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Your tongue can be an amazing instrument of your health and happiness. It helps you communicate kind words to loved ones, helps you digest delicious foods, and even aids in cleaning your mouth. It cares so well for you, why not care for it too?

Your tongue can hold all kinds of disease causing bacteria and is one of the main culprits for bad breath. That’s why it should be a focused part of your oral hygiene routine every day. Also, the cleaner your tongue is, the better access your taste buds have to your food, enabling you to enjoy the subtler flavors in your delectable meals.

So how do you clean it? You have three tongue tools at your disposal: a toothbrush, a tongue scraper, or a tongue brush. If you are looking for a hassle-free way to keep your tongue clean, simply brush it with your toothbrush and toothpaste while you brush the rest of your mouth. This may not be the most effective method, however. A tongue scraper will literally scrape away any bacteria hiding beneath the surface. A tongue brush is shaped somewhat like a toothbrush but is designed specifically to reach the grooves and crevices in the tongue. Either of these are helpful for giving your tongue the proper cleaning it deserves.

If you have any questions about how to best clean your tongue, don’t hesitate to contact Smile By Design in Douglasville, Georgia at 770-942-1096. Dr. Parth Patel and our friendly staff will be happy to help.