Last Modified on Jul 22, 2014
Natural Cures for White Tongue
Our readers have reported many natural home remedies for getting rid of a white tongue. The top three are salt, glycerin and acidophilus. However, organic apple cider vinegar has also been successful, as well as dietary changes. If the white tongue comes back, that means that the underlying cause still needs to be identified and dealt with.
Mix some salt with water to use as a mouthwash, brush your teeth with the salt or brush your tongue (gently) with the salt. Earth Clinic readers have made this is our No. 1 cure for white tongue. Cheap, safe and effective.
Many glycerin users reported almost instant improvement. They used vegetable glycerin and lightly brushed their tongues with it. Some also reported whiter teeth!
A liquid was said to work the best because it coated the tongue. Probiotics are very helpful for general overall health and certainly worth taking. There's a good chance that the white tongue problem will be cured.
However, if the underlying condition is a stubborn candida infection and the white tongue comes back when treatment is suspended, the candida needs to be addressed more directly. One effective method is colloidal silver swished around the mouth.
There are a number of safe, effective home remedies for treating a white tongue and once again having a healthy, pink tongue. Bad breath problems will probably be taken care of at the same time. Just remember that there could be a number of causes for the condition, so if one treatment doesn't work, try something else.
Cure that white coating on your tongue naturally! Your tongue is probably telling you that you have a candida infection (although it could mean something else). Learn how natural cures can solve your white tongue symptoms. That hairy white coating on your tongue is unpleasant, can give you bad breath and can even make food taste differently. The most important thing to know is that the white coating is a symptom of significant holistic health issues.
What Causes That White Tongue?
- A candida infection, or thrush, is the most likely cause. This is a fungal infection.
- Mild dehydration can lead to an excess of bacteria and dead cells on the tongue.
- Chronic inflammation or infection can reveal their presence with a white tongue.
- Smoking can cause both a white tongue and bad breath.
- Persistent white patches can be a sign of leukoplakia, or precancerous lesions. Have this checked out by a doctor.
Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Activated Charcoal
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Chinese Medicine Diagnosis of the Tongue
- Dietary Suggestions
- Eliminate Dairy
- Fermented Foods
- General Feedback
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Sea Salt
- Lie Bumps
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Peppermint Oil
- Red Wine
- Remedies Needed
- Toothpaste Without Chemicals
- White Tongue Remedies
[YEA] 03/28/2014: Magnus from Ca: "I suffered from very bad halitosis for 10+ years. I could clear a small room 30 minutes after brushing my teeth. I would get a metallic taste in my mouth, and white tongue coating. I went to several doctors and dentists, ENT's, but they couldn't help.
I started searching on the internet and after years of trial and error, I found a process that keeps it at bay, and ironically I live a much healthier and happier lifestyle now because of my bad breath.
I found out it was candida that was causing the halitosis and I read up on that. There is a ton of info online about the candida diet that I wont go into here. Some people go hard core into it but I made a few changes in my diet and am also aware of things that can cause a candida outbreak. In general I stay away from sugars, alcohol, cigarettes and vinegar.
Now for the products I use. I found that toothpaste that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) works best because it does not dry my mouth. Also I stay away from alcohol based mouth washes for the same reason.
I carry a travel toothbrush (the ones that fold) and a small tube of toothpaste if I go out at night. I have one in my car and at the office, and I brush after every meal.
I use a sugar free xylitol gum after I brush my teeth to bring some moisture back into my mouth. Xylitol also makes it difficult for the candida to stick to surfaces of your mouth.
This was my system for several years and it was fairly effective but I still knew I had bad breath several times a day and had to go to the bathroom and brush my teeth, then chew xylitol gum. Even then, sometimes it would come right back, requiring 5 or more trips to the bathroom during an evening out and not feeling "kissably confident".
What really brought my confidence back was Acidophilus. At first I took pills, and they helped but the most effective product I have found is a liquid Acidophilus probitic. I think it is because it coats my tongue, and throat. It really, really helps. Probably more than anything else, but its not a cure and won't do it alone.
