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Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue!

Woman Using a Tongue Scraper

Brushing Your Tongue Helps Freshen Breath

With all the mints, mouthwash, chewing gum and other cover-ups available, there are many ways to freshen your breath. But, if you consistently suffer from halitosis, you might be forgetting an easy way to combat odor-causing bacteria… cleaning your tongue!

It makes perfect sense if you think about it, the tongue is one of the largest structures in the mouth, and its textured surface provides the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. Furthermore, since this vital organ makes contact with nearly every other part of the mouth, a dirty tongue can re-infect clean teeth with bacteria and germs. So, after brushing your teeth, remember to brush your tongue as well, or use a specialized tongue scraper (available at any pharmacy).

Cleaning the tongue is quick and easy, and while most people simply don’t think to include it as part of their oral hygiene routine, it just might be the solution to bad breath you’re looking for!

About Dr. William J. Black

William Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He then went on to the UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1992. Following dental school, Dr. Black served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years as a dentist. He then settled in the Sacramento area where he opened his practice in 1996. Dr. Black is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is currently pursuing Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Black has 8 children, works actively with the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys gardening.

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