A 22-year-old male asked:
I have got lots of small/tiny black dots covering my tongue over the years. my tongue is becoming black, what does this mean?
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Dentistry 49 years experience
Black hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue sounds and looks scary, but it is nothing to worry about.
It is caused by too much bacteria or yeast growth in the mouth. It usually happens when you are taking antibiotics.
To get rid of it faster just brush your tongue, but not to hard.
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