Do you brush your tongue every day? The dentists and staff at King Dental recommend that you brush your tongue every day. Your tongue should be pink in color. If your tongue has a white coating on it, then it is time to go to work!
Brush your tongue with a soft toothbrush and water. Toothpaste is not necessary but some people prefer it. Brushing your tongue will remove the bacteria and small food particles that have collected on the surface of your tongue.
Wondering why you should brush your tongue?
1. Freshen your breath. Bacteria on the tongue can lead to bad breath.
2. Help prevent gum disease. The same bacteria that causes gum disease collects on your tongue. If you brush your teeth every day, floss daily and brush your tongue as well, you will help to fend off gum disease.
3. Helps your food taste better. The bumps on your tongue are your taste buds. If your taste buds are covered by a film of bacteria, you will not be able to taste as much.
If you have any questions, please ask our dentists at King Dental.