Words of Wisdom No.3 – Clean your tongue

Many people forget to care for their tongue. An incredible amount of bacteria can reside upon it. This can be the source of bad smells, and a breeding ground for the bacteria that will quickly form a thin, sticky film upon your teeth that were just cleaned. Taking care of your tongue is a skill that everyone, from kids to older adults, should learn.

How Important is Cleaning Your Tongue?

Cleaning your tongue is one of those things that needs to be done during your oral maintenance routine. It helps to break loose the bacteria that will stick to your flesh, and can help remove more contaminants from your mouth. The result is a happier, healthier smile that lasts longer. It also comes with the benefit of making your mouth feel even more refreshed.

What Else Should You Do?

While tending to your tongue is something you should do on a regular basis, it’s not the end-all, be-all of having an amazing smile. It will help, but there are certain things that only your orthodontist can help you fix. Misalignment of the teeth, for example, is something that you will require braces to fix.

The good news is that you don’t have to have a mouth full of wires to obtain straight teeth. Cutting-edge techniques like Invisalign utilizes removable retaining trays designed to realign your teeth.

These braces are more comfortable, less obtrusive, and allow you to continue smiling while you use them. They conform to your lifestyle.

Making Your Smile Gorgeous

Maintaining your smile is one thing you can do on your own, but correcting malocclusion and other more serious issues will require the help of an orthodontist.

Dr. Stephan Tisseront and his team at Tisseront Orthodontics work to make every patient’s smile as gorgeous as it should be.

Schedule an appointment with our orthodontist, call 703-773-1200 today to see about how new alignment techniques like Invisalign can help you feel more confident about your smile.