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What does it mean if you get an orange tongue?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
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
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.
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Endodontics 18 years experience
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.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if I have orange tongue?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
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 or burning sensation. Try some live culture yogurt daily for a week or so. If it persists or if it is associated with severe symptoms, have it checked out.

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