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Do you need to brush your tongue?

The tongue is a major feature of the mouth and makes it possible for us to eat and articulate our speech. Without it, we would not be able to taste anything.

The surface of your tongue is covered in tiny bumps called papillae, and within the grooves of these bumps collects bacteria, dead skin cells, and food particles.

Just like bacteria builds up on and in between your teeth, hardening into plaque and tartar if not removed, bacteria also builds up on your tongue.

Coffee turns it brown, red wine turns it red. The truth is, your tongue is just as much of a target for bacteria as your teeth are.

 You should brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth.

  • brush back and forth
  • brush side to side
  • rinse your mouth with water

Do not over brush, though. You don’t want to break the skin!

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