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A 32-year-old male asked:

Why does my tongue have orange coating in morning and end of day? i brush it off and it comes back.

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Dr. Travis Titlow
Dentistry 40 years experience
Buildup of a lot : It is a buildup of food particles, bacteria, sloughing dead tissue and a variety of things. Because the tongue surface has deep fissures everything gets "stuck' in the fissures. Brushing it daily is always a good thing. It also improves the sense of taste.
Dr. Alice Urbankova
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Tongue and halitosis: Tongue is covered with taste buds and it’s fissures and grooves allow for food particles and bacteria to hide there. Daily maintenance and film removal and care is important. Laser cleaning MVP7 Periolase can assist in better treatment of halitosis or bad breath.

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Last updated Dec 30, 2018

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