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A white, coated tongue is a common condition that is usually not a cause for concern unless it is an underlying sign of a medical condition.

What Causes Coated Or White Tongue?

Coated tongue is usually caused by poor oral hygiene. It occurs when the tiny pink bumps on the surface of the tongue (called papillae) swell up and trap oral debris underneath. Oral debris includes dead cells, bacteria, dirt, and food particles that get trapped and turn your tongue white.

Conditions that can cause coated tongue include:

  • Lack of brushing and flossing
  • Dry mouth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Eating soft foods
  • Irritation from sharp teeth or tongue rings
  • Smoking cigarettes or weed
  • Alcoholism
  • Medical conditions that cause coated tongue include oral thrush, which is a Candida yeast infection in the mouth that is usually associated with HIV/AIDS, diabetes, weak immune system, or iron and vitamin B deficiency.

    Other conditions include:

  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Leukoplakia (white patches that usually benign)
  • Oral lichen planus (immune disorder)
  • Syphilis
  • Geographic tongue (missing patches of papillae)
  • Other factors that cause coated tongue include not brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth, and taking certain medications such as antibiotics.
     

    What Are My Treatment Options for a Coated Tongue?

    Coated tongue usually does not require any treatment. The coating usually clears up on its own.

    If the white patches are caused by a medical condition, they usually clear up after the medical condition is treated by a doctor.
     

    When Should I See a Doctor for Coated Tongue?

  • Your tongue is painful or burning
  • You have open sores in your mouth
  • You have white, cottage cheese-like deposits on your tongue or in your throat
  • You have difficulty swallowing
  • Your tongue is swollen and dry
  • You have fever, weight loss, or skin rash
  • How Can I Prevent Coated Tongue?

    Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent coated or white tongue. Use a soft bristle brush to gently brush your tongue after you brush your teeth. Use fluoride toothpaste and a fluoride mouthwash. Brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and again at night. Floss your teeth after every meal (carry disposable fluoride picks in your purse).

    See your dentist every 6 months for a checkup. Your dentist will assess your tongue to see if you need a special toothpaste or mouthwash.

    Cut out smoking cigarettes and/or marijuana.

    Drink plenty of water -- at least 8 glasses a day. Eat a balanced diet including fresh fruit and vegetables with every meal.

    This has been your Medical Minute.

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    • DaughterOfaQueen

      Yuck mouth?

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      I'm not a fan of the dangling tongue.... ?
      I've been over it since Miley, T Haddish after her, and now this girl. It's not cute.?

    • SweetTEE

      She got that from sucking on that thot husband's of her's penis. That looks like a bacterial issue. Now, I'm forced to believe her hygiene isn't on point if she's ok with this here...

    • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

      germy and disgusting

    • tintin

      Sandra is a comedian. When posts like this is to be educational and all, the shade is so comical

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7b8f6e72ced7fba534f00d661bc88836380332b992f0eb435ea4bfc986cff42b.gif

    • RICHIE_RICH

      Yuck yuck mouth!!!!

    • Django the God
    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      We could have did without this today Sandra geeze

    • TRUTHbeabsolute

      Come on now Sandra!!!! Just a few days ago this young lady (term used loosely) bragged about performing oral sex and how well she does it. We all know why her tongue is coated/white.

    • leapyearpisces

      Look, ion know how many times we gonna go over this. Get a tongue scraper, and scrape your tongue. Spit. Scrape agrain. Spit, and if you REALLY NEED IT...Scrape one more time spit. Then brush your teeth ALL 4 QUADRANTS, THE INSIDE OF THE CHEEKS, AND THE ROOF, AND THE TONGUE...DO THIS TWICE. You will know you have scraped your tongue correctly because you will not have morning anymore EVEN before you brush.
      BONUS: Activated charcoal works very quickly and effectively for whitening teeth. I prefer the actual powder, but some of the already made toothpaste work well too. Of course good old baking soda and hydrogen peroxide will never lead you wrong. Finally, coconut oil pulling is awesome for oral health.

    • the chosen one

      LMFAO.

    • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

      Lmao I love this write up it was informative and made me laugh at the same time

    • leapyearpisces

      I've never seen someone who has taken a picture with their tongue hanging out and it looks clean. NEVER...people just need to retire that, just like the duck lips, and the instathot hoe stance. You know the one where the chicks look pigeon-toed. I DEPLORE that pose.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Oral sex does not make your tongue white. ?

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Some people appreciate the information. ??

    • Readytochokemothernatureout

      I remember my babies getting thrush gosh I don't miss those days. Love your medical and shady minutes

    • Enoughsaid2020

      The shade on this site is real!!!

    • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

      She was pregnant. She probably ate some soft food

    • Alextra Ballard

      You rarely see a man with the danglin tong

    • dontgetblocked

      Don't you have to hold the coconut in your mouth for at least a half hour? I'd accidentally swallow. I'd also suggest getting a waterpik. It will leave your teeth spotless.

    • KB

      Busta Rhymes was in a club recently and was sipping a drink via straw & pinkie up. Lawd, his tongue was white & yellow I threw up in my mouth looking at that ?'s. Plus he was jumping around gut out & lumber crack in view, just throw TF off, SMDH.
      PSA - That ? is disgusting & only God knows what is growing on that tongue, keep your damn mouths closed or brush your teeth & tongue. Nasty yuck mouth mfr's. Nobody wants to see that ? whoever you are.

    • Alextra Ballard

      My nephew loved his pacifier. He kept gettin thrash when he was in daycare. He was on medication for thrash. But it would clear up over the weekend when he's home. Then it would resurface again while in daycare. My sister walked in one day and cawt another child suxin his pacifier. She stopped taking is pacifier to daycare and his thrash miraculously went away

    • Alextra Ballard

      Smh@sippin through a straw,with his pankie extended. Busta ol tied-tong asz. He look nasty....Eeeeyuks! !

    • Alextra Ballard

      Smh@holding cum on yo tong.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      Yuck!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      I'd be afraid something might fly into my mouth! Or, God forbid, somebody might try to touch it.?

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      I only recall seeing the group Kiss doing it (that Gene Simmons had thee longest tongue I've ever seen)! ?

    • pecancandy

      What about Phadra Parks

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

      I've not seen Phae's dangle below her chin, lol

    • leapyearpisces

      And my pappy done spent TOO MUCH MONEY (braces) to keep my disrespectful thick tongue in my mouth, he see my tongue hanging out let that, negro gonna blow a gasket!!! When I was a child, my tongue used to hang out my mouth like Vincent Herberts. He spent a pretty penny for me not to look like Radio.

    • DaughterOfaQueen

      Lol...definitely shady?

    • leapyearpisces

      Imma look on Amazon. I am a fanatic when it comes to oral health.

    • MsPam

      Yes she is, funnier than Kevin Hart for sure. ?

    • ClaireHuxtable

      A gerbil is funnier than Kermit Hart.

    • Readytochokemothernatureout

      Lol I love her for it.

    • Readytochokemothernatureout

      That's the downfall of pacifiers, my son never got it because he wouldn't take one and always had to have Nuk nipples. Should of known he'd be my picky one.

    • CookieMobster

      Meth or Cocaine use also causes this.... A friend told me, in the 90's. ?

    • TRUTHbeabsolute

      Uhhhhh.....STD's might.

    • mona q

      Nah. 20 minutes at least. I just do it first thing in a.m. as I’m getting dressed for work (shower, face, hair, clothes, etc ). Before I know it, 20 minutes has passed.

    • Dahl

      I just loved your liberal use of ?

    • tia

      Wow, "yuck mouth"...i havent heard that since I was a 'lil girl!! LOL!!

    • pure_rachet

      I LOVE MY WATERPIK.

    • KB

      Telling my age....ROFLMAO.

    • SumthinSweeter

      ??

    • http://www.blackartshoppe.com Nyla x BlackArtShoppe.com

      You forgot HIV. It can cause an overgrowth of yeast on the tongue resembling white or pale yellow peach fuzz

    • hottlanta

      Wow sandy those 4am everest commercials r really paying off. U make me proud.

    • tia

      I'm damn near 50..when I was snaggle tooth, my older brothers used to sing "They Call Me Yuck Mouth" song...dont worry we together on this age thing!!LMAO!!

    • Leary (Alearya)

      Jesus Sandra must've been a slow news day cause that girl tongue ain't even white. Damn

    • Alextra Ballard

      I didn't see anything ither

    • Bea Mack,ThaLiteSkinMissCelie

      ?????Damn

    • morenYAHdelsur

      I promise Sandra read those shady comments in another post!!!

      Somebody commented about Azelia Banks reading tf out of Cardi and that white tongue was included ????

      Touché Sandra

    • TheThrowbackBeauty

      Scrape the tongue with a spoon. You’ll be so grossed out but your mouth/breath will never be fresher.

