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Does alcohol cause your tongue to turn white?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Food debris

Typically it is food and bacterial debris that builds up on your tongue surface.
Try cleaning your tongue with either a toothbrush or a tongue scraper. A heavy cottage cheese like coating could be a thrush infection and you need to see your dentist for this.

In brief: Food debris

Typically it is food and bacterial debris that builds up on your tongue surface.
Try cleaning your tongue with either a toothbrush or a tongue scraper. A heavy cottage cheese like coating could be a thrush infection and you need to see your dentist for this.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: White tongue

Drinking or gargling? Either way, alcohol can dehydrate your mouth and help promote the formation of white or other color tongue coatings.
Having said that, alcohol is a potential carcinogen and best to avoid in rinses or heavy drinking. There are additional causes of tongue coatings as well. See a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and oral hygiene advice.

In brief: White tongue

Drinking or gargling? Either way, alcohol can dehydrate your mouth and help promote the formation of white or other color tongue coatings.
Having said that, alcohol is a potential carcinogen and best to avoid in rinses or heavy drinking. There are additional causes of tongue coatings as well. See a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and oral hygiene advice.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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