Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

green coated tongue

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
32 years experience Dentistry
Brush it: Try brushing your tongue, either with toothpaste or listerine.
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Surface goo.: Coated tongues occur for various reasons, such as fungal growth, heavy bacterial growth or simply deep colored food and drink coloring the surface. It ... Read More
3
3 thanks
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Film on tongue: The normal tongue is generally light pink with visible papillae, which resemble the bristles on your toothbrush. A coated tongue usually has a white ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Food debris: A white coating on your tongue is mainly food and bacterais debris. It is worse in someone with a dry mouth or allergies. You can use a tongue scrap ... Read More
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Bacterial growth: That is a result of reduced salivary production and flow while you sleep, resulting in bacterial growth during sleep. Saliva helps wash away bacteria ... Read More
Dr. Denny Cho
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Poor oral hygiene: The thick white coating could either be plaque (bacteria) or a fungal infection. If it's bacteria, you might want to get a dental check-up to make su ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Candida albicans is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infection ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Wilson
55 years experience Dentistry
Could be nothing: This is a reason for a tongue scraper to take off a normal proliferation of the cells on the top of the tongue.
2
2 thanks
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
Sleep disorder: The coating in the morning can be explained by mouth breathng and the effect of dryness on the tongue. It might be adviseable to see if you have slee ... Read More
1
1 thank
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sure, but...: It would mean the patient caught HIV quite a while ago because it takes time for HIV to damage his immune system to the point of his developing opport ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Thrush: Here it is.
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reflux: One of the most common reasons my patients complain of this symptom is acid reflux. A small bit of acid can come up when you lie flat and it causes sw ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Need a check-up: Could be anemia, could be furry tongue syndrome, could be unusual diet, vitamin deficiency. Go for complete, thorough check-up.
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month