Your Tongue, AKA Bacteria’s Favourite Place to Hide!

Your Tongue, AKA Bacteria’s Favourite Place to Hide!

When was the last time you brushed or scraped your tongue? Did you even know that you should? Your tongue is full of little grooves and folds where cavity- and gum disease- causing bacteria love to hang out and cause bad breath!

How to effectively clean your tongue:

  1. Choose your weapon! There are a few options here. You can purchase a tool called a tongue scraper, which is not nearly as scary as it sounds. Alternatively, you could use the rough patch on the back of some toothbrushes, or even your toothbrush bristles.
  2. Brush your tongue! Whether you choose your toothbrush or a special tongue scraper, the key is to be very gentle and to go from the back of your tongue to the front. No need to scrub, in fact that will hurt! Just a gentle back to front motion and your tongue will be clean!

A tongue scraper and the skill to use it are great tools to have in your arsenal to fight cavities, gum disease and bad breath. As always, our passion at Simcoe Family Dentistry is your healthy smile! We love to provide tips and tricks to stay healthy on the inside and out. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram as well as this blog for all things related to oral health!

 

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Being a part of Ontario health care team and following guidelines released by Ministry of Health and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, our office NOW can provide Regular Dental Services and Emergency Dental Services for patients who has NO SYMPTOMS of FEVER, COUGH or DIFFICULTY BREATHING, DIARRHEA, RASH of unknown origin and have NO HISTORY OF TRAVEL or have been in contact with person COVID 19 within LAST 14 days.

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THE STANDARD OF CARE, so every patient can feel safe during their visit to his/her appointment. HOSPITAL AIR FILTRATION AND UVC LIGHT UNITS being installed at all offices areas. Regulated by Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, we are currently CAN provide non-essential and elective dental services, such as routine dental check ups, teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, teeth fillings or cosmetic procedures.

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