Treatments and drugsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Black hairy tongue typically doesn't require medical treatment. Though unattractive, it's a temporary, harmless condition.
Practicing good oral hygiene and eliminating factors that may contribute to the condition — such as tobacco use or medications that contain bismuth — help resolve black hairy tongue. Be sure to talk to your doctor or dentist before stopping a prescribed medication.
May 16, 2014
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