Black hairy tongue is a mostly harmless condition. However, it can have a profound impact on your willingness to smile, speak, or otherwise risk exposing the dark and furry patch at the back of the tongue. If you have noticed a dark, fuzzy-looking patch on your tongue, Aloha family dentist Dr. Michael Negru can help. Call us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about your treatment options.
Black hairy tongue is more common in smokers. If you smoke, quitting may be all it takes to eliminate this unsightly and embarrassing condition. In addition, black hairy tongue may be linked to:
- Certain medications and antibiotics
- Poor oral hygiene
- Irritation from hot and darkly colored beverages
- Diets lacking fresh fruits and vegetables
During your initial consultation at our Beaverton office, Dr. Negru will personalize a treatment plan that addresses the root cause of your condition to produce optimal results.
Remember, while black hairy tongue is itself a harmless condition, changes to the color and texture of the tongue may indicate a more serious problem. If you are experiencing any changes in tongue color, please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today to schedule your next appointment. Located in Beaverton, we welcome patients from Aloha, Hillsboro, and all surrounding Oregon communities.