Here’s What It Means When Your Tongue Turns White

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The last time you took a good look at your tongue was probably after eating a piece of colored hard candy or taking a photo with your tongue out à la 2013 Miley Cyrus. Tongues are kind of weird when you think hard about them; they’re hunks of muscular flesh in the middle of your mouth. In traditional Chinese medicine, how your tongue looks is a pretty big deal, and some doctors say they can diagnose an issue just by looking at the patterns and colors on it. Medical doctors and dentists can also tell a lot about your health by looking at your mouth and tongue (they don’t make you say “ah” for nothing). So, if you notice your tongue is a little white, what does that mean?


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