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Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Don't Forget to Brush Your Tongue, Too!

Everyone knows how important it is to brush your teeth on a daily basis, and how important it is to include flossing in your regular schedule.  Brushing and flossing help to keep away plaque and bacteria that can lead to a number of different oral health diseases. Brushing and flossing help to keep tartar off the surface of you teeth, as well as in between your teeth. What most people do not realize, however, is that oral health is not just about your teeth, but it also includes your gums and other parts of the mouth. When it comes to brushing it is important to realize that you cannot forget to brush your tongue!

Just like your teeth, your tongue can have plaque and bacteria start to build up unless it is cleaned and brushed away. When you are brushing your teeth, it is important to also brush the tops and sides of your tongue. Brushing your tongue can help to prevent a number of oral health issues. To begin with, any type of bacteria that is stuck inside your mouth can lead to bad breath. This is especially true with the bacteria on your tongue. Food particles will often get stuck on your tongue and unless you brush, it can start to attract bacteria.  The bacteria will then lead to bad breath, something that nobody wants to have to deal with.

Brushing your tongue, as well as using mouthwash, is a good way to avoid this problem. Including mouthwash in your oral health care routine can help deal with the problems of bad breath; however, the best method is to brush. Many toothbrushes are now made with tongue scrapers on the back of them. Tongue scrapers are also available to purchase separately and can be the best way to get rid of plaque build-up on your tongue. When it comes to making an oral health routine it should include brushing, flossing, as well as brushing of the tongue. It is important to make sure that you are brushing and flossing regularly, as well as making a visit to come see us on a regular schedule. We will be able to advise you of any oral health issues that you may have and how to best deal with them. Making sure that you are visiting your us regularly will help to prevent oral health diseases.

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