Why you should always brush your tongue

clean tongue Do you know that brushing your tongue is just as important as brushing your teeth? Many people don’t realize this, and that’s why they suffer from halitosis (bad breath). With the help of our dentists, including Drs. Eugene and Olga Titov of Marsh Cove Dental and Implant Center, patients like you in the Naples, FL area can learn more about managing bad breath. Our team can discuss the importance of brushing your tongue and how it can help in preventing halitosis. Knowing how to care for your smile is vital in ensuring not only that bad breath is resolved, but the smile is free from cavities and periodontal disease.

Why do we need to brush our tongues?

The bacteria and food particles that accumulate on our tongues can cause bad breath, or halitosis. Brushing your tongue helps remove these harmful substances and keeps your breath smelling fresh. In addition, brushing your tongue can also help improve your overall oral health by removing plaque and bacteria from teeth and gums. Some patients might like the added benefit of using a tongue scraper. Scrape from the back of the tongue towards the front and spit out any debris after brushing the teeth.

Make sure to add brushing your tongue to your daily dental routine! It’s an easy way to keep your mouth healthy and smelling great.

What other recommendations do dentists have for keeping the smile healthy?

  • Brush and floss after every meal to ensure you remove food particles that can contribute to dental problems
  • Use mouthwash as an extra step to freshen breath and maintaining oral health and wellness
  • Call the dentist if changes occur in your smile, such as bleeding gums or breakage of dental restorations
  • Visit the dentist at least every six months for a cleaning and evaluation with our team

How do I learn more about oral health care?

There are many recommendations that may be made to ensure a patient maintains his or her oral health over the course of a lifetime. If you are looking for a dentist in the Naples, FL area and are ready to work with a professional at Marsh Cove Dental and Implant Center, call our office today at 239-331-3575 to request an appointment with Drs. Eugene and Olga Titov. Our facility is open to new patients.

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