Is halitosis due to coated tongue?

Possibly. There are a number of reasons for bad breath- one being a coated tongue, using a tongue scraper or brushing your tongue would help remove the film. Other reasons include what you ate and acid reflux, and the most common gingivitis/periodontitis (gum disease) due to plaque building up under the gums.
Halitosis. Halitosis, bad breath is caused by some of the bacteria that build up in your mouth, including the tongue. Brushing, flossing and tongue cleaning can remove this bacteria. Other causes are smoking, acid reflux, metabolic diseases, and more. Start by seeing a dentist and getting your mouth healthy and if this doesn't help see MD to find other causes.
One reason. Coating on your tongue may indicate several things, like bacterial coating, food coating, allergic reaction to food, tobacco use etc. The easiest way to test it is to use any tongue cleaner and see if this coating can be easily removed, rinse with hydrogen peroxide will help. Accumulation of odor producing bacteria on your tongue will give you bad breath.
It is possible. However, the proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck.
Bad breath. Is also caused by periodontal disease especially when there's already deep pocketing due to bone loss. The pockets doesn't only harbor food debris and bacteria but dead tissue as well caused by the irritation caused by the build -up. Dead and decayed tissue, mixed with bacteria and old food debris is not the best thing to have esp in a social gathering. See your dentist. .
Possibly but... Possibly, but there is a whole host of other causes. Here is a website with a list of causes, both medical and dental to see what might apply to you in order to determine the exact cause and then the appropriate treatment. http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.com/fresh-breath-control.htm.

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White coated tongue with halitosis. Since many months. Tried anti fungal mouth paint, metronidazole. Tongue cleaner use regular unresolved! Please help.?

Possibly probiotics. Sounds like you've addressed the common issues of fungal overgrowth and tongue hygiene. A promising but not well understood area in dentistry is probiotics. Colonizing your mouth with a different flora may help. Do some research and see if a dentist well versed in this area can help. Read more...
Fungal infection . Your child has a yeast/candida issue that must be resolved first. Taking an antibiotic like metro idazole will not do it and i'm fact may get worse since fungus is controlled by the normal flora. Fix this problem through a candida cleansing diet aka low carbs and your symptoms of a white tongue and bad breath will disappear. Read more...

10 month old baby boy has white coated tongue (not spots) and bad breath. From what I read, probably not thrush, what else could it be?

Could Be Thrush. Frequently, thrush has a white coating over the tongue and if you wipe the tongue gently with a gauze, the classic red "spots" will show up. Either way, you need to have your son evaluated to determine what is causing this. Either a dentist or pediatrician can help you. Read more...

What would cause a yellowish coated tongue?

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 infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as steroids. Eating unsweetened yogurt and acidophilus capsules will solve the problem. Rec.: see your dentist if the condition gets painful. Read more...

What is a white coated tongue that is not candida?

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. Read more...
Possibly normal. A generalized white coating of the tongue that is not painful is most commonly referred to coated tongue, a buildup of desquamated epithelial cells, bacteria, and debris. Good hygiene can help reduce it. Other possibilities include hairy tongue, which is a benign hypertrophy of the filiform papillae. Both are nothing to be too concerned about. An evaluation by a dentist will confirm what it is. Read more...
Good hygiene. Brushing your tongue w a very soft toothbrush should be part of your oral hygiene regime, just as is flossing. If this doesn't help, see your dentist! Read more...
Propbably. It is probably plaque and can be removed with a brush or better yet a tongue scrapper. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: coated tongue?

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 occurs on the top of the tongue. Read more...
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 to yellowish covering or thickness to it. It can look like a thin layer of tapioca on the tongue. If you brush your tongue regularly, you will get rid of that thickness and a pink tongue will greet you in the mirror. Read more...

What causes a white coated tongue that is worse in mornings and after eating.

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 sleep apnoea. Read more...

Can hiv symptoms pop up the next day after sexual intercouse like a coated tongue?

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 opportunisitic infections such as oral thrush. Opportunistic infections are infections that happen to weakened patients but typically not to people with a healthy immune system. Whatever happened one day before oral thrush appears should not be the cause. Read more...
Oral manifestations . Studies show there are several oral manifestations of HIV including thrush (fungus) , hairy leukoplakia, herpes , and more. Not the day after but after HIV has affected immunity enough to cause AIDS or immunodeficiency which leads to opportunistic infections. . Read more...

Why do I wake up most mornings with a thick white coated tongue?

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 scraper or a toothbrush to remove it and this should be part of your daily oral hygiene routine. This can be a cause of bad breath. Read more...
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 and it also has an antibacterial component to it, so when there is less saliva, you have more bacteria. This is why it's important to brush and floss your teeth before going to bed to reduce bacteria before sleeping. Read 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 sure there is not a rotten tooth or periodontitis happening in your mouth. Read more...