When you are brushing and flossing whether it is in the morning or right before bed, how much attention do you give your tongue? Cleaning your tongue in addition to cleaning your gums and enamel can improve bad breath, possibly eliminate it, and leave your mouth feeling cleaner overall. Dr. Lis Bradley, DDS suggests investing in a tongue cleaner, but you have all the tools you need right at home.
Your toothbrush is a powerful tool and it can be used to clean the tongue. It may tickle at first, but brushing the tongue has many benefits, such as fighting bad breath, improving your sense of taste, and controlling unwanted bacteria that can contribute to tooth decay. If you don’t wish to invest in a tongue cleaner, a spoon can be a helpful tool to clean your tongue. Simply turn the spoon sideways and gently scraper forward any film that is on the tongue. Your mouth will instantly feel cleaner.
If you have questions or concerns about oral hygiene or dental health, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.lisbradleydds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lis Bradley, DDS in Brentwood, TN, call 615-778-0810.