Brushing the tongue

Brush your tongue from back to front. Some people put some toothpaste or mouthwash on their toothbrush when they do this. Brushing your tongue helps remove plaque, which can cause bad breath and encourage bacteria growth.

Brushing the tongue

How to brush the tongue

Brush your tongue from back to front. Some people put some toothpaste or mouthwash on their toothbrush when they do this.

Brushing your tongue helps remove plaque, which can cause bad breath and encourage bacteria growth.

Current as ofOctober 3, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Arden G. Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry

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