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Everyone knows it is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, but what about your tongue? Brushing your teeth can fight against cavities and gum disease. Brushing your tongue is important because it can fight against bad breath.

Here at Cambridge Family Dentistry in Wichita, Kansas, we want your whole mouth to be healthy. Our dentists, Dr. Dean Wright, and our team want to help you understand how brushing your tongue along with your teeth can help your oral health.

Many people overlook the tongue while brushing their teeth. By overlooking brushing your tongue, you are allowing bacteria to start to grow inside your mouth. Bacteria on your tongue can lead to halitosis, or bad breath. By brushing your tongue, you are able to remove those bacteria that may be on your tongue and help fight against one of the causes of bad breath.

As you can see, it is important to brush your tongue, just like it is important to brush your teeth. If you have any further questions about your oral health, or if you would like to schedule a professional cleaning, please call us today at 316-687-2110 to make an appointment. Our team is waiting to help you.