Dental Problems

Yellow Tongue – Causes of Yellow Tongue

Causes of Yellow TongueA Yellow Tongue generally a temporary and harmless problem. It is caused by enlargement of papillae (the tiny projections on the tongue) on the surface of the tongue. The tongue turns into yellow due productions of some pigments by some bacteria in the mouth. Let us examine the causes of yellow tongue.

Causes of Yellow Tongue

  • Smoking
  • Poor diet
  • Recent antibiotic treatment
  • Mild dehydration
  • Fever
  • Mouth breathing due to congestion
  • Poor oral hygiene

In extreme cases a yellowish tongue indicates jaundice or excess bile in the gallbladder or due to your excess smoking or some other reason. In this case it is important that you immediately contact your dentist or doctor. If the cause is due to smoking, quitting smoking helps it. Besides all this it is necessary that you maintain your dental and oral hygiene.

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