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Can you eat off your tongue?? with Deb Grant

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Deb Grant owner of Oraspa talks with us today about the tongue and why it's important to keep it clean. The tongue harbors over 60% of the bacteria in your mouth, yet most people don't think twice about it. Listen in to learn how and why this strong muscle is so important.

Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2008 Sep-Oct;47(2):267-75. Epub 2007 Oct 25.

Tongue-coating as risk indicator for aspiration pneumonia in edentate elderly.

A total of 71 edentulous Japanese people aged 65 years or older living in nursing homes were enrolled in the study. The results demonstrate that tongue-coating is associated with number of viable salivary bacterial cells and development of aspiration pneumonia, suggesting that tongue-coating is a risk indicator of aspiration pneumonia in edentate subjects.

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