    • leapyearpisces

      Me, and this lil baby been going 22 years strong! This spoon done seen me through some of my college years, my marriage, the birth of my twins, (yep she was in the hospital with me), my lay-off from one job, to the relocation of my current job, through my divorce, through post-divorce relationships, through when the twins hit puberty..you get the point. LOL. I advise tongue scrapers, but if you can find a GOOD spoon, it's IRREPLACEABLE. I plan to keep "my baby" with me FOREVAHHHH (Cardi B voice), because I don't think they make this type of silverware anymore.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/618e957ba1cba220f87233d11c638eb0c34c2c62b68f9f173ee53a51f6bb3cd6.jpg

    • leapyearpisces

      Actually HIV is one of the first things she mentioned. It's in the 2nd. paragraph.

    • RICHIE_RICH

      You don’t see that whiteness towards the tip

    • free

      aids was a bytch in them early days. i had a co-worker who had it and maaannnn, literally the walking dead. i don't know how dude was still standing. this was like 1990.

    • DaughterOfaQueen

      Baking soda too!

    • http://www.blackartshoppe.com Nyla x BlackArtShoppe.com

      Ewww so nasty. And thanks for pointing that out. I don't know how I missed that line in the 2nd paragraph.

    • http://www.blackartshoppe.com Nyla x BlackArtShoppe.com

      I need a link to see this lmao

    • Logan Roberts

      Anyway ?. I didn't know Panera's oatmeal with strawberries, brown sugar & pecans was so delicious. I am pleasantly surprised right now.

    • CocoBabe88

      Gross! It’s like the tongue of a cow in a human mouth. How embarrassing to look back and see yourself like that. I wish the tongue wagging craze would end. Exactly why I can’t stand cardi b.

    • Karen Brady

      Brush your tongue, under your tongue, your roof, your top/bottom gums the inside of your cheeks. Every time you brush. That's all I got. And floss!

    • Guest

      Yup, my daughter got it. She would lose her pacifier in the house or so we thought. We would buy her a new one then she would appear. again with the old one. smh. So gross like where was it???. I weened her off of them eventually.

    • Shamwow

      The picture of Cardi tounge out disgusts me. Lawd please let this post bump down . Please

    • shezurstruly

      You're such a damn bully Sandra!!!! smh...

    • Lovely1

      lol It's safe to say that Sandra hates Cardi B's tongue. Not the first time you've posted her tongue. lolol

    • Quitedeliteful

      Not only has this spoon been with you forever but it's a really good one. You can even hang this on a hook!

    • Quitedeliteful

      For excellent oral care try Uncle Harry's Natural Products. Their products are made with natural ingredients and are good for fresh breath, inflamed gums, mouth sores, remineralizing teeth, etc. Their mouthwash is so strong with real peppermint oil that some folks have to dilute it. These are the best products I have ever tried and they keep me out of the dentist's office.

    • Coco Mcluvin

      I thought I was the only one who didn't care for soft bristled tooth brushes. When you go in the store, that's what's mostly stocked and I take my time, taking everything down until I find at least mild/or medium. And the activated charcoal is really the business.

    • Coco Mcluvin

      Got me sitting at my desk examining my tongue, lol...whew chile! you learn something new everyday!

    • Quitedeliteful

      BLACK??? Thank god they now have medicine to keep this disease under control....

    • Quitedeliteful

      Yep. I know so many people that dropped like flies back then and the suffering was crazy!

    • gail fowler

      Ich finde es unattraktiv, die Zunge herauszuhalten, aber Cardi Bs Zunge ist nicht weiß. Ich habe sie in jedem Video gesehen, das sie macht, aber eine weiße Zunge, die ich nicht gesehen habe. Es gibt viele Bilder von Cardi B mit einer frontalen Sicht auf ihre Zunge, und diese Seitenansicht ist sehr irreführend.

    • Coco Mcluvin

      I swear I just asked my co-worker for a spoon, lololol....this is all news to me. (Before anybody tries it, I do go to the dentist regularly, lol)

    • Coco17

      They have tongue scrapers you can buy at any drug store cvs, etc

    • Sassie

      Although I hate when Cardi sticks out her tongue...it is NOT white.

    • Bonita

      lol She always looks to me like her breath stinks. Yuck mouth!

    • indano

      Thanks 4 sharing.

    • indano

      Oral thrush....

    • Missy

      Their turkey chili soup is very damn tasty too.?

    • bran

      They say his breathe stink though.

    • Coco Mcluvin

      Now I know but I just never heard of this, lol...I was really floored. I read through a couple of amazon reviews. I didn't know that was really an issue for people.

    • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

      I love that powder charcoal for my teeth whitening.

    • INDUSTRY GURU

      Hallo? Where you born is Germany, if so what part. Ive spent some time in Germany.

    • leapyearpisces

      Me too! Its messy, but I like it better than the already made toothpaste. Speaking of activated charcoal. I had my FIRST activated charcoal margarita (yes, it's black) last Saturday.

