Black, hairy tongue is characterized by a painless, benign (harmless) oral condition wherein the tongue looks furry and dark in color. Black tongue occurs due to bacteria overgrowth in the mouth.
Symptoms of Black, Hairy Tongue:
Causes of Black, Hairy Tongue
Usually, black, hairy tongue occurs when papillae (projections on your tongue) elongate and do not shed like normal, making the tongue appear hairy. Bacteria, debris, or certain other organisms cause the tongue to appear yellow, black or brown in color. Some of the potential causes of this problem include:
When to consult a dentist
Make an appointment with a specially trained dentist at Brighton Implant Clinic if: