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EXPLANTATION FOR WHITE TONGUE
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EXPLANTATION FOR WHITE TONGUE

A white or Yellow Film on the Tongue
This is a very common observation we see in halitosis sufferers. It is caused by the accumulation of bacteria and nasal mucous, and tends to be heaviest in the posterior regions of the tongue. The removal of this film typically does not completely eliminate halitosis for most patients. The reason for this is that the anaerobic bacteria that produce halitosis odors are found through out the entire mouth and in the saliva. If you have longer or larger taste buds (papillae), then you will have a greater potential to trap bacteria in the tongue's papillae. If you have heavy amounts of these yellow or white films there is a good chance you may have halitosis. We have found that patients who rapidly build up films on their tongue often have ongoing post nasal (mucous) drainage that they may or may not be aware of. It is important to reduce this drainage and the Hydro Pulse sinus irrigator and the Breath-Ease XL saline powder have proven to be very helpful in achieving this.

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oh dear

i wish the white tongue "symptom' was never on the internet site.

we all have that white film on our tongues. it's natural. a white tongue is totally different to ral thrush which i might add is more common in people with advanced HIV (AIDS) than with people who have just acquired it. So for a lot of us who think they may have just acquired HIV, oral thrush is usually not a symptom anyway.
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