So now after each meal, I brush my teeth with SLS free toothpaste, use alcohol free mouth wash, then swish 2 table spoons of acidophilus yogurt in my mouth and swallow. If my mouth gets dry I use xylitol gum. I stay away from sugars, alcohol, vinegar and cigarettes, and after 10 years of embarrassment, trial and error I finally have my bad breath under control.
If I don't do the above it comes right back, but my lifestyle is much healthier, and my confidence is SO much higher! It took me many years to refine this system, I can only hope it helps someone else with this dreadful problem."Replies
03/28/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hello Magnus,
Re tongue coating and metallic taste;
Glad the situation is under control but to know just how much under control you might want to experiment. When you find yourself with a free weekend where you are pretty much by yourself, suspend your normal preventative formula. If the white coating and metallic taste come back quickly then the underlying cause is still very much present. Clearly, an infection is at work; likely as you said...fungus, but may be combined with a virus and/or bacteria. I've found that if I take two tablespoons of Colloidal Silver and hold in mouth allowing it to swish back into throat and barely "drain" down back of tongue, that all candida is eliminated and breath issues are resolved so long as regular hygiene is practiced. I use the CS to insure underlying oral hygiene four or five times weekly. After holding the CS in mouth for a full minute (swishing around) then spit out. Usually then I drink the same amount to kill viruses in the body. I used to have a white coating issue (never the metallic you spoke of) and after I started the CS "mouth wash" the problem was quickly eliminated."
[YEA] 05/15/2013: Claire from Boston, Ma: "Acidophilus helped me cure a white tongue. It took about a month of taking a high count of acidophilus first thing in the morning and last thing at night before I saw results. What makes it come back: Dairy! Hydrogen peroxide helps clear the tongue, but probiotics and diet changes necessary."Replies
04/14/2014: Earl James from Dubai Uae replies: "Hi, I also have a white problem in my tongue and I really hate it. I just read that you are using Acidophilus. Can you pls. help me- what is the proper way to use this medicine? Do I need to gargle or do I need to swallow it? thanks .."
04/15/2014: 1947hoppy from Winamac, In Usa replies: "It is my understanding that "white tongue", also referred to as Thrush, is a sign of candida yeast. Acidophilus can be used to treat it, and is found in most any decent yogurt that's available. Just read the label. The acidophilus will also help keep your digestive system functioning properly. If this doesn't work, I might suggest doing a little internet research on the use of "grapefruit seed extract" to eliminate thrush, or any other yeast infections. Just make sure to do the research before using. It's amazing stuff when used properly. It can be purchased at many health food stores in the US and also online."
05/08/2013: Vboot from Mesquite, Texas: "Please help. I have had white tongue and bad breath for ever. I have visited severeal dentist, but no help. Some blog are talking about using acidophilus, please tell me which one to buy."Replies
05/09/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "Coconut oil... Brush teeth with it plus a little baking soda added.... Eat it in diet or just put a blob in your mouth before bed... and spit in trash in morning.... whitens teeth/ sweetens breath/ kill bacteria/ and makes tongue healthy shade of red"
01/28/2014: Davae from La replies: "Detox go on anti-candida diet better yet consider a serious detox by green juicing go on the Gerson Diet and get colonics . Also get checked for hidden cavities or infections in the mouth or throat . Take mega probiotics to get the right flora growing, drink lots of water and get on clean vegetarian diet for while and see how you feel."
[YEA] 08/21/2009: Fred from San Diego, California: "Remedy: Probiotics
I had a white coating on my tongue for a long time. The salt remedy didn't work for me (it made the coating orange). After doing research on the web I tried this, and it worked in ONE DAY:
I took a large spoon and filled it half full of water. I opened one of my probiotics (commonly called "acidophilus") capsules, and poured a small amount of the powder into the water. I used very little, only about half the size of a pencil eraser. I rocked the spoon back and forth to get all of the powder wet. After brushing my teeth and right before going to bed, I swallowed the contents of the spoon. That's it!
