Let’s Talk About Your Tongue!

When you’re talking with us or even your friends about your oral health, chances are good that you’re spending the majority of said conversations going over details regarding your teeth. Or your gums. However, lengthy discussions about your tongue may rarely take place, if ever! While this may seem like an okay part of your body to leave out of the equation, it’s actually something that requires care and attention! Consider some new knowledge you really do need!

It Needs You To Clean It…

Remember that your tongue needs you to clean it. It doesn’t magically stay clean or clean itself. If this concept leaves you a bit struck with horror because you have already spent your whole life not including this part of your mouth in your oral health protection, don’t worry: It’s never too late to begin and it may offer additional protection to your smile! Brush it. Clean it with a tongue scraper. It’s your choice! Just make sure you’re consistent and do it daily.

Upon Closer Inspection…

If you notice any changes to your tongue, it’s always a good idea to call us up, set up a visit, and let us talk with you about what you’re seeing. What types of things can happen to your tongue? Well, inflamed taste buds happen from eating hot food sometimes, you could end up with a canker sore, you may notice a white color from bacterial buildup or thrush, a scalloped edge may point to bruxism, and the list goes on. It’s difficult to figure out what to do about these oral health changes on your own but very easy when you see us for a checkup.

Treat Your Tongue Well With Dental Care

Clean your tongue at home with your dental hygiene and remember that we will monitor its health during scheduled checkups. Schedule a visit with your dentist in Austin, TX by contacting Austin General Dentistry today at 512-346-5540.