White Tongue Cure


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Posted by Russ (Wells, ME) on 01/31/2009

that salt trick really worked for my coated tounge I was pleasently surprised at how fast it worked thank you very much!!!

Posted by John (Bayside, NY) on 01/29/2009

It works temporarily but when will the white tongue permanently go away???

Replied by Shaun
(York, UK, England)

John, I have tried all the usual tricks and treatments to cure this and the best I have come up with is to just to simply get a warm face flannel and rub the tongue twice a day. Job done. Of course you can use salt or whatever, but once I had cleaned up any possible candida (with Milk of Magnesia and or borax/bicarbonate), I found it wasn't necessary to use that any more. I know this may sound all to simplistic but I assure you that you will chuckle to yourself when you see the results.

Replied by C
(Ann Anbor, Mi)

How much of the milk of Magnesia did you take per day and how long did it take to clear up? weeks months or years?

Posted by Tracy (Houston, TX) on 01/14/2009

I tried the salt remedy to cure my coated tongue immediately after reading this post and it worked. First I gargle with salt and water, thenn I brushed my tongue with the salt and repeated it three times then amazingly my tongue turned pink and my breath smelled better. I can't believe that what my parents told me a long time ago still works. I poured about a tablespoon of salt and a forth of water for the mix.

Posted by Emma (Melbourne, VIC Australia) on 01/14/2009

Just tried the salt thing on my tongue and it worked! Just used a mouth swab (like a big cotton bud) on it and it all came off! Except that irritating bit at the back, but I can live with that for the time being! Thank you everyone who suggested that little one!

Have had a coated tongue (which goes an attractive shade of brown if I drink too much tea! Lovely) on and off for about a year now-it does get better if I drink more water and don't brush (esp not hard brushing-this can damage your taste buds-not good!). I do think its a dietary think-Dr Gillian McKeith talks about cures for coated tongues in her book "You Are What You Eat"-must dig that out...!

Posted by LB (Buffalo, NY) on 01/03/2009

I'm amazing I found something that works. I've had this white tongue issue for some time now and my girlfriend kept telling me to brush my tongue, which I had always done.. and did not work.

I took a spoon of sea salt, put it on my tongue, held it for a couple of minutes.. did it a couple of times.... then brushed my tongue with a little sea salt.. rinsed a few times in between and after... and my tongue is a little sore, but it's pink again after all this time!

Posted by James Carver (Coquitlam, BCV) on 01/02/2009

White tongue: salt was the best thing i ever tried. i've tried other things but this one simply worked like a charm my tongue feels so good now. thank u everyone.

Posted by Kimberly (Lake Zurich, IL) on 12/30/2008

I have to say, this really does work! I just found this site about 30 minutes ago and tried the salted toothbrush remedy as soon as I read about it(I used sea salt) and no more white tongue! And my mouth feels a lot cleaner! I first used 2 teaspoons of sea salt and rubbed it all over my tongue, I let it sit for as long as I could, about 20 seconds was all I could do. Then I rinsed and gargled with water and spit it all out. I then dipped my toothbrush in a small dish of sea salt and then brushed my tongue. Rinsed and swished with water and then spit it all out. I will try the peroxide rinse tonight and tomorrow to see if it help with my bad breath and report back on the outcome. This is THE best site!!

Posted by Prem (Kuwait) on 12/16/2008

salt cures white tongue imediately -- i used salt as mentioned in this site. i did this 5 minutes ago and now my tongue almost pink, just mixed a few drops of water to 1 tspn of salt and applied on my tongue within a minute i brushed it off with a brush and a little tooth paste and voila! back to cleaner tongue.

Posted by Jennifer (LA, CA) on 12/16/2008

This really works! I did not expect this to work at all. I noticed since I got ill I had really bad coating, dehydration, and worse breath than usual. I am so glad I found this site. I have tried all kinds of over the counter remedies, never worked.

I first gargled with sea salt and water for about five minutes because the coating was quite thick. Then I spit, put sea salt directly on my tongue and tried to leave it on there for at least five minutes coating thoroughly.

I then spit that out and brushed with the leftover remnants of salt, rinsed. Then I did a paste of sea salt, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide and brushed tongue, teeth, roof of mouth and gums.

Lo and Behold! It worked! I've never, ever had a pink tongue and it is pink and I can feel my tastebuds for once! Woo Hoo.

I finished by rinsing with hydrogen peroxide, then flushing mouth out with water. So far so good.

