Symptoms and Causes of Tongue Discoloration

Is your tongue discoloured? It happens when papillae (the structures that give the tongue its texture) become discoloured. Here are the causes and remedies for tongue discolouration.
Causes of discolouration:
– Fever, dehydration
– Scarlet fever, leukoplakia, and other medical conditions,
– Tobacco use and poor oral hygiene.
See your doctor and dentist to have your tongue and teeth checked.
Remember to brush your tongue daily and rinse after consuming staining foods. Also book appointments at the dentist to have your mouth professionally cleaned.
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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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