Taking Care of your Tongue
Cleaning your tongue is part of a healthy oral hygiene routine. Here at Aurora Dental Studio, we will teach you how to clean your tongue using a tongue scraper.
A tongue scraper, also known as tongue cleaner, is an oral hygiene tool made for cleaning the surfaces of the tongue. You can buy this tool from your local drug store. They may offer a plastic or metal tongue scraper, depending on your preference. If tongue cleaning is neglected, it can cause halitosis or bad breath.
Here’s how you can clean your tongue using a tongue scraper:
Clean your tongue before or after brushing your teeth. When cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper, it is important that you start scraping at the back of your tongue and slowly work your way forward to remove the food particles away from your mouth.
Rinse the scraper under warm water after each scrape of the tongue. Make sure you use light pressure when scraping your tongue to prevent bleeding. Concentrate on the center where the majority of the odor-causing bacteria resides.
Clean the side and the back of your tongue too to ensure that you remove all the food residues from your mouth. Rinse the tongue scraper before and after using it. Then, gargle with water or mouthwash after cleaning your tongue.
Cleaning your tongue is as important as brushing and flossing your teeth. Make tongue cleaning a habit! If you have questions on tongue cleaning or oral hygiene, please contact us at Aurora Dental Studio!
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