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what does it mean if you get an orange tongue?

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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 and make your breath fresher
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Food, drink or candy: If the surface of the tongue is the affected area, it is probably due to color or dye additives in food, beverages, or candy. Get it checked out if those are not the reason.
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Richards
17 years experience Endodontics
Some are just orange: Some people have a orange-ish yellow hue to the projections attached to the tastebuds on the top surface of the tongue. Google 'hairy tongue' for examples. These are totally normal and do not require treatment.
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
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