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What causes white tongue?

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Dr. Scott Hackett
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many things

Many things can contribute to a white coating on the tongue.
We frequently see this with nasal conditions that cause one to breath through the mouth. Other common causes include thrush and geographic tongue. Consider using a tongue scraper to remove the coating. You should see you doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

In brief: Many things

Many things can contribute to a white coating on the tongue.
We frequently see this with nasal conditions that cause one to breath through the mouth. Other common causes include thrush and geographic tongue. Consider using a tongue scraper to remove the coating. You should see you doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Scott Hackett
Dr. Scott Hackett
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Brush your tongue

White tongue can be caused by not brushing your tongue after brushing your teeth.
It can be a proliferation of normal mouth bacteria. Trying brushing tongue as far back on the surface as you can and if after a week of no improvement, see your dentist.

In brief: Brush your tongue

White tongue can be caused by not brushing your tongue after brushing your teeth.
It can be a proliferation of normal mouth bacteria. Trying brushing tongue as far back on the surface as you can and if after a week of no improvement, see your dentist.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dr. Joel Doyon
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In brief: White patch tongue

White tongue could be due to coating on tongue, thrush ( fungal infection ), leukoplakia, certain immune system disorders like lichen planus, and infections .
Examination can guide to get confirmed diagnosis.

In brief: White patch tongue

White tongue could be due to coating on tongue, thrush ( fungal infection ), leukoplakia, certain immune system disorders like lichen planus, and infections .
Examination can guide to get confirmed diagnosis.
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