Why is my tongue white?

Why is my tongue white?

Debris, bacteria and dead cells getting lodged between the enlarged and sometimes inflamed papillae.

Can be caused by:
• Poor oral hygiene
• Dry mouth
• Dehydration
• Smoking or other tobacco
• Excessive alcohol use
• Mouth breathing
• Low roughage diet (eating mostly soft or mashed foods
Can also be caused by oral thrush, lichen plants, cancer, autoimmune diseases
If you’re unsure of the cause make an appointment to have your tongue assessed and make a plan to help.

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