I am also going to try the charcoal to help with digestive tract and the glycerin w/peppermint oil as a way to leave my mouth with a fresh taste after doing the salt/baking soda treatment.

Good luck you guys! This worked for me and I've never ever had a pink, pink tongue. Wow.

Thanks Earthclinic.

Replied by Tami
(RDU, North Carolina)

I would like to say that I too had a white tongue for over 10 years. I hated it and I was unaware that it smelled. I brushed several times a day, flossed twice a day, and used my tongue scraper. When I asked doctors about it they said that it was normal for some people to have a white tongue. Recently I got fed up with it and the only tongue a person should settle for is a PINK tongue. I read a post here and I tried sea salt on my tongue for 5 mins and then used my tongue scraper... I actually saw some pick coming through. Then I tried 1 part sea salt, 1 part hydrogen peroxide, 1 part glycerin, and 1 part water and used my tongue brush with this solution until I saw more and more PINK. I was so excited!!! I was about to go to another doctor's appointment until I found this. Thank you all for your posts. I finally got rid of the dreaded white tongue monster!!!

Replied by Heather

Can you share more about the measurements for the paste?

Posted by Tammy (Honolulu, Hawaii) on 10/05/2008

I tried the "salt remedy" for a white tongue. I just tried it for the first time and see a remarkable improvement! Tongue is a little tender, but I can live with that a lot more easily than that dreadful white tongue!

Replied by Jacob
(Miami, Florida, Usa)

I've been trying the whole salt thing for 2 days without result. Will see what happens with the baking soda.

Replied by Maz
(Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia)

White tongue is mostly caused by Candida and to get rid of that, it is recommended to take oregano oil for two to threee 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. 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. White tongue will not only cause bad breath but also acne so you might want to try take those supplements to get rid of Candida but seeks your doctor first before implementing it.

Replied by Andrea C

I used finely ground pink Himalayan salt on my toothbrush, brushed my tongue. I then made my own toothpaste with Celtic sea salt, cayenne pepper and some peppermint oil.

Brushed my teeth and rinsed my mouth with salt water. From a shag pile rug, now 60% better and a lot of pink showing. It was bad!! Looking good and I can taste a lot better too. Love Andrea C xxx

Posted by Sherri (Atlanta, GA) on 09/27/2008

White Tongue: Yep... the salt worked for me when nothing else did. I used a coarse natural sea salt. I had to re apply it several times a day, but it definately seems to be taking care of the problem. Go figure.... my Mom always said gargle with salt water if you have a sore throat. This almost always worked as a child, but I never really realized the curing abilities of salt until now. The tongue thing was so upsetting and GROSS!!!! I'm glad to have found a home remedy for it. I'm super clean and pay extra attention to oral hygien... so go figure. I'm glad it seems to be going away. My tongue is almost completely pink after only just starting the tx yesterday. Plus I noticed my breath seem just fine first thing in the morning which before I could taste a very bad icky and I'm sure smelly breath upon wakening. This morning I felt my mouth was fresh.... hmmmmm ... good ole salt~ yippie!

Posted by Rick (West Valley, Utah) on 07/24/2008

Didn't work for me. Tried brushing with salt and rinsing gargling with salt water. No effect.

Replied by Hans Raiber

It's just because you weren't putting much effort with it. I personally tried doing this and it works like a charm! Try doing it for a little longer and use a bit more salt, if it burns that's actually the white film coming off your mouth, if you stopped then then evidently nothing would happen. If you fight the burn it'll work though!

Posted by Mike (Virginia Beach, VA) on 07/17/2008

Thank you so much! my tongue was so white it made me sick to look at it. After just one use of salt on my tooth brush my tongue was pink and healthy. I'm now proud to show off my tongue ring lol.

Posted by Amanda (Northfield, Ohio) on 05/20/2008

White Tongue Remedies: I just wanted you to know I tried the salt water thing. The white on my tongue did not come off. I am going to try the listerine next and I will let you know if that does not work.

P.S. Brushing your tongue is usually not a good idea. You should check with your doctor first to find out if it is serious or not. Brushing your tongue with a serious tongue condition can pretty much make it worse or ruin your tongue for life.

Posted by FRED (MISSISSAUGA, ONT, CANADA) on 04/30/2008

I tried the brushing with salted water and salt on my toothbrush,and presto my tongue turned pink again! of course it is a little hard to reach to the very back of the tongue without gagging but this remedy does really work!

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