Recently, over the past 3 months I noticed that after eating and drinking (especially alcohol) that I have been getting these horrible tastes in my mouth and now a white coating has began to appear on my tongue. I have done some research and determined that it can be a number of problems.
I live in Arizona, so dehydration was one of my main concerns but still over the past several month I have been drinking at least 128 oz of water or other hydrating beverages per day. I also exercise regularly and have a healthy diet. Just recently I began increasing my oral hygiene brushing 2-3 times a day, using (non-alcoholic) mouth rinses, using a tongue scrapper twice daily and drinking lots of water before bed.
But still the problem remains, so I sought further help. I first noticed this problem after a night of drinks with my friends and having to mask the smell on my breathe with an entire pack of sugarless gum. Some people have made suggestions of Candida infections and digestive infections but I don't want to jump in to anything right away before doing a little more research and seeking advice on what it might be or what to do?
From what I can tell when I scrape away the white layer I'm fine but as soon as I eat or drink my mouth gets dry, the layer comes back and I immediately get a horrid taste in my mouth.
Any advice or information that you have on the topic would be greatly appreciated.
Just left the dentist, he said there could be a number of causes that he determined from the symptoms that I told him.
1.) Switching toothpastes, especially one with a stronger mint or peppermint presence (which I did). 2.) Lack of oxygen to the mouth that can cause build of food particles allowing bacteria to build rapidly. 3.) Over usage of mints and gum...go figure right!
He told me to switch toothpastes, continue to floss and brush tongue regularly, stop chewing mints and gum and to drink a glass of water before bed. If this doesn't help it could be something internally causing the issue.View Thread