Interesting Facts About the Tongue
What is White Tongue?
A white tongue occurs when the tongue is covered in a thick white coating or has white coating patches. A person may experience bad breath, a hairy tongue, and irritation. Usually, white tongue is harmless and temporary, but in rare cases it indicates a serious conditions.
What Are the Causes of White Tongue?
A white tongue is usually caused when bacteria, debris (like food and sugar), and dead cells get trapped between the papillae on the surface of your tongue. These string-like papillae then grow, swell and sometimes become inflamed.
What Are the White Tongue Risk Factors?
How Can I Prevent White Tongue?
White Tongue can be unavoidable.
When Should I Call A Professional?
White Tongue is usually harmless and temporary. Depending on symptoms, people suffering with White Tongue often wait to see if it goes away on its own.
If your tongue hurts or itches, it should be looked at. Hurting or itching can indicate a developing health risk like an infection or oral cancer. In severe cases, untreated White Tongue can spread to other areas of the mouth and body.
Who Should I See If I (Or My Child) Have White Tongue?
You can get help from one or more healthcare professionals, including:
CARE AND TREATMENT
WAYS TO DETOX YOUR MOUTH
- Combine two cups of bark and four cups of boiling water.
- Boil for 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool for at least an hour.
- Strain and enjoy small portions throughout the day.