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Is it common for antibiotics to cause black hairy tongue?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
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In brief: Black Hairy Tongue

There are many causes of black hairy tongue.
As a general rule I have not seen many cases of black hairy tongue in my practice and have prescribed antibiotics for thousands of patients. Heavy tobacco and coffee drinkers are more likely to develop black hairy tongue, especially if they do not use a tongue scraper on a daily basis. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/black-hairy-tongue/basics/causes/con-20034518.

In brief: Black Hairy Tongue

There are many causes of black hairy tongue.
As a general rule I have not seen many cases of black hairy tongue in my practice and have prescribed antibiotics for thousands of patients. Heavy tobacco and coffee drinkers are more likely to develop black hairy tongue, especially if they do not use a tongue scraper on a daily basis. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/black-hairy-tongue/basics/causes/con-20034518.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: It is common

Certain conditions can make people more likely to develop black hairy tongue.
One of them is using antibiotics (which may disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in the mouth). Good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing and brushing your tongue usually ameliorates the condition.

In brief: It is common

Certain conditions can make people more likely to develop black hairy tongue.
One of them is using antibiotics (which may disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in the mouth). Good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing and brushing your tongue usually ameliorates the condition.
Dr. Paul Grin
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