Plagued with a White Tongue Coating And Bad Breath?
If you have found a white tongue coating then chances are that you and those around you have also noticed a hint of bad breath. When bacteria accumulate on your tongue and you see a white coating then that will produce the bad breath. The good news is that you can actually take control of the situation and get your oral hygiene back to normal by eliminating those bacteria. You may have heard of mouth wash that promises to eliminate bacteria and that are a good start, but the change will take a little more than just mouthwash.
First Things First
Once you have found that you have the white tongue coating and the bad breath you will want to start by getting your tongue back to normal. You can do that by taking more responsibility over your oral hygiene. The point is to not give harmful bacteria a chance to accumulate on your tongue and to accomplish that you need to brush your teeth after every meal if possible, floss, and use a tongue scrapper consistently (recommended at least twice every day). You should also use the mouthwash because they are usually pretty effective at controlling bacteria and therefore bad breath.
Doing those few things will ensure that harmful bacteria cannot get to the levels where it will form that white tongue coating. If you already have the coating you should be rid of it in a couple of days, but you should keep the routine going so that it cannot accumulate again. Keep in mind that no matter what you do, bacteria will keep forming in your mouth so by the time you brush your teeth for a second time in a day your mouth is already home to a lot of bacteria.
If It Is Not Working
You should know that white tongue coating could also be a sign of something else in your body that is wrong. If a week passes and you are not seeing any significant improvement, then you want to talk to your doctor as it may be a sign that your immune system is not working properly, or it is compromised. Hormonal changes could also be a cause for the white coating as well as other ailments which are not serious. If your tongue has white spots or circles it may be a sign of geographic tongue which is not serious at all unless related to another disease.