Brushing Your Tongue

Did you know that brushing your tongue is as important as brushing and flossing your teeth?

Your tongue may appear flat but its surface is actually textured with bumps, ridges and taste buds. Everything you eat passes over your tongue and the irregular terrain makes it an ideal breeding ground for anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that live without air) and microscopic food particles to accumulate. If left unattended, the build-up will produce "Volatile Sulfur Compounds" creating an unsightly film over the surface of the tongue and a foul chronic bad breath. (Halitosis)

If you don't already brush your tongue as part of your daily oral healthcare; start today.

Using a soft toothbrush, gently scrub the top of the tongue from the back to the front and rinse generously with water. This small addition to your daily cleaning and preventative dental routine will leave your mouth with a fresh confident feeling and a much healthier you.

Ronald Rosser DDS