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These Are The Reasons Behind White Spots On Your Tongue


The doctor first sees your tongue whenever you fall ill because the tongue’s colour can detect many diseases. The function of the tongue is not only to make us feel the taste of food, but it also reveals many things about our health. Although the tongue’s colour is light pink, sometimes white spots are also seen on the tongue.

It is pretty common to see white spots on the tongue, but sometimes it can also be a symptom of some severe disease. White areas are occasionally seen on their tongues for people whose immunity is very weak. Let us know what the causes of white spots on the tongue are?

Dental trauma

If you have sharp teeth and you repeatedly bite your tongue with your teeth, it can cause the tissue to grow a thick protective layer. Usually, these spots do not cause any pain, but if the dental trauma is very intense, then it can also cause ulcers in your mouth.


Treatment – If you are seeing white spots in the tongue due to trauma, it is essential first to fix the injury of the tongue.

First of all, go to the doctor and get your sharp teeth corrected.

Quit your habit of chewing your tongue.


Candidiasis or thrush

It is also called oral candidiasis. It is an infection caused by Candida fungus. This infection can also occur in other body parts, apart from your mouth. Smokers troubled by dry mouth and white spots can also cause this infection. Also, for people whose immunity is very weak, getting this infection is very high in those people. Due to this infection, there can be white spots anywhere on your entire tongue. Significantly, if you have HIV / AIDS or cancer, getting this infection can increase even more.

Apart from white spots on the tongue, these are also some symptoms of oral thrush-

  1. Sore throat
  2. Redness
  3. Loss of taste
  4. Frequent dry mouth

Geographic Tongue

Geographic Tongue is a condition in which tiny grains come out on the sides of your tongue. There is a lot of pain and burning sensation in these grains. Along with this, there are red patches on the tongue, which are seen in the shape of the map. In this condition, the person has to face difficulty in swallowing food.


One reason behind this problem can be a family history. This problem is not dangerous. Many people do not show any signs of geographic tongue. When this problem occurs, there is a feeling of burning after eating something spicy.

Lichen Planus

This is a widespread problem, due to which there is a feeling of swelling and burning in the mouth. The issue of rashes can be faced due to lichen planus on the skin. At the same time, due to this in the mouth, there is burning and pain. Due to the problem of lichen planus, you may get to see white patches like fibres on the tongue and cheeks. This problem is seen in those middle-aged women, whose immunity is weak.

These can also increase the problem of lichen planus:

  1. Medication
  2. Infection
  3. Allergy
  4. Mouth sores
  5. Stress

The problem of lichen planus can happen anywhere inside the mouth like-

  1. Tongue
  2. Inside the cheeks
  3. In the gums
  4. In the upper part of the mouth

Pre-cancer and Cancer

A major cause of white spots on the tongue can be pre-cancer or cancer problems. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer found on the tongue, which can cause white patches on the tongue. Here are its symptoms:

  1. Sores that look like ulcers
  2. Easily bleed from wounds
Ashish Kumar Mishra
Ashish Kumar Mishra
Ashish Kumar Mishra is the Founder and CEO at Spot News 18. He created Spot News 18 on 30 June 2019. His intention to make these News Websites was only to provide correct and official news to his readers. Now, he is working on Spot News 18 to expand his website reach to all parts of the world.

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