Treatments and drugs

By 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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