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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Why does my baby have blue stain on tongue?

12/11/2008

Question:

Why does my baby have blue stain on back on tongue?

Answer:

Depending on the shade of color and how deep it appears to be, there are several possibilities for your baby's blue tongue. Rather than trying to guess those things, however, I recommend that you have your baby examined by a pediatric dentist for a better idea of what may be causing this "stain" and what, if anything, might need to be done next. Good luck!

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Response by:

John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University