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What does it mean when your tongue is white and moist?
A pale and moist tongue with a thick white coating is an indication of damp-cold or excessive dampness. If the coating looks like a white, thick powder, it is a sign of external pathogenic heat and turbidity. If the tongue looks so white that it resembles snow, it may indicate spleen yang exhaustion.
What causes white coating on tongue after smoking tobacco?
Smoking tobacco causes inflammation or swelling of the taste receptors. Bacteria, fungi, dead cells and other debris can get trapped in the swollen taste buds to cause an infection that results to white coating on tongue. The smoke from tobacco also contains chemicals that are harmful to mouth tissues and your health.
What does it mean when you have a white coating?
What does a white coating on tongue mean? A white coated tongue occurs when bacteria, fungi, debris and dead cells get trapped in enlarged or inflamed papillae that are found on the surface of your tongue. In most cases, this condition is harmless to your health and temporary.
Why is the papillae on my tongue white?
The papillae are nothing but the tiny bumps on your tongue. When it swells, it can become inflamed. Once in becomes enlarges, the external particles can get trapped between the inflamed papillae. The collected debris like dead cells, food particles, dirt, fungi, and the virus can make the tongue white.