Even though the bacteria on your tongue are helpful for breaking down food, the by-products from that process, along with other factors like dry mouth, can leave you with bad breath. Taking a second to clean your tongue regularly will help remove bacteria and control bad breath.

While you may think that only your Saginaw, MI dentist can do a good job, you can clean your tongue at home with your toothbrush or a tongue scraper. You want to make sure to stick your tongue out as much as you can, sliding gently from the back of your tongue to the tip. Dr. Schau and team can show you the proper way to clean your tongue. Be sure to wash it off between each pass to avoid putting bacteria back on your tongue. You can also use a therapeutic mouthwash designed to control bacteria. These mouthwashes are available both by prescription from Dr. Jennifer Schau and over the counter.

If you’re concerned about your tongue health, visit the Saginaw, MI dental team for an examination and treatment plan to keep your tongue in its best health.

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