90066 Dentist in Culver City advice: Should I brush my tongue?

Q: I’ve heard I should brush my tongue. Why?

A: Brushing your tongue is a good idea, and if you have a white coating on your tongue you should talk to your dentist about proper oral hygiene. The tongue is home to bacteria that are involved in many systemic health problems, including periodontal trouble, tooth decay, plaque and bad breath. Dead bacteria in the back of the tongue can also cause bad breath, or halitosis.

There are special devices for cleaning your tongue, such as the tongue cleaner seen here. Use it every day for better health and fresher breath!

Dr. Natalie Khadavi sees patients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our website or give us a call at (310) 482-3971 for more information about how we can provide you and your family with healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

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