Your tongue is a very important part of your mouth. It helps you mash up your food, it helps you speak, and it helps to keep your teeth clean on the inside. However, it is often overlooked and neglected when it comes time to brushing.
Most people do not think about brushing their tongue until someone points out that they have bad breath. Then, they do it for a while, but it is not always a consistent part of their routine. That is not good when it comes to maintaining your oral health.
Your Tongue Deserves Attention ToBrushing your tongue can go a long way towards helping maintain good oral health. You need to brush it each time that you brush your teeth. It should be brushed on the top, front to back, and on the sides. It should be the last thing you brush in your mouth before you are done brushing, after your teeth and other soft oral tissues.
This gets rid of large quantities of bacteria from your mouth, and also helps reduce the chances that you will have halitosis.
When you follow up with mouthwash, you also make sure to rinse your tongue because that helps to kill any bacteria that were left behind after brushing.
Make sure that you take the time to clean each part of the inside of your mouth. Do not just brush your teeth and call it a day. Your gums need attention, as does the roof of your mouth, and your tongue.
Come in and see us today, and let us help to make sure that you have been taking proper care of all of your oral tissues. If you missed anywhere in your mouth, then we can help restore your oral health back to where you want it to be.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (360) 836-1100 today.