The products of the vital activity of our body are derived not only from urine, feces, and sweat but also through the tongue. Regularly removing this poison from the tongue, you can “clean” and conduct a constant detoxification of the body. Cleaning the tongue improves the sensitivity of the taste buds, freshens your breath, and it also prevents the onset of cavities, plaque, and gum disease.
Bright Side collected easy ways that can help you treat white tongue and make it healthy.
Why is your tongue white?
White tongue can be an indicator of diseases.
From ancient times, the state of the tongue was used to diagnose diseases in the body. The tongue shows us that something is wrong with the body before the onset of pain and the appearance of signs of the disease. Ancient healers believed that a patient isn’t completely cured until the tongue looks healthy, even if all the symptoms of the underlying ailment have already gone.
The location of the plaque allows us to determine quite accurately the organ that needs treatment:
The front and tip of the tongue: Diseases of the respiratory system. The lungs cause the formation of whiteness along the edges. White plaque in the middle indicates heart issues.
The middle part of the tongue: The liver is projected onto the left edge, the pancreas on the right, and the stomach is in the middle.
Bottom of the tongue: The edges correspond to the kidneys, the area in the middle is the intestine. The accumulation of whiteness at the base can signal the presence of a significant amount of toxins in the intestine. This is a sign of the onset of gastritis, stomach ulcers, or duodenal ulcers, especially if there are cracks or if the plaque appears gray.
Also, the formation of white or other plaque on the tongue is a sign of a weakened immune system.
So, if your tongue is white, inspect it and determine where the plaque is located.
And don’t forget that white tongue can be an indicator of insufficient oral hygiene.