cleaning tongue

Why Caring for Your Tongue Is Important

How long has it been since your brushed or scraped your tongue while caring for your teeth? This is always important, as harmful bacteria may otherwise build up and lead to a trip to your local dentist. What techniques can be used and is one more effective than the other? Here are some key facts:

  • Tongue scrapers can help to remove germs.
  • You may also use a standard toothbrush with toothpaste.
  • Studies have found that scraping may be slightly more effective.

“If you haven’t made cleaning your tongue a part of your daily oral care routine, it’s time to start.”

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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.