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Learn the Causes of a Coated Tongue

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If you have a white tongue, then something’s not right. The cause of a coated tongue is often your health or your hygiene. See what your tongue reveals about you.

Medical Conditions

If you have a white tongue, it can be alarming. However, a white tongue is usually harmless and treatable. There are various causes of a coated tongue. For example, a white, coated tongue can be caused by mild dehydration and dryness of the mouth, which can occur when you’re recovering from an illness and not drinking enough liquids. Another cause of a coated tongue is a chronic inflammation on the tongue, usually resulting from a sharp instrument, dental tool, or simply biting your tongue. A white tongue is also a sign that you’re fighting an oral infection, such as oral thrush, a candida yeast infection. The most serious causes of a coated tongue are smoking, an underlying illness, or leukoplakia, a precancerous condition.

Improper Oral Hygiene

Poor oral hygiene can lead to poor overall health. When bacteria collect in the mouth and are not regularly removed, these bacteria can build up and lead to both dental and medical problems. But it’s not enough to simply brush and floss your teeth—you also should brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth. Why should you brush your tongue? These bacteria can collect in your mouth, causing a white, coated tongue, so you need to remove as much of the bacterial coating as possible to prevent it from causing more problems. That’s a good reason why you should brush your tongue as part of your daily dental hygiene routine.

Most causes of a white tongue are minor, but be sure you consult your dentist or doctor for a professional opinion.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Ocala today at (352) 502-4381 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Ocala, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Ocala.

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