Cleaning Your Tongue

Benefits of Cleaning Your Tongue

In addition to regular brushing and flossing, cleaning your tongue has a significant impact on your oral health. Studies have shown that tongue cleaning reduces the risk of getting dental diseases. 

Key takeaways:

  • Cleaning your tongue clears harmful bacteria and prevents bad breath.
  • A clean tongue promotes the general well- being of your body.
  • Cleaning the tongue is known to improve digestion and enhance a person’s sense of taste.

Brush your tongue along with your teeth, and rinse with antibacterial mouthwash after snacks. Also, visit your dentist for professional oral cleaning and checkups.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.