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Do I have hairy tongue? Not sure. What does hairy tongue look like?

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In brief: Dark,long tastebuds

Hairy tongue happens when some of the taste buds on the top of the tongue get very long and discolored.
The discolorations can come from food, tobacco and/or bacteria. Using a tongue cleaner over the affected area several times a day for several days can sometimes help.

In brief: Dark,long tastebuds

Hairy tongue happens when some of the taste buds on the top of the tongue get very long and discolored.
The discolorations can come from food, tobacco and/or bacteria. Using a tongue cleaner over the affected area several times a day for several days can sometimes help.
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
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In brief: Google it

Should be able to find a photo of it.
Basically looks like brown or black hairl growing in the center of the tongue. Start stroking your tongue with a toothbrush and a lot of tooth paste.

In brief: Google it

Should be able to find a photo of it.
Basically looks like brown or black hairl growing in the center of the tongue. Start stroking your tongue with a toothbrush and a lot of tooth paste.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
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