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    Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue

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    Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue

    The tongue is a set of muscles that help you chew and speak properly. However, the tongue can also be home to bacteria in your mouth. Your mouth contains over 750 species of bacteria, but not all of them are bad. In fact, most are helpful. But some of the bad bacteria—such as those that can cause tooth decay and bad breath—live on the tongue [1]. Cleaning your tongue through tongue brushing or scraping is an important part of your oral care routine and can help you maintain a clean, healthy smile!

    An article by Dr. Ahmed Uthman.  Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

    Read the full article here: Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue


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