Why Is My Tongue Black?

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A black tongue occurs as a result of poor oral hygiene and excessive consumption of coffee or tea. Dehydration, less production of saliva as well as radiation therapy can also lead to this condition. It can as well result from certain medications.
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Severe arsenic poisoning may cause swelling or a loss of blood flow to the tongue, or pigmentation changes in the mouth. Other health issues that can cause the tongue discoloration include poor oral hygiene, glossitis, anemia or B-vitamin deficiency.
Consuming products like Pepto-Bismol is a common cause of a dark-colored tongue, this happens because the bismuth interacts with saliva to form a harmless black substance called bismuth sulfide.
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