The next day my tongue coating was better, and doing it a few more nights made an incredible difference. You don't have to wait weeks or months to see if this works for you. I didn't scrape my tongue or do anything else special, though I do think that limiting your sugar intake is beneficial.
My probiotics have two bacterial strains: L acidophilus and B. lactis (also known as B. infantis), and it is quite concentrated at 15 billion organisms per capsule. I'm guessing that any good probiotic would work, but have only tried mine."
[YEA] 04/01/2011: Noodles from Houston, Tx replies: "I figured out the cure. I had years of white tongue that reeked out bad breath within 10 or 15 min of me brushing my teeth. No kidding. Now I have a semi pink tongue with only two days of me brushing with "the cure" ..........."
[YEA] 05/10/2011: Drr from Fort Washington, Pa replies: "It worked amazingly well. After trying many things including Apple Cider Vinegar, I saw a huge improvement after one time with the acidophilus. I have not been on antibiotics in years, but it still worked. Well worth a try."
06/01/2011: Samson from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia replies: "Question: The original post from Fred said to swallow the acidophilus mix, however Noodles said he was "brushing with "the cure"".
Are we supposed to do the Fred or Noodles technique?"
12/06/2011: Cherryxtc from Queens, Ny replies: "I've had a white tongue coating for a few years now. I started taking acidophilus capsules, twice daily which improved my tongue immensely. Then I added Dr Whitakers Ear, Nose and Throat Defense which is a probiotic lozenge and my tongue coating was in check all day. It bothered me that my tongue would return to white again so I started taking a tbsp. of coconut oil a day. The coconut oil kills the fungus in your body. Since starting the coconut oil my tongue is almost ALWAYS pink. And I no longer have to brush and scrape my tongue all day. I hope you find something that works for you."
12/13/2011: Duc from La, Ca, Usa replies: "Can we get these capsules over the counter at a drug store?"
01/13/2012: Sonicboom from Irving, Tx replies: "Have you ever noticed that when you speak to someone having bad breath, you will start having the same breath. It may sound strange but I found it in so many cases to be true. Then some research I could only found that people tend to close their mouth and reduce the air intake via mouth and generates less or no saliva. Saliva has the duty of keeping your mouth and tongue clean and so less saliva will aid dead/live bacteria and food particle buildup on the rear tongue. This all happens so fast (5 to 10 mins) that the person with the halitosis can suddenly notice the bad breath when the other person speaks. This is just that I noticed in few week's time. Try out keep breathing through mouth and keep mouth, lips and tongue wet with saliva. Try and tell us if it works ..."
02/07/2012: Hopel3ss` from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "Acidophilus worked for one day. Glycerin worked for one hour. I am getting fed up of this someone please help!"
[YEA] 04/09/2012: anon from Bronx, Ny replies: "This did it for me! I have had a white tongue basically my whole life. Nothing helped. After reading this, I went to a natural foods store and bought the most probiotic-filled probiotic I could find. I checked every label and got one with the most variety of probiotics (I can post the exact label and content if someone needs). It was in the refridgerated section, and came as a powder. I'm not going to lie, it was a lot more money than I felt like spending! You can just take the powder straight, or mix with water or juice. It tastes kind of like graham crackers. After the first day, I didn't see a difference, and was a little discouraged. But after maybe 4 days, while brushing, I realized that my tongue was a beautiful, healthy red-pink! It's been like that ever since. It's so frustrating having a white tongue when you know you're healthy and hygenic. I think it's just caused by a natural imbalance of oral flora, and the probiotic stabilizes the environment. I highly recommend this solution! And thank you to the OP!"
[YEA] 04/28/2012: Oleo from Orlando, Florida replies: "After using so many over the counter products and prescribed Rx's, finally I am feeling content.. After using acidophilus for two days I have noticed a great improvement in my tongue. It is worth to mention that I also feel a better taste in my mouth. Am considering taking a daily dose for at least a month and then see if I have a recurrent episode."
05/24/2012: Jane from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "Yes - the acidophilus is working well for me, too.
