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If you observe your tongue closely, you'll notice that it carries signs to warn you about conditions that are brewing in your body. Familiarize yourself with these seven tongue health indicators; do a simple mirror check every morning for advanced warning of diseases and other conditions.

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1. Wrinkles and Aging

Surprising as it may be, your tongue shows signs of aging. If you see wrinkles on your tongue, it's most likely a consequence of the natural aging process. Look for fissures and cracks on its surface that may be susceptible to fungal infections. The signs that indicate clefts in your tongue are infected include pain, a burning sensation or foul odor. This is most common in people with poor oral hygiene or who have poorly fitting dental appliances.

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