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what iscausing my tongue to be orange?

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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.
Answered on Jan 27, 2014
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Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
Build up staining: Most likely your tongue has build-up of debris on it, and that build-up is being stained by whatever foods you are eating. Carrots, orange juice, orange candy, whatever. It is unlikely that it is related to any disease. To remove thetakes time and effort. Get a tongue scraper from the drug store. At least twice a day, scrape your tongue. Gradually the build up and staining will lessen.
Answered on Sep 14, 2017
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Orange?: The only thing that i can think of is orange dye from some food or liquid you recently had. Are you sure it's "orange"? If it persists, see your dentist who may refer you to a physician if abnormal and cause needs further evaluation.
Answered on Mar 19, 2013
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Clean tongue: You need to use a soft toothbrush and an tongue cleaner to clean your tongue.
Answered on Mar 20, 2013

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