Are you doing everything you can to keep your breath fresh?

ID-100278402-199x300Did you know? 80% of bad breath comes from the back of your tongue! This means that if you miss brushing your tongue, you could be missing out on bacteria that is sitting and smelling in your mouth. A huge concern that many of our clients at Jordan Dentistry have is bad breath and this is the first suggestion we make when keeping a healthy mouth. No one wants to be the person with bad breath, but 9 out of 10 people will experience it at some point. Here are a few tips from our team:

Do I have to clean my tongue? Yes!

Many of the bacteria that is found in your mouth is on the back of your tongue and it is the leading cause of bad breath. In addition to bad breath this can cause plaque build up, gingivitis and oral health problems. Reducing the amount of bacteria can reduce the risk of these problems.

Can’t I just use my toothbrush?

You can use your tooth brush to clean your tongue but we prefer tongue cleansers as they are 7 times more effective in reducing bad breath-causing bacteria than simply brushing.

Looking to make an appointment?

For improvement in both your general and oral health, ask your ask our team for great tips! Our friendly, knowledgeable office staff always strives to provide you with a comfortable experience, and our highly trained dentist, Dr. Jordan.  In addition, you can also follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter! Thanks again and a warm welcome from the team at Jordan Dentistry!

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