One important caveat, however:
The key (for me, at least) is to use the "deep down" version of acidophilus, known as "pearls, " which are coated, so that they are not destroyed during the digestion process (by stomach acids, etc. ). This way, they can really do the work they need to do much deeper down in the "gut" area of your system.
Please note: There are a few different brands of probiotics that have this kind of special protective coating, not just the ones known commercially as "pearls, " though these happen to be the ones I have been using, mainly because they were the ones available at my local store (and also because they do not require refrigeration, so you can travel easily with them). I will probably keep exploring all different brand options among these coated varieties of probiotics to see which ones I ultimately like best."
07/20/2012: Healther from Ny replies: "Can you please tell me what is the cure? I have white tongue and need help in getting rid of it. Thank you."
07/27/2012: Maz from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia replies: "To get rid of candida which is the common cause of bad breath and acne, it is recommended to take oregano oil for two to three weeks. Take a break for two weeks and then take olive leaf extract for two week. Take a break for two weeks and so on. Do that for a period of no longer than eight weeks in total. Olive leaf and oil of oregano which is available on Amazon.com. Candigest is a powerful supplement which digests the cellulose (of which candida is largely composed) and kills the yeast. You are also suggested to take Candigest for a period of 30-60 days."
08/12/2012: Gabesgrammie from Veneta, Or USA replies: "To: Maz from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Can you be more specific regarding the amounts to take for your remedy? I have the oregano and olive leaf, but I need to know how much and when (once a day, twice, etc) I am interested to know if this will help. I don't plan to take the candigest, but feel that using nature's own I night be just as successful. miraclecows1(AT)msn.com"
09/15/2012: Hopefully from Memphis, Tn replies: "@anon from Bronx, Ny- Can you please share the exact name of the product you purchased and used? Many thanks in advance for your response."
[YEA] 10/09/2012: David from Boston, Ma replies: "Fantastic overnight results by using a small amount of probiotic dissolved in a spoonful of water and flooded over the tongue. I've been taking probiotics regularly with no effect, but this method introduces the probiotic strains in mouth, tongue and throat, instead of down in the gut.
The Cure: Brush teeth. Open a high-potency probiotic capsule. Dump a small amount (about 1/4 the contents) into a tablespoon of water and stir to dissolve. Reseal the capsule and swallow it as normal. Now take the tblspoon of dissolved probiotic and let it flood over your tongue and down your throat. Swallow. Go to bed. Observe pink tongue in morning.
I have no idea as yet whether this will have a lasting effect -- but I'll gladly do this daily if needed. This is the first time in a very long while that I have not had a white tongue without vigorous brushing, scraping and gagging... and THAT method was never more than partially successful.
High potency Probiotics are usually found in a refrigerator case in pharmacy or healthfood store (e. g. Wholefoods)."
[YEA] 11/04/2012: Michelle from Washington, Dc replies: "Acidophlus (probiotics) works but it has to be the right kind. I tried salt and glycerin which worked only temporarily. I'm also taking oil of oregano, so it might be helping probiotics to remove the white coating..."
[YEA] 12/22/2012: Jon Jon from New York, Ny replies: "Wow!!! This worked instantly. I feel better too. I had a nasty white film on my tongue for weeks. I tried the peroxide for 2 weeks to no avail. I bought some acidophilus for 10 bucks at the drug store and followed the instructions. BOOM Gone! Thanks!"
[YEA] 04/30/2013: Sonya from Pittsburgh, Pa replies: "I followed the advice of David from Boston and it is truly working alongside with I began oil pulling twice a day as well as brushing my teeth with baking soda, sea salt and peroxide. The change happened over nite once I used the probiotic exactly how he explains it. THANKS A MILLION, DAVID!!!!!!"
05/10/2013: China from Toledo replies: "Thanks to all the responses, I have battled this problem seven years which caused me to isolate myself from people because of the bad smell of the white coating. I am convinced that probiotic tx will work and on my way to buy it now. Will let you know how I'm doing. Maybe my confidence will come back to talk face to face again!!!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 03/26/2014: Maybloom from Melbourne,australia replies: "After reading all the reply about "acidophilus" I bought one and used it like you mention. It's been 4 days since and my coated-white tongue get worse! What do I do?"
