Black tongue, in most cases, resolves by regularly brushing your tongue with a toothbrush.
- Your doctor may also prescribe a topical retinoid medication to help increase cell turnover on your tongue.
- For stubborn elongated papillae, a doctor can remove them using carbon dioxide laser burning or electrodesiccation, which simultaneously cuts and seals the papillae.
Cure through lifestyle changes:
- Brush your tongue. Using a soft toothbrush, gently brush your tongue
- Use a tongue scraper. Using a tongue scraper (every time you brush your teeth will help keep skin cells from accumulating on your papillae.
- Brush after eating. Brushing your teeth and tongue after every meal will help keep food debris and bacteria from getting trapped in the papillae.
- Brush after drinking. Brushing shortly after drinking coffee, tea, and alcohol will help prevent staining.
- Stop using tobacco products. Quitting smoking or chewing tobacco
- Floss before bed. Flossing your teeth at least once per day will prevent food debris and plaque from building up in your mouth.
- Schedule a cleaning scaling and deep cleaning in a dentist's office.
- Drink plenty of water. This will help keep your mouth hydrated, which allows you to swallow dead skin cells.
- Chew gum. Chewing sugar-free gum, or gum designed for people with a dry mouth, will help you produce more saliva to wash down dead skin cells.
- Eat a balanced diet.
The primary symptom is that the tongue looks hairy due to the presence of long, thread-like growths,A discolored tongue that is , brown, gray, or yellow,A tongue that feels fuzzy or sticky,A bad taste in the mouth,Bad breath,Burning sensation,Gagging
Harmless and temporary oral condition where the tongue appears hairy with visible growths
Antibiotics,Antifungal treatment,Salicylic acid, retinoids, and B complex vitamins (only prescribed by a physician),Surgical treatment