Do you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly? That’s wonderful, but you still might not be adequately cleaning your mouth! Did you know that the tongue contains more bacteria than any other part of your body? If you’re not cleaning your tongue, then you might suffer from bad breath, an increase in tooth decay and your tongue will look unattractive when you’re laughing. If that makes you cringe, there are several tips to help you maintain proper tongue hygiene.
Once your tongue is clean, rinse your mouth with a mouthwash to remove any lingering residue and freshen your breath. Take care to avoid alcoholic mouthrinses, as they can alter the natural flora inside of your mouth.
When Should You Clean Your Tongue?
Cleaning your tongue first thing in the morning, before eating or drinking, and again before bed. Your food might even taste better!
A quick oral exam can screen for potential infections over the surface of your tongue. Call your dentist today to schedule an appointment for the healthiest, freshest smile possible.
Posted on behalf of:
Gilreath Dental Associates
200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060
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