How to Keep a Healthy Tongue | Dentist in Newman GA

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When it comes to oral health, protecting your teeth and gums are often the focus. However, did you know that your tongue needs proper care as well? Your tongue is responsible for many essential functions like swallowing, tasting, and talking, but it can harbor bacteria that harms your oral health. Learn how to keep your tongue healthy by following these four treatment tips. 

Practice Optimal Oral Hygiene 

Brushing and flossing twice a day will protect your mouth from pesky bacteria, but make sure to brush  your tongue as well. As an alternative, try using a tongue scraper once a day. Tongue scrapers will  scrape away any build up that has formed on your tongue. 

Drink Plenty of Water 

If you are dehydrated, it’s possible for your tongue to lose moisture and become uncomfortable.  Drinking water ensures your hydration and will wash away food particles and bacteria from the surface  of your tongue. Proper hydration can also prevent bad breath. 

Maintain a Healthy Diet 

Your tongue is a muscle, and what you eat can affect its health. Fill your diet with foods that are rich in  vitamins and minerals, calcium, lean protein, and fiber. Avoid eating processed foods and treats that are  filled with sugar. 

Visit our Dental Office 

By visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a routine cleaning and examination, you can protect your  tongue, teeth, and the rest of your mouth. During these visits, we will thoroughly check all aspects of  your oral health. We will then work with you to create an oral health plan that is tailored to your needs. 

Don’t let your oral health slip by neglecting proper care for your tongue! Put these four tips into practice  so you can enjoy a bright and healthy smile. Contact our office today to learn more about proper oral  care or to schedule your next appointment.

Schultz Family Dental of Newnan
Phone: (470) 400-1553
931 Lower Fayetteville Rd, Suite G
Newnan, GA 30263
Schultz Family Dental, Newnan, GA

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