Furry Tongue (over grown papillae without gunk of any kind) from far5.static.flickr.com
If your tongue is taking on the characteristics of a furry wild animal, it may be time to re-evaluate how you’re treating your normally tame tongue.
Types of Furry Tongue
Furry tongues come in different varieties: white or black. The white variety is often a film of bacterial growth on the surface of the tongue. A white furry tongue with a thick white coating could be a sign of oral thrush or Candida albicans, types of yeast and bacterial growth.
A white furry tongue is normally painless, but it can cause bad breath and discomfort when eating if it is not treated. Both types of white furry tongue can be treated with antibiotics.
Black furry tongue, sometimes known as black hairy tongue, is usually the result of overgrown papillae on the surface of the tongue that are stained by food. The papillae, which are normally only 1 mm long, can grow longer than 1 cm.
This, again, is harmless; however, the long papillae can cause a gagging feeling in the back of the throat, and can cause accumulation of bacteria, starting types of bacterial white furry tongue on top of the over grown papillae. Talk about a double-whammy tongue monster!
Causes of Furry Tongue
There are no exact reasons for why furry tongue hits, though there are some suspect risk factors. Use of tobacco and alcohol, too much sugar in the diet, use of oxidizing mouth wash, HIV infections, over growth of oral fungus, and poor oral hygiene can all increase the possibility of having a furry tongue.
Treatments for Furry Tongue
The best way to treat a furry tongue is to brush your tongue! Now, using a tooth brush might get a little of the bad stuff off your tongue, but it won’t get the stuff stuck in between your taste buds.
The best thing to use is an Orabrush. The Orabrush is designed to pull that bacterial gunk from the surface of your tongue, helping to cure that white furry tongue problem. And brushing your tongue can also wear down over grown papillae that cause black furry tongue.
Basically, no matter what kind of furry tongue animal you are unfortunate enough to be housing in your mouth, you should use an Orabrush to get rid of it. Taming your tongue has never been easier.
Black furry tongue from badbreathkiller.com