Who is at more risk for black hairy tongue?

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People who have poor oral hygiene and people who use tobacco products are more at risk for black hairy tongue. Using liquids or tablets containing bismuth also puts you more at risk for the condition. People who take antibiotics are at slightly greater risk for black hairy tongue, as are people with HIV.

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