What is Orange TongueOrange tongue is a condition where the tongue has an orange coloring that is not caused by the ingestion of orange colored food or beverages. You can distinguish the condition of orange tongue from food colorings by the lack of a thick coating on the tongue, and the fact that brushing the tongue and rinsing with a mouthwash does not fully clear the color, and if it does, it returns within hours.

There are several possible causes, the primary being an imbalance of the naturally occurring flora in your mouth following a course of antibiotics which allows for an overgrowth of certain types of fungi or other microorganisms. It can be difficult to get rid of, but if you follow a simple at home recovery plan, you can expect it to disappear over the course of a few days to weeks depending on the severity of the condition and how long it went untreated.