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Question: dark spot on childs tongue


 ljolly - Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:20 pm

I was brushing my daughters teeth, she's 1 1/2, and noticed a dark spot on her tongue. What could this be?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:22 pm

User avatar Hi Ljolly,

It's hard to say for sure without seeing the spot but it may simply be an area of increased pigmentation of the tongue-basically a freckle.

If the area gets bigger or is changing in any way I would recommend she have this evaluated. Otherwise, it is probably safe to just have her doctor check it out the next time she is in the office.

Best wishes.

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