Brushing the tongue

How to brush the tongue

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 encourage bacteria growth.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry

Current as ofNovember 20, 2015

Current as of: November 20, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry