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Can I treat black hairy tongue using diode laser? If yes which wave length is better? And what is the treatment protocols? Thanks

Can I treat black hairy tongue using diode laser? If yes which wave length is better? And what is the treatment protocols? Thanks

No: Your tongue does not grow hair and thus laser Rx may actually damage your tongue. Have you talked to your dentist re. What may be causing your "black tongue"? ...Read more

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What are some treatments for hairy tongue?

What are some treatments for hairy tongue?

Tongue scraper: It may require nothing more than using a tongue scraper daily. If you smoke, stop! Not only may smoking contribute to a hairy tongue, but is a known carcinogen that causes cancer. More information at: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure white hairy tongue with bad breath?

What can I do to cure white hairy tongue with bad breath?

See your dentist: Try getting your teeth cleaned at your dentist office, eating foods like apples, celery and carrots, flossing you teeth at least once a day, brushing 3x a day and brushibng yor tongue with your tooth brush. Stop smoking if yo do and take vitamin c and a mutilple vitamin daily. ...Read more

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Will hairy tongue be forever gone?

Will hairy tongue be forever gone?

Most of the time: With good oral hygiene it clears up most of the time. Scraping the tongue regularly. ...Read more

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What can be done for a hairy tongue?

What can be done for a hairy tongue?

Brush: Hairy tongue is typically treated with debridement or simple brushing. Try brushing the tongue two to three times a day with a soft bristle toothbrush. ...Read more

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What is hairy tongue, and how can I eliminate it?

What is hairy tongue, and how can I eliminate it?

Papillae overgrowth: Hairy tongue is a benign condition of the tongue marked by elongation and often staining of the filiform papillae on the top surface of the tongue. Good oral hygiene including daily brushing of your tongue with a tongue brush or tongue scraper which can be purchased at local pharmacies and supermarkets will help prevent or control this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hairy tongue?

What is the definition or description of: hairy tongue?

Hairy tongue: The term hairy tonque refers to the fuzzy growth on the top of the tongue. The tiny bumps that contain the taste buds sometimes overgrow appearing almost fiberous or hairlike. This can be caused by many factors, like diet, habits, medication, etc. Often the fuzzy texture will hold stain making it look like dark hair. Smoking is the most common for this affliction. ...Read more

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What causes a black hairy tongue?

What causes a black hairy tongue?

Overgrown papillae: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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What causes a black hairy tongue?

What causes a black hairy tongue?

Papillae overgrowth: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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How hairy must a tongue be to be considered a hairy tongue (what are the early signs)?

How hairy must a tongue be to be considered a hairy tongue (what are the early signs)?

Subjective at 1st: This doesn't happen overnight. It gradually builds over time. I guess when you start to notice it, you could give it that term. It's similar to asking the question when can you tell that you are getting tan? More information at: http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/black-hairy-tongue. ...Read more

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Help! I have white hairy tongue with bad breath?

Help! I have white hairy tongue with bad breath?

Simple solution: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get "hairy tongue" from smoking as a teenager?

Can you get "hairy tongue" from smoking as a teenager?

Other things also: Not only can you get a hairy tongue from smoking, but more importantly and hopefully more scary would be the chance of getting oral cancer! noticing your age and if the question is, 'can I get black hairy tongue now from smoking when I was a teenage? ' the answer is no. It would be from recent smoking. ...Read more

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Is having white hairy tongue correlated to bad breath?

Is having white hairy tongue correlated to bad breath?

Yes: White hairy tongue is a fungal infection by the fungus candida albicans. It's the most common oral fungus. The fungal spores harbor bacteria and food odors producing an odor on the breath. It can be treated by tongue brushing, tongue scraping, antifungal rinses, and antifungal systemic medications depending on severity and resistance. Try brushing first for a week or so! ...Read more

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Can black hairy tongue make you ill? I take a lot of pepto.

Can black hairy tongue make you ill? I take a lot of pepto.

No: It is usually not related to any disease... But more related to what you put in your mouth.. ...Read more

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I'm a 17 yo high schooler, and I have a hairy tongue. It may appear slightly white. What can I do for this?

I'm a 17 yo high schooler, and I have a hairy tongue. It may appear slightly white. What can I do for this?

Hairy tongue: Use a tongue scraper or a tooth brush on a daily basis to scrape or brush the top of you tongue. Don't smoke. If it does not improve or you have other questions or concerns, see a dentist who can take a medical and dental history and personally examine you. ...Read more

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What is a hairy tongue?

What is a hairy tongue?

Hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue is caused by elongation of papillae of the tongue, appear fur- like. It is not considered a disease. Good mouth hygiene recommended. ...Read more

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How is a hairy tongue treated?

Good ral hygiene: Practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to treat black hairy tongue. Gently brush your teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush. Also, brush your tongue. You can use a tongue scraper to make sure you're thoroughly cleaning the area. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help keep your mouth clean. Finally, if you smoke quit this habit. ...Read more

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What do you do for a hairy tongue?

Brush and scrape it: Use a tongue scraper, available otc, or your tooth brush to brush the top of your tongue. Go as far back as you can tolerate. ...Read more

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How is white hairy tongue treated?

No treatment: Hairy tongue is a benign condition by excessive growth of the taste buds. Some folks think that irritants like tobacco smoke can worsen it. It is harmless and is there is no proven effective treatment. Try not to worry about it. ...Read more

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What are some causes of light blue hairy tongue?

What are some causes of light blue hairy tongue?

Black Hairy Tongue: It is an actual condition called black hairy tongue. The papillae on the surface of the tongue become elongated and look like "hairy projections". It is caused by bacteria buildup, and things like smoking, poor oral hygiene and dry mouth can contribute. Brush your tongue and use a tongue scraper. ...Read more

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Hairy tongue (need it cleared urgently), what to do?

Carbon Dioxide Laser: In most cases, simply brushing the tongue with a soft toothbrush, tongue scraper and good oral hygiene is sufficient to eliminate elongated papillae. Or visit your dentist for carbon dioxide laser treatment for hairy tongue. ...Read more

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How to treat hairy tongue?

How to treat hairy tongue?

Tongue scraper: It may require nothing more than using a tongue scraper daily to remove the surface debris. If not, see your own dentist for further evaluation and possible treatment. More informatin at: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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What is a black hairy tongue?

What is a black hairy tongue?

Papillae overgrowth: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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How common black hairy tongue?

How common black hairy tongue?

Unknown: I don't think there have been any studies on this subject. It can range from mild to severe. I see mild cases often but only occasionally a severe case. ...Read more

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Is black hairy tongue dangerous?

Is black hairy tongue dangerous?

Usually not: Usually it is self limiting and doesn't cause any complications.
http://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/hairy-tongue/ ...Read more

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Can black hairy tongue be dangerous?

Can black hairy tongue be dangerous?

No: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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Black hairy tongue is caused by what problems?

Black hairy tongue is caused by what problems?

Change in oral flora: Hairy tongue does not result only from poor oral hygiene. Dental offices are full of people with poor oral hygiene - they don't have hairy tongue. Poor hygiene is a big factor, but hairy tongue is caused by a change in the natural bacteria in your mouth. This change is caused by long-term antibiotics, steroids, immune suppression, or a systemic problem. It's not as simple as not brushing 2x daily. ...Read more

Hairy Tongue (Definition)

The term hairy tonque refers to the fuzzy growth on the top of the tongue. The tiny bumps that contain the taste buds sometimes overgrow appearing almost fiberous or hairlike. This can be caused by many factors, like diet, habits, medication, etc. Often the fuzzy texture will hold stain making it look like dark hair. Smoking is the most ...Read more