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Are there any alternative treatments for black hairy tongue?

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  • ADe Vizio, DMD, Dentist, answered on behalf of Colgate
    The best treatment for black hairy tongue is improved oral hygiene, including brushing your teeth and tongue twice a day and flossing daily. When the papillae (tiny projections on your tongue) don't fall off as they normally do, they get longer and give your tongue a hairy appearance. Eating foods with lots of fiber may help by naturally removing the papillae from your tongue.
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