There are several reasons that your tongue might appear white. Some of these are completely harmless and easy to remedy, others are more unpleasant and things that you might want to try and deal with as soon as you can.
At the same time though, you might find simply that you don’t like the aesthetic appearance of a white tongue. Perhaps you find this a little embarrassing – especially if you plan on going on a date or if you have a job interview!
The good news is that there are lots of things you can do in order to solve the issue of a white tongue. These include things that you can do in order to permanently cure the problems that caused the appearance in the first place and things you can do in order to quickly hide the appearance of the white tongue.
Read on and we’ll take a look at some of the things you can do to solve that problem quickly and easily.
1. Drink Water!
One of the most common causes of a white tongue is actually that you are dehydrated. This changes the balance of chemicals that appears on the tongue, and that can in turn lead to it appearing white. If you drink more, then you should find that this problem disappears over time.
Something to consider here is that we are particularly likely to experience a white tongue first thing in the morning. This is of course because when you are asleep, you will typically go for 6-8 hours or more without drinking anything. This prevents us from being able to produce saliva, which in turn leads to a build-up of bacteria. This is also why we often have bad breaths first thing in the morning – seeing as our breath is linked directly to the existence of bacteria on the tongue!