03/26/2014: Mike62 from Denver replies: "Maybloom: Live active bakers yeast has cured many people. The good yeasts replace the bad yeasts. Yeast over growth is caused by eating high fat high carb. Eat either raw organic high carb low fat or raw grass fed high fat low carb."
[YEA] 05/09/2006: DS from NYC: "A great remedy I just discovered by accident to take away the white coating on your tongue is powdered charcoal. I was taking this at night to cleanse my digestive system and discovered the next morning that my tongue had no coating on it! Amazing!"Replies
05/22/2009: Jack from NYC, New York replies: "How do you do with charcoal. Can you please tell more detail or procedure how to use."
07/08/2014: Carmel from England replies: "Find these posts really interesting. I have an ongoing issue with stomach which I am waiting to be seen by a consultant for. Either gastritis, ulcer or whatever. But I noticed that when I took some antibiotics my carpet coated tongue disappeared for a few days and then a week later it was worse than ever.
So it must be to do with the balance of the flora. Having read these posts I have brushed the contents of a biotic capsule on my yellow very carpety tongue and am keeping my fingers crossed and wonder if there is a connection between the tongue and how my stomach plays up."
03/18/2012: Anon from Toronto, Canada: "Re: White Tongue... I am currently going to an ayurvedic practioner. You might wish to check out "removing Ama" from the system. This is the white stuff on your tongue that is caused by indigestion and the toxin forms. I think the ACV will help with the clearing of this toxin and help digestion too. I took 2 tbs today and so far no itching and that is good news! good luck to everyone!"
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 08/18/2008: Liza from Manila, Philippines: "I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar plus Baking Soda for 2 weeks now for my LPR [Laryngopharyngeal Reflux]. I noticed that the 'mucus' on my throat is gone but i have white tongue. How will I get rid of this? And I still have halitosis. I need some help. Thanks."
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09/08/2010: Canuckboy from Calgary, Alberta replies: "My recipe for a nice pink tongue is as follows:
* Apple Cider Vinegar: Drink 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of ACV in a glass of water, preferably 3 times a day. *Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS): 3 drops of MMS plus 15 drops of ACV wait 3 mins add a bit of water and gargle, squish around for 30 to 60 secs and spit out. * Iodine: use Kelp in cooking as a spice - makes my mouth moist and clean. Or, drink a drop of Lugol's solution in a glass of water. * Tongue scraper"
07/31/2013: Helene from Darien Il replies: "Dear Earth Clinic staff, I have the white coating on my tongue and I read a post from someone using it. What is the recipe for Apple cider vinegar, baking soda and lemon? Helene"
12/12/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa: "Hi Everyone, I just wanted to post another interesting interview with Dr. Victor Zeines who is a dentist who actually left the profession dismayed by the standard methods of dental practice. During that interim he left, became a psychotherapist and was led on a path to learn all sorts of information on alternative tooth care. Re- invigorated with this knowledge, he returned to dentistry to serve his patients with herbs, nutrition, vitamins, etc. And their teeth thrived. He also speaks on the coating of the tongue, the various colors, the thickness, the state of the tongue which is all information he learned from studying Chinese medicine. The tongue is extremely important in diagnosing one's health in Chinese medicine and can help indicate where problems may lie within your body. I do hope you take the opportunity to hear what he has to say:
Best of health and holidays to everyone! Lisa"Replies
03/17/2013: Andrea from Glendale, Ca replies: "Thank you SO much for this! And, kudos to the Doctor!! I wish more MDs would follow suit!"
07/22/2009: Kevin from Vancouver, BC: "I am an acupunturist. Usually a white tongue or coating mean cold is inside.
Yellow means heat is inside. I know these terms seem a bit out there but using the idea of yin and yang is or cold and hot is more sophisticated than trying to figure out a single cause when the body is an orchestra or functions.
