Many may not know the importance of cleaning their tongue. Of course, brushing your teeth and gums is important, but just like the rest of your mouth, the tongue is home to millions of bacteria that can cause an inflammatory cascade in your immune system. Keeping it clean is essential if you want to prevent ingesting harmful microorganisms. You can use your toothbrush or tongue scraper to remove bacteria on the tongue. Use gentle pressure to pull your brush/tongue scraper from the back to the tip of your tongue. Cleaning your tongue on a regular basis will help improve your immune system, allow you to enjoy the taste of food better, and reduce plaque levels. A healthy tongue means a healthy body! If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or click here.