Geographic tongue is a common condition in which the tongue develops irregular smooth red patches with white lines, giving it an appearance similar to the outline of a map. It may also occur around other areas of the mouth. This condition is a harmless benign condition. While the exact cause remains unknown, medical professionals propose that the condition is a result of inflammation. The structure of the tongue is typically covered with a layer of tiny bumps called papillae.
Although not spoken about often, dental emergencies occur more often than we expect. They can happen at any time of day so it is useful to know what to do in these situations. Dental emergencies can range from sudden toothaches to having a tooth knocked out due to an accident. Knowledge of how to respond can help reduce some of the stress. Most mouth related injuries should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible. The sooner you see a dentist the better, as it could make