Why You Should Not Forget to Clean Your Tongue

As well as regular teeth brushing and dentist appointments, cleaning your tongue can help reduce the risk of oral issues. Cleaning the tongue removes harmful bacteria which may otherwise cause tooth decay or bad breath.

Key takeaways:

–   Besides using a toothbrush, you can also use a special tool to scrape the tongue to remove harmful bacteria.

–   The risk from oral issues such as tooth decay and gum disease may be reduced by tongue scraping.

–   Using either a toothbrush or a tongue scraper is better than not cleaning the tongue at all.

“Simply by scraping your tongue twice a day after cleaning your teeth, you may be able to reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in your oral cavity and lower your risk of oral health problems.”

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