A discoloured tongue can appear quite strange and it might have little to do with the condition of your teeth and gums. You might be surprised to learn some of the reasons why this may occur. What are three common causes of a discoloured tongue?
– Chewing tobacco and smoking are known culprits.
– B12 vitamins may be deficient in your diet.
– Poor oral hygiene may also play an important role.
“Tongue discoloration happens when papillae—the structures that give the tongue its texture on the surface—become discoloured.”
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A Cardiff University graduate; Daphne has practiced all over the UK treating patients from diverse backgrounds. She spent a year in Northern Ireland before returning to London where she has worked in a range of different practices. She aims to deliver superior care and is currently undergoing postgraduate courses in Endodontics, Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry. As a former Gallions Reach patient, Daphne can relate to your needs and help you reach your dental goals. Next year, as part of the ‘Dent Aid’ programme, she will be administering emergency and vital dental treatment to underprivileged communities in Morocco. Outside of work Daphne enjoys reading and baking for her family.