under oral health we can say that language is great forgotten,
We worry about the condition and appearance of teeth, gums, but this vascular muscle goes unnoticed.
and in spite of everything important life tasks This happens in the body.
It is necessary for speaking and communication, chewing, swallowing, perceiving taste, cleaning and lubricating the mouth.
In addition to all this, experts from the General Council of Spanish Colleges of Dentists warn that language is one of the organs in which health professionals can work. detect multiple diseases,
What diseases can be detected by the tongue?
dentists explain it presence of tongue a healthy person has clear pink muscle,
but there are a lot of eDiseases that can modify this aspect:
vitamin deficiency, when a patient Vitamin A, B2 and C deficiency often leads to swelling of your tongue.known as glossitis, But not only this, vitamin deficiency, stress or hormonal changes can also cause cracks in the tongue, which is called geographic tongue.
Anemia. Fall in red blood cells or iron deficiency can lead to anemia tongue loses its pink color and present a yellow appearance.
lack of B12 Vitamin, “If the tongue red, swollen, or greasy This could be a symptom of vitamin B12 deficiency, a condition that affects the production of red blood cells and proper functioning of the nervous system, they explain to the council.
Fungal infection. The fungus producer can also infect the tongue. cold sore, it will cause infection presence of a white coating And mucous membranes on that.
liver problems that the skin or eyes acquire a yellow colorJaundice is one of the symptoms of liver disease. Well, in these cases the language can get that tone too.
Autoimmune diseases. Suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus or Behçet’s disease can lead to appearance of ulcers and sores in the tongue.
Cardiac malformations and circulatory problems. tongue gets a purple pigmentation,
Diseases of the digestive system. You may have this problem if you have an ulcer or reflux. tongue turns brown,
bacterial infections. Scarlet fever or syphilis are other infections that can cause changes in the tongue, such as “Strawberry” Appearance or traumatic injury.
excessive use of tobaccoAlcohol, coffee and black tea can cause a condition called “hairy tongue”characterized by black color and the appearance of hair on it, but it disappears when the consumption of these products is stopped.
how to maintain a healthy tongue
so that it ceases to slip out of our mouths Dr. Oscar Castro ReinoThe president of the General Council of Dentists offers some recommendations for keeping the tongue in good condition.
“It is necessary a proper oral hygiene, In addition to brushing teeth, the surface of the tongue should be cleaned To eliminate the bacteria and food residues that accumulate in it. For this, It is recommended to use a tongue scraper Or a special brush for the tongue, which is designed to eliminate bacteria and food residues that accumulate on the tongue.
there is another trick relieve irritation This can range from a broken tooth, crown or ill-fitting prosthesis to abstaining from certain consumption such as alcohol or tobacco.
Similarly, a Balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables This will avoid vitamin deficiencies that have a negative effect on the tongue.
“In conclusion, -says Dr. Castro- Language observation can be a useful supplementary tool In the diagnosis of certain diseases and disorders. In case of any changes or abnormal changes in the tongue, it is recommended to visit a dentist to get adequate diagnosis and treatment.”