So for a white toungue one would suggest Hot or warming food. For example ginger or cinnamon or cayenne. I would also suggests other tonic herbs like ginseng but only if there is not thick coating. A thick coating means excess or too much and so to build that would make it worse. You need to decrease the thickness. This is done by taking herbs that help to clear dampness usually bitter ones or astringent like orange peel for example.
There is a whole study of toungue coating and colour out there that is foundational to chinese diagnosis. Your toungue is a great indicator of health.
So to recap white toungue means cold so get warm and the toungue will change. Literally and with warming food. DO not eat ice cream or drink cold drinks with a cold tongue."
03/22/2010: Laurie from Belleville, Ont, Canada replies: "Hello Kevin, You stated that "Yellow means heat is inside "but didn't say how to treat this. I've only recently come up with a yellowish tongue and would like to get rid of it... any ideas?"
11/30/2010: Jojo from Brookyn, Ny replies: "With the orange peel are you suppose to chew it or drink it as hot tea?"
11/30/2010: Diane from Berkeley, Ca replies: "It is dried, and used in soups or teas."
03/02/2011: David from Adealide, Australia replies: "From my research white or yellow or dirty tongue indicates a heavy bacterial issue. Those with this issue usually have it persitently along with bad breath. I have suffered from this all my life. I have just had a deviated septum repair. I was hoping it may relieve my symptoms. But I now have the flu which make the tongue condition worse. Many old remedies dont kill the bacteria. Normal toothpaste also. My conclusion?The sinus's and or nasal cavity in these people are slightly defective. Advances in knowledge may find the problems in the future. I know people who dont practice oral hygiene at all and never have bad breath and always have a nice healthy tongue colour. Im going to try Thera Breath toothpaste and oxyd-8 to complete my research. they show good reviews but I am always sceptical.Cheers"
[YEA] 12/28/2008: Suzanne from Abbotsford, BC, Canada: "I had a white coating on my tongue for many years and would just brush it when I brushed my teeth. Didn't seem all that bad. However, when I went on an anti-Candida diet (i.e. no sugar), I noticed one day that my tongue wasn't white anymore. Honey and fruit seems to be ok, though, because I have had those regularly after the appropriate time on the diet. I'm guessing that it is related to systemic yeast infection, which I have had for some time."
[YEA] 01/21/2013: Keith from Boulder, Co: "For years I stuggled with white tongue. I tried so many different therapies from this site and others with marginal effect. It appears I found the problem for me... An allergy to dairy. After about a month avoiding dairy I have a healthy pink tongue, no more phlegm in my throat, and a happy outlook. I don't know if this will help anyone, but hopefully it will... there may be nothing that you can put in your body to cure your white tongue, but maybe there's something you can stop putting in your body that will help."
[YEA] 04/10/2013: Michael from Chicago, Illinois: "Eating saurkraut (and kimchee) regularly has cleared up my thrush and dry mouth. Start out taking just a little bit and go up to a few tablespoons with each meal. You will see the white coating leaving your mouth right away!"
04/10/2009: Lisa from Grand Rapids, Michigan: "White tongue coating. READ THIS............
Getting to the source of the problem. There may be many reasons that we have a white tongue, but there could be something that many of us have in common that we are eating, chemical exposure, dehydration, medication, etc.
Please note: Be careful with cleaning your tongue as some people develop constant tongue burning that does not go away.
Let's answer these questions so that we may see if we are doing something in common that is contributing to a white tonuge coating. Please feel free to add questions that you feel may have contributed to your white tongue coating. Try to think of something new that you did, something you ate, something you may have been exposed to, new medications, that you changed before you started getting a white tongue coating.
Please do not use any brand names as we are not allowed to use them on this site.
I included my answers.
1. Do you drink at least 8 glasses of filtered or bottled water each day? (8 ounces of water for a total of 64 ounces of water each day.) No
2. If not how many ounces do you drink? 30-50 ounces a day.
3. Do you have any digestive problems? (Stomach hurts, stomach uncomfortable at times, stomach enlarged, constipation, or diarrhea, etc.) Yes, stomach uncomfortable at times.
