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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.
Last Revised: January 7, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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