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There are white marks on my tongue. What could these be. I clean my tongue twice everyday but still I face this problem. Does professional cleaning help in reducing this white marks on tongue. Please suggest me any ways to overcome this problem
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Hello, Whitening of the tongue can occur when there is a buildup or coating of bacteria and debris on the surface of the tongue due to mild dehydration, illness (when there is less use of the tongue for talking or eating), or dryness of the mouth. Certain oral infections, notably Candida yeast infections (known as oral thrush), are characterized by a white tongue. You consult ENT specialist , doctor will examine your tongue.
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