You’re likely already aware of the importance of oral health and know that it is crucial to brush your teeth at least twice a day. However, most people tend to neglect a very important part of their mouths while thinking about oral hygiene: their tongue.
Your dentist may have been telling you to brush your teeth twice a day ever since you were a little kid, but they seldom talk about the tongue. Maybe it is because the tongue comes under the umbrella of brushing your teeth.
However, without being explicitly told about the importance of brushing their tongue, it is natural that many people don’t think of it as important as brushing their teeth.
If you only scrape your tongue before visiting the dentist, here are a few reasons you should change that habit today.
Overall, there are no reasons that you should skip brushing your tongue. You can also get a tongue scraper that is specially designed to clean the tongue. However, if you find it hard to get your hands on a tongue scraper or just feel it is inconvenient to get an extra tool just for the tongue, a regular toothbrush does a fine job as well.