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what does it mean if you have an orange tongue

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Many things: It could meany things. Eating , drinking certain foods. Some medications . Bacterial, fungal infections. Acid reflux. Not cleaning your tongue reg ... Read More

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Probably Not Related: Did you drink or eat something orange?
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not sure: Assuming you haven' t been eating lots of orange popsicles, it could be overgrowith of a yeast or bacteria, especially if associated with bad breath o ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Are you on meds?: The orange color isn't caused by the ingestion of orange colored food/drink? You can tell the difference from food colorings by the lack of a thick ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Something ingested: Certain foods, coffee, and smoking can cause orange tongue also. Don't forget to brush your tongue.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Food debris: Foods and drinks can cause your tongue to be orange. Clean you tongue with a brush or a tongue scrapper. This should take care of the colored debris ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Would need to know: More details of what led to this pigmentation. Pmh, medications ... Would be best to be evaluated by your physician or dentist. Hope this helps.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Colored tongue: Without the ability to see your tongue and examine you the best thing to do would be to show it to your dentist. This may be due to superficial bacter ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Yellow tongue: Check with your pediatrician. It may be thrush.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Don't rely on an online remedy. See a local General Dentist or better yet an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist for a medical and dental history along ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Salvatore Biazzo
27 years experience Family Medicine
Many reasons: Orange discoloration may be related to the color of lozenges, food or medications you may be using that have orange coloring.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possible Infection: Hairy tongue occurs due to lack of stimulation / abrasion to the top of the tongue. The result is a buildup of a protein known as keratin. This buildu ... Read More
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