So, you have a good routine when it comes to brushing your teeth, but what about when it comes to brushing your tongue? That’s right, practicing regular oral hygiene goes beyond brushing and flossing and includes the cleaning of your tongue as an important part of your overall health.
Here are a few reasons why you should brush your tongue every time your brush your teeth:
- Helps eliminate bad breath.
- Reduces risk of gum disease and cavities – bacteria likes to build up on our tongues!
- Sharpens your taste – with less buildup on your tongue, your tastebuds will open up, enjoying more vivid flavors.
- Helps avoid the development of oral thrush, which is a fungal infection of the mouth.
Next time you find yourself brushing your teeth, don’t forget to run your toothbrush along your tongue! If you want a separate tool for taking care of your tongue, you can obtain a tongue scraper at your local pharmacy or grocery store. Ask your dentist if they recommend a particular brand.