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On cleaning my tongue with a tongue cleaner, white slimy coating comes out. what is that?

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Dr. Amy Halanski
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Oral bacteria: Did you know the human bite is much more dangerous from infection than an animal bite? We have bacteria that live in our mouths (on our tongues, on our teeth, etc). The "white slime" is plaque. Use a Fluoride rinse after brushing; this will help decrease the bacteria amount in your mouth. Brush and floss twice a day, if you can.

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