Your tongue is an important part of your body! The tongue does amazing things for us, assisting us in eating and in speaking. It also helps us keep our teeth clean - as long as it is clean!
BRUSH YOUR TONGUE WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH!
Your tongue has over 10,000 taste buds, but it also has tons of bacteria. This oral bacteria leads to things like embarrassing bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay and more. If you are only brushing your teeth - you're missing an important part of your mouth!
TONGUE SCRAPERS GET THE JOB DONE!
Many patients find that tongue scrapers are far more effective than brushing alone. The tongue scrapers are great tools for fighting bad breath, as they help remove the bacteria from the surface of the tongue. See the video below for more!
Mouthrinse can help! We recommend OraCare by Dentist Select for all of our patients with bad breath concerns! This health rinse eliminates Volatile Sulfur Compounds (the bacteria that causes bad breath) and helps keep your mouth odor-free. Ask us about trying the rinse at your next appointment!
The benefits of keeping your tongue clean:
Remember - we're hear to help you have the best smile and healthiest mouth possible. If you have concerns about bad breath, your tongue or your teeth - give us a call or chat with us at your next appointment!