Your tongue is a priceless tool. It can assist you in conversing with loved ones, forming friendships, landing business deals, digesting scrumptious meals, and even clean the rest of your mouth. In order to do its best, however, it needs to be cleaned every day.
In the course of its daily tasks, your tongue can act like a sponge for all kinds of bad bacteria. The dirtier it becomes, the less effective as a cleaner and tool for eating it can be. On the contrary, the cleaner your teeth are, the more your taste buds are able to savor the flavors of your favorite foods and the better it is at rescuing your teeth and gums from bacteria in the mouth.
So what’s the best cleansing method for your tongue? Consider one of these three oral hygiene tools: a toothbrush, a tongue scraper, or a tongue brush. If you are looking for the easiest way to get the job done, choose the toothbrush; you can just add the tongue to your twice daily brushing routine. If you don’t mind a little more effort, however, try a tongue scraper or tongue brush. A tongue scraper is made of a handle and blade which will safely scour the bacteria away from your tongue. A tongue brush is looks like a toothbrush but has bristles which are made specially to reach the grooves and crevices in the tongue.
If you have any questions or are ready for a checkup, don’t hesitate to phone Trine Dental Group in Orland Park, Illinois at 708-448-2588. Dr. Christopher Pavletic and our friendly staff will be happy to help.