Some of the most basic functions such as tasting food, swallowing and speaking depend on it. Therefore, it' s important to make sure it stays that way in a healthy pink. The appearance of your tongue is a reflection of your internal health. If all goes well inside, your tongue will radiate a natural pink color without any sign of pigmentation.
This article seeks to highlight some of the notable causes of whitish tongue and how to get rid of them at the comfort of your home.
1. Improper hygiene or oral care
Over time, bacteria, fungi, food particles, and dead cells can get caught between the knots of the tongue and become inflamed and lighten the tongue. Dirt and microorganisms easily get stuck in the alcove and become immune to the redness of saliva. This is why it is so important to brush your teeth and tongue regularly.
2. Dry mouth
Dry mouth, usually caused by sleeping with your mouth open or breathing through your mouth, can cause your tongue to turn white.
So, if you sleep with your mouth open, then you better advise yourself because it may be lame of the reasons why your tongue looks whitish often.
If you are not well hydrated, your body will work to retain the fluids it has. Therefore, one of the early signs of dehydration is a decrease in saliva production. Your tongue may feel dry and even swollen and white.
4. Excessive alcohol or tobacco
Excessive use of alcohol, smoking, or tobacco, which can irritate the lining of the mouth and cause the development of thick, persistent, malignant lesions on the gums, floor of the mouth, cheeks, and even the tongue.
A number of diseases, such as syphilis, can manifest as white tongue. This condition must be sent to the hospital for immediate medical attention.
Worry no more about this condition, here are some of the easy and effective ways to get rid of white tongue;
Chew raw garlic regularly
We know that garlic is a frequent cause of bad breath, so don' t expect it to be used to clean the mouth in any way. But it can really help, so don' t be afraid to eat raw garlic- it helps kill bacteria and cleanse your tongue.
Use aloe vera
Aloe vera has anti- inflammatory and healing properties which make it a great white tongue treatment.
To kill germs on the tongue and gums, put one tablespoon of aloe vera juice in your mouth, shake it for a few minutes, and spit it out. Rinse your mouth with warm water.
Use a toothbrush or scrub
Brushing carefully with a toothbrush from bottom to top, from base to tip, manually removes dirt or bacteria that can cause a white tongue. Don' t push too hard, although this works best with a softer approach.
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