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Your Tongue is Important

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Remember your tongue while brushing your teeth.

 

Your tongue is an important part of your mouth and you should include brushing it during your daily hygiene routine.

The bacteria that collects on your tongue can contribute to decay and gum disease.  An unclean tongue can also cause bad breath and affect your sense of taste.

 

 

If you don’t like brushing your tongue

You could try using a tongue scraper.

Just remember to be gentle with whatever form of cleaning your tongue you choose. You don’t want to hurt it.

 

Did you know?

-People with tongue rings are more at risk for infections because the mouth is filled with bacteria AND it can chip teeth.

-Nearly half of the bacteria in your mouth are found on your tongue.

 

Cleaning your tongue will greatly improve your oral health.

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