Did You Forget to Brush… Your Tongue?
Are you brushing your teeth two times each day? If so, keep it up! Doing so each day helps to pave the way for a healthy mouth. But your teeth aren’t the only things you should be brushing.
In fact, there’s a rather large muscle in your mouth that needs cleaning too–it’s your tongue. Just because your tongue won’t get a cavity shouldn’t cause you to skip its cleaning.
Why is a clean tongue so important? Just like your teeth, excess bacteria can buildup in the tiny crevices of your tongue and under taste buds. These can cause bad breath and gum disease.
When you brush your teeth before bed tonight, remember to brush your tongue back and forth and side to side. Especially towards the back. Ask us what else you can do to keep your tongue and teeth healthy on your next visit.