The tongue is not just a random part of your body. It can tell you about your health from oral cancer, all the way to protein build-up, which can cause you to grow hair on your tongue. Tongues are marvellous, though. They have eight muscles as well that all intertwine with each other. If you’re not sure about something strange on your tongue, then you should give the dentist a visit.
- Your tongue is supposed to be a lovely shade of pink.
- While an overly red tongue can be a symptom of a Kawasaki disease, it’s much more commonly associated with a vitamin deficiency, such as folic acid or B-12.
- If your tongue is very sensitive in one spot or all over, you could have a food allergy or a developing canker sore. Don’t worry about it unless it doesn’t go away for a time.
“Leukoplakia is a condition that can happen if the tongue has been irritated, such as with smoking or tobacco use.”