Posted by Dr. Science on 12/17/2014 in Question
What is the white stuff that gathers on your tongue when you don’t brush your teeth?
———- from Brain Baird of Waldo, Arkansas
It’s a fungus, of course. The fact that you’ve let your oral hygiene slip this far does not bode well for your social life. Although some folks from Missouri and Arkansas still consider tooth brushing an effete affectation by over-civilized snobs, most Americans have come to grips with the necessity to brush and floss at regular intervals. Perhaps you do too, although your conception of an interval may be unique. Try gargling with hydrogen peroxide and paint thinner. One or the other ought to do the trick.