We know that one of the things you might feel you know least about in terms of your oral health is your tongue. You use it every single day to help you eat and taste your foods. It certainly takes up quite a lot of real estate in your mouth, as well. However, you may find that it’s a bit of a mystery. While it’s strong and can heal quickly, our Riverside, CA team reminds you that like every other part of your mouth, it needs the proper care and attention, too! Give your Riverside dentist a moment to review some important details with you, so you don’t overlook them!

Remember: Your Tongue Traps Stuff

You are well aware that your teeth are coated in bacteria-rich plaque every day. You know that they have grooves in which food particles can become trapped. You know that stuff can accumulate beneath your gumline, too. However, your tongue? You may not have realized that it has quite a lot of surface area and little places for bacteria and food particles to become stuck, too! So, with that said, it can contribute to oral health problems, bad breath, and more when it’s not cared for, reminds your Riverside dentist!

You Should Certainly Clean Your Tongue Every Day!

Clean your tongue. It’s that simple. Brush it with your brush and paste (during dental hygiene). Or, rely on the beloved tongue scraper, which offers you a gentle alternative to brush bristles (and is available at the drugstore).

It’s Okay To Schedule A Checkup (For Your Tongue)

Maybe you notice that your tongue feels sore. Perhaps you notice that you have a sore on your tongue. Maybe you’ve been brushing and have tried a tongue scraper but for some reason, you feel that you cannot get your tongue as clean as it should be. Remember that it’s perfectly normal and even common for patients to worry about this part of their oral health! If you need help with your dental hygiene or a change you have noticed, simply call your Riverside dentist ASAP to schedule a dental checkup. We can help you and offer you helpful information, so you feel more confident about your future tongue care!

See Us For Tongue Care

When you notice a change with your tongue’s tissue, you aren’t sure about care, or you’re dealing with any related concern, remember to call your Riverside dentist ASAP. Schedule a visit for more information! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.