When we look in the mirror and see an unusual coating on the tongue, which covers the rosy colour of the tongue’s mucous membrane?
This may be due to the most different reasons and thus have the most diverse effects. A healthy tongue is smooth, velvety, rosy in colour, and has an even surface. Tongue coatings which can be wiped off are not pathological as a rule. Under certain circumstances, however, bacterial products which decompose may trigger strong bad breath (halitosis) and thus result in social problems.
What can I do?
Ideally, you should consult a doctor or dentist and check your state of health. Often, the coating can be removed by means of a tongue cleaner without medical help. If used regularly, the occurrence of coatings will be significantly reduced.