Words of Wisdom No.3 – Clean your tongue

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Third tip in our Words of Wisdom series on tooth brushing tips involves your tongue. As an orthodontist Fresno CA team, we are dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy mouth. Most people recognize the importance of making sure your teeth and gums are healthy, but sometimes the tongue is neglected.

Failing to perform the proper maintenance on your tongue could have serious consequences. It could cause bacteria to grow which can lead to conditions like gingivitis, black hairy tongue, bad breath, and others. This post will give you some guidance on making sure your tongue is as healthy as the rest of your mouth.

How to Clean your Tongue

First, apply a little bit of toothpaste to the surface of your tongue. This will help kill any bacteria. Use a tongue scraper to gently scrub the surface of your tongue. You can find tongue scrapers at your local pharmacy or grocery store. Do this very carefully since you don’t want to irritate your tongue. Scrape your tongue in a downward motion making sure you’re not applying too much pressure. This should be done at least once a day. After scraping your tongue, make sure you rinse out your mouth with water. If you want, you can use mouthwash every now and then to fight any bad odors.

Make sure you regularly clean your tongue scraper. You don’t want to end up putting the bacteria back on your tongue! If you soak it in hydrogen peroxide or a denture cleaner, your scraper will be safe to use.

If you are concerned about your oral health, then you should make sure you’re cleaning your tongue regularly in order to prevent the buildup of bacteria. Regular dental checkups are also important for your oral health. A dental professional can help you make sure that you’re doing a good job keeping your mouth clean and healthy. If you’re looking for a Fresno orthodontist or a Clovis orthodontist, contact us today!

Nalchajian Orthodontics
7501 N Fresno St, Suite 105, Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: (559) 432 7100

Words of Wisdom No.3 – Clean your tongue

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