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Your Tongue and the Roof of Your Mouth Need Brushing Too
Posted on 8/25/2018 by Office
For many people, proper dental hygiene involves brushing the teeth and flossing daily. All of the emphasis is on the teeth, and while your pearly whites are certainly important, they can't be your sole focus. The roof of your mouth and your tongue are a hotbed of activity within the oral cavity, so you need to brush these areas, too. Brushing Your TongueThere are hundreds of bacterial species that live in the mouth. While not all are harmful, the bad ones often camp out on the tongue. If you don't brush regularly, your tongue will spread these bad bacteria throughout the mouth, leading to a variety of problems. Some of the most common include. Additionally, food may begin to taste different, as the taste buds will become duller. Brushing the Roof of Your MouthThe same logic goes into effect when it comes to brushing the roof of your mouth. If you fail to do so, you give bacteria a safe place to hide out and multiply. For that matter, you should also brush inside of your cheeks and the outer edge of your jaws. In addition to proper brushing, if you want the healthiest possible mouth, you need to visit your dentist regularly. Regardless of how long it has been since your last cleaning, it is important to get your mouth checked out. Call us today to set up your appointment....

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