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What your tongue says about your health and why you should be checking it regularly for signs of problems. By examining your skin, throat and yes, your tongue, a trained doctor can assess your overall health.
A healthy tongue should be pink in color with a thin white coating. The shade of pink varies, based on the individual person. A healthy tongue has little bumps or papillae on the sides and top. The papillae give the tongue its characteristic rough texture.
One of the first noticeable symptoms of an unhealthy tongue is a change in color from the normal pink shade.
The different colors can indicate conditions such as:
A dentist can examine your tongue for indications of health issues. They will look at the color as well as the shape. Chinese medicine provides a map of the tongue, where issues correspond with problems to specific organs. The tongue is related to the internal organs and meridians that acupuncture is meant to address.
To learn more about how your tongue may be affecting your health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Abeyta’s in Albuquerque, NM at (505) 293-7611. You will enjoy not only the peaceful and calm environment provided, but also customized care, from ONE doctor, which creates a unique experience for you and your entire family. Part of their commitment includes providing information that helps patients make better-informed decisions about their oral health as well their overall health.