    • INDUSTRY GURU

      http://bustarhymesgavemeherpes.blogspot.com/?m=1.

      The above Blog is a very personal story from a young lady who who contracted Herpes from Busta.

      Here is an excerpt....

      "Busta has had herpes since '96. well that i know of. i met him at a party and soon we become casual partners. i performed oral sex on him everytime we saw each other. as time progressed i came down with a soar throat. it got so bad that i could barely swallow my food. i went to the free clinic and discovered my lymph nodes had swollen due to herpes. i knew it was from busta. i see that bastard is still spreading the shit to women. he should be in jail. what he is doing is criminal behavior."

    • SingleGalCrazyWorld

      Things that make you go hmmm...LOL I see you Sandra!!!

    • Logan Roberts

      I was just looking at the pic which looked tasty. I must try.

    • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

      These type of utensils are commonly found in the Fiesta grocery stores here in Houston. They also have the pots & pans to match. Very inexpensive as well. I have lots of the pots & pans like this in black (with white spots) and the blue ones (with white spots).

    • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

      I see the white coating all on the top/front of her tongue. It's thicker on the sides of her tongue. Her tongue usually looks fresh pink (clean) but not in this pic. Looks like she needs to scrape it.

    • leapyearpisces

      Cool. I'm making see if that store has a website. I used to have a couple of pots that looked like my spoon.

    • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

      This is an old picture of my baby (he's 13 now..), but he was helping me cook in this pic from many years ago. This is the shade of blue I bought in the cooking spoon and pots. I still have the cooking spoon and all the pots and pans :)

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/067069034d16db916bb533aef8cfc267d77bc1b97e9c4502b977f96095eabf9b.jpg

    • leapyearpisces

      Bwaaaahhhhh. I have turned my car around when leaving outta town to go back and get that spoon!!!! LOL.

    • leapyearpisces

      Folks were LITERALLY dropping off like flies, like for real!!! I know you seen the moviend Gia, and at the end of the movie Merecedes Ruehl who plays her mother says how they had a closed casket because after Gia died, and the hospital people went to pick her up, her DAMN SKIN FELL OFF her body.

    • leapyearpisces

      I just said literally same thing. It was no joke!

    • leapyearpisces

      Cute kid!!! :-). That shade of blue would match with my beach-themed house. What's the name of the brand?

    • Quitedeliteful

      That spoon has magic powers! LOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

    • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

      WHAT!!! I've never heard of that kind of margarita. I'm going to get someone else to ask for it, just in case your lying. That way they'll be embarrassed instead of me ?

    • leapyearpisces
    • Allihave2say

      No thank you. We don't want any.

    • Allihave2say

      Cardi should start with a round of blood tests and a tongue scraper.

    • Coco17

      I was a pre-dental hygiene major in school. Brushing or scraping your tongue should be part of everyone's daily oral hygiene routine real talk.

    • MadGyalGem

      The shade in this post......

    • monique

      Seems like Cardi may have all of those causes; smoking, mouth breathing, not brushing properly, sharp teeth, her teeth are new, maybe she feels she doesn't have to brush as often since they're fake teeth.

    • Quitedeliteful

      Snicker...

    • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

      Nice!!

    • Coco Mcluvin

      Thanks for the info....I knew to brush my tongue but I didn't realize people scrape their tongue. Scraping vs brushing sound like two completely different things and one seems far more harsh than the other.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      That's why I didn't include tongue scrapers in the treatment section. It's too harsh. What if people scrape their tongues too hard? Tongue cancer is on the rise.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      This post was informative to some people who have this condition.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      ??

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Thanks hun.

    • gail fowler

      No I was not but I have friends that live in Germany

    • INDUSTRY GURU

      Ok, I noticed the comment in german. You seem very fluent!

    • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

      Good post.

    • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

      Good post.

    • KB

      Nasty mf'r. I had heard about him in NY spreading that ?late 90's well into 2000. I hope this young lady is getting treatment. I have heard good things about Harvoni if she hasn't tried any other treatments. It's completely cured some people. Its a chance. Thanks for sharing.

    • KB

      I turn 45 tomorrow 10/9. I'm still in disbelief.

    • KB
    • KB

      "They call me yuck mouth cuz I don't brush, how about a little kiss, " - I'm H O L L E R I N G ?.

    • Angelique Wiliams

      Bye shady azz Sandra!

    • Angelique Wiliams

      So true..I'm SMDH because as usual, SR sneaking the shade in to those who are oblivious to her true objective. I opened just to see what type of BS "information" SR was throwing at Cardi this time. #byesandra

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Thanks for reading, hun. ?