Red is a powerful color known for boosting power as it can stimulate brain activity. In the fashion industry, red is inherently exciting and draws attention; studies have indicated that men think sex after seeing a woman adorned in the hue. While the color may indeed rev up sexual engines, when it appears on the tongue it can be a complete mood killer.
While tongues can temporarily turn red from food, a tongue that is either a bright or dark red might indicate a vitamin deficiency. The shade can be caused by a lack of Vitamin B3 (niacin), B12 Vitamin or iron (a common cause of anemia).
When people envision the color white purity is the first thing to comes. Doctors, dental hygienists and brides traditionally wear the color associated with the cleanliness of "driven snow." However, if a tongue is coated in white, pureness is the last thing going on.
A white tongue can indicate a bacterial infection, including oral thrush. In this case a tongue will look as if it is wearing a coat of pasty white, that can actually indicate a yeast infection or Candida (a type of fungus).
Regardless of what unusual tongue condition or color present, seeking professional dental care is advised. Dentists are well skilled at diagnosing and treating a variety of oral conditions including those specifically on the tongue. A professional dentist can determine the cause of the condition and implement dental treatments to correct the issue. Individuals who have suffered with their dental problems for too long can count on 1-800-DENTIST to connect them to a skilled dentist in order to address the issue.