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A black hairy tongue is a coating or is a real change in the tongue?

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Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry

In brief: Real change

The cause is uncertain, but hairy tounge mainly affects people who are heavy smokers.
It has also been associated with poor oral hygiene. Scraping or brushing of the tounge can sometimes help.

In brief: Real change

The cause is uncertain, but hairy tounge mainly affects people who are heavy smokers.
It has also been associated with poor oral hygiene. Scraping or brushing of the tounge can sometimes help.
Dr. Mazin Kizy
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