Brushing the tongue

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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 encourages bacteria growth.

Last Updated: April 23, 2009

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BSc, DDS, MPH - Dentist

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