could be precancerous or cancerous and should be evaluated.

3 Colors Your Tongue Should Not Be (Infographic)

3 Colors Your Tongue Should Not Be (Infographic)

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