4. Are you taking any medications? Yes
5. If yes, what is it for? (Females include birth control pills.) Birth control pills.
6. Have you taken any antiyeast medications? Yes.
7. Do you drink alcohol? No.
8. Do you smoke? No.
9. Do you have any animals? If so what are they? Yes, 1 cat.
10. Have you been scratched or bitten by an animal? Scratched by cat.
11. Do you use or are you exposed to chemical cleaners? Such as bleach, counter cleaners, etc. Yes, bleach, toilet cleaner, and table cleaner.
12. Do you use air freshener in your home? Are you exposed to air freshener at work or at friend or relative's home? Yes, automatic air freshener in my home.
13. Do you wash your toothbrush? I do now. I wash it in dish soap and rinse well.
14. Do you soak your toothbrush in salt? Yes, I do now. (Occasionally)
15. Do you brush your teeth daily? Yes, sometimes 2x a day.
16. Do you floss daily? Yes.
17. What new foods did you start eating that you didn't eat before? Yogurt, salmon.
18. Anything else that you can think of? Not at this time."
09/26/2010: Mr.whitey from North Canton, Ohio replies: "I had just read about medacation contributing to the "white coating" and was wondering if a. D. D. Medication, or reactive airways medication is contributing to my white tounge btw ive never smoked chewed or drank my stomach also hurts often I own 1 cat also I brush twice a day... So wut am I doing to cause the white coating? one more thing if I may add a question... Have you ever used chewing tobacco? no but it can lead to many tounge problems"
[YEA] 04/02/2012: Angie from Atlanta, Ga: "Thanks all for the Glycerin tip. I'm a few minutes from applying glycerin to my tongue and it worked instantly! I applied a few drops on my soft bristle toothpaste and watched the whiteness go away. I will keep you posted in a day or two to update my status. My breathe smells a lot fresher now that the white coloring is gone:-)
I strongly recommend this as option 1."Replies
[YEA] 05/04/2012: Charlie from New York replies: "Yea Thank G-D for this site!!! I have now put some Glycerin (Vegetable Glycerin) on my toothbrush & the white coating went away instantly! The dry mouth sensation is lessening also - AMAZING!!!"
09/02/2012: Carly from Toronto, Ontario Canada replies: "So to be clear, you brush your tongue with glycerin? Also, do you rise your mouth afterwards or no?"
09/02/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Carly, I personally would not use glycerin in my mouth. I suppose if you want to use it for your tongue, keep it isolated to that only and then rinse. When I was doing research on natural care for the teeth and re-mineralizing tooth enamel, it was emphasized not to use glycerin which is in almost all toothpaste. What it does is coat the teeth and the saliva cannot reach them to re-mineralize and heal the teeth. Anyway, just a thought, Lisa"
[YEA] 12/05/2011: Ann from Basalt, Colorado: "Got my USP Glycerin today, used it on my tongue 3 times before 10 PM, and no more white tongue. Now we'll see how long it lasts. Glycerin tastes good, and I swallow it. Tried the hydrogen peroxide and it did not work - also made my tongue sore."Replies
[YEA] 12/11/2011: Mark from Denver, Colorado replies: "I used vegatable glycerin for 3 days and my tongue is completely healed. It was a mess with a heavy white coating. I saw immediate improvement using the glycerin. Just put a few drops on your tooth brush and softly brush your tongue. It tastes great."
03/03/2012: D.sardone from Nyc , Ny replies: "I found USP glycerin at CVS in the make up aisle. Is that safe to use internally or should use vegetable glycerin?"
[YEA] 03/27/2012: Alva from Nashua, Nh Usa replies: "Wow I just tried glycerin after I saw this thread & it works instantly. I will post back in another couple days see if it comes back. Thank you so much everyone!"
07/06/2014: Kelly from Washington replies: "I'm curious if any of you have had permanent results from glycerin? It's after all just treating the coating on the tongue, and not getting to the causes of the coating (which may include infections, poor digestion, stress, poor diet, etc.) ???"