Brushing and flossing is an important place to start with your oral hygiene, but it’s not the end. After all, plaque can adhere to any surface in your mouth. This includes your tongue; the surface of your tongue is coated in bacteria that has just as much potential to rot your gums or enamel as that found on your teeth.
Cleaning Your Tongue
The good news is that cleaning your tongue is a fairly simple part of your oral care routine. You can remove the plaque and detritus that gathers on your tongue by gently brushing the surface with your toothbrush once a day.
There are also special tools designed specifically for scraping your tongue, which many people find more comfortable for scraping closer to the throat. You can find tongue scrapers sold in most dental aisles, and occasionally built into the handle of your toothbrush.
You can learn more about scraping your tongue or otherwise practicing proper dental care at Bellevue Overlake Dental. Contact our Bellevue dentist office today to schedule an appointment.