Flossing and brushing teeth twice a day is an important part of a dental care regime. However, they are not the only factor that contributes to your overall dental health. Eating a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco intake, using the right dental products, and brushing your tongue can also help improve your dental health.
Bacteria Can Buildup in the Tongue
Whether you knew this or not, but your tongue is an environment perfect for bacteria. Because it is warm and moist, bacteria can build up easily and quickly. When too much bacteria gets accumulated, a thick white film will build up on your tongue. This white film is a group of bacteria that get stuck on your tongue, causing you dulling of taste and bad breath.
This bacteria can affect more than just bad breath. When the issue is not treated quickly, this bacteria can grow and migrate to other parts of your mouth, causing gum disease and tooth decay.
Brushing your tongue every time you brush and floss your teeth can make a big difference in improving your overall health.
How to Brush Your Tongue
To effectively clean your tongue, all you have to do is softly brush your tongue from up and down and side to side. You can either usCe a soft toothbrush or a tongue scraper to do this.
Today, you can find tongue scrapers made of plastic that are softer and comfortable to use. Tongue scrapers are most effective at taking out the white film of bacteria and removing most of the buildup.
Find the best dental care
It’s essential to maintain proper dental health. Brushing your teeth, flossing, and brushing your tongue at least twice a day, will help you maintain a healthy smile.
If you haven’t seen a dentist in over 6 months, you’re due for a professional cleaning! Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced hygienists and dentists today!