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Halitosis and Tongue Brushing

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Now don’t admit it, but how many have stuck out their bright green, red, or Cheetos-coated tongue at a sibling? This proves that stuff can actually stick, right? Did you ever think about your tongue as a trap for bacteria? That is exactly why people need to brush their tongue at least once a day, and I think bedtime gives folks the best opportunity to reduce their bacterial count for the longest length of time.

Here is the method I suggest: Keeping your tongue relaxed, start with the toothbrush head across the back of the tongue, and brush toward the front. Repeat until the coating is gone, then rinse your mouth, preferably with mouthwash. Guess what? This quick technique reduces your risk of decay and halitosis, commonly called bad breath.

Contact Winterset Dental today to find out which treatment is right for you.