I bought a service manual holden astra 2002 tongue brush at the pharmacy (a little rake-shaped toothbrush for the tongue dipped it into a bit of baking soda which you can buy at any supermarket, and just gently scraped my tongue with it. Hope this helps someone else, what an easy fix for something that can make your miserable, especially when trying to eat. Replied by Robert Henry Ten Mile, Tn. Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda 5 star (1) 100 Share your thoughts with our readers. Here is the theory behind my complete success for eliminating my white tongue: "WHITE TONGUE FOR SOME PEOPLE IS REALLY NOTHING MORE BUT WHITE THICK MUCUS THAT THE BODY SECRETES INTO THE THROAT SOME OF WHICH EVENTUALLY ENDS UP ON THE TONGUE AEANS OF PREVENTING. I cannot keep going on with my tongue burning, it is such a pain in the neck or really alot of burning pain on my tongue. If you have any ideas to help me I would appreciate your help! Write a review Posted by Eric (Palm Springs, California) on I got out of the VA hospital a day before Thanksgiving. I could swallow baby food and I had a hard time swallowing water. Write a review Posted by Insectc (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ) on I read on Earthclinic about brushing the tongue with salt but decided to try something less irritating instead. Plain baking soda works! Betaine Hcl Posted by Mike (Montreal, Quebec) on You might say that after 1 year of having to endure a white tongue I have developed a real obsession in trying to find a cure for it. THIS MUSCLE VALVE WAS DESIGNED TO OPEN WHEN FOOD GOES INTO THE STOMACH AND TO STAY SHUT THE REST OF THE TIME SO AS TO PREVENT ACID FOR DAMAGING ANYTHING THAT LIES ABOVE YOUR STOMACH.