Sometimes, you might notice white patches on your tongue and wonder what might be the cause. White tongue might be accompanied by blisters around the mouth or sore throat, making it very difficult to swallow. This might be a sign of an infection.
Below are natural remedies to treat white tongue and mouth odour.
1. Gargle with salt and water
Salt contains antibacterial properties that can help kill bacteria. Add a pinch of salt to a cup of warm water and gargle. You can also add some salt to your toothpaste and brush your tongue properly.
2. Apply Aloe Vera gel on your tongue
Aloe Vera is mostly used to treat skin infections because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. You can use Aloe Vera gel to get rid of dead cells on the tongue by applying it on your tongue with cotton wool.
3. Brush your tongue with baking soda
Baking soda has lots of benefits. Aside from baking, it can be used to get rid of white tongue and smelly underarm.
To get rid of white tongue, mix a spoon of baking soda together with lemon juice until it forms a paste. Put the mixture on your brush and use to brush your tongue. You can apply toothpaste if you like.
4. Gargle with coconut oil
Coconut oil has lots of health benefits. It can be used to get rid of white tongue, and as a mouth wash, it can be used to get rid of bad breath and also kill bacteria in the mouth.
You can gargle with coconut oil once or twice a week before brushing to get rid of white tongue and bad breath.