1. White coating
Call your doctor immediately. Oral thrush, a yeast infection in your mouth, is presented as a white coating. Individuals with weak immune systems are at risk of this or if you smoke, white coating could be a cancer warning sign.
2. Lesions or sores
Stress or cancer could cause sores or lesions on your tongue, so you’d better consult soon to find out. Especially if they last over two weeks.
3. Brown or black coating
For this kind of tongue the poor dental hygiene is usually to blame, but this kind of tongue may also appear in people with diabetes. Chemotherapy patients or those on antibiotics might also get a brown coating. Brush and floss frequently to prevent bacteria growth.
This can be a sign of thyroid disorder. Contact your doctor ASAP!
5. Cracked or Fissured
If you’ve got cracks in your tongue, you might have an autoimmune disorder. Sometimes it’s nothing and just appears when you’re younger. Ask your dentist about fissures if you’re concerned.
6. Red and swollen
Does your tongue look like a slab of beef? This is usually a sign of vitamin deficiencies caused by an imbalanced diet. You might be lacking Vitamin B-12 or folic acid. Eat more leafy greens to get your health back in shape and your tongue looking better.
7. Pink and smooth
And finally, if your tongue is pink and smooth you’re healthy! But, if your tongue is too smooth, you might be vitamin deficient. It should be a bit bumpy.