You brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day. Flossing on a daily basis is recommended as well. But do you take the same care to brush your tongue? Brushing and flossing are requisite components of a good oral hygiene routine because they remove bacteria and plaque from tooth enamel and gum tissue. What some individuals may not know, however, is that these harmful bacteria reside on the tongue as well. So even if you are rigorous about keeping your teeth and gums clean, you may still be putting them at risk for tooth decay and gum disease if you overlook your tongue. To promote ultimate oral health, brush your tongue from back to front each time you brush your teeth.
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