Best Ways To Clean Your Tongue

Posted by McKeel Family Dentistry on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Oral Health And Cleaning Your Tongue 

Did you know that cleaning your tongue is an important part of your oral health routine? Your tongue plays host to a number of bacteria that are harmful to your oral health and overall health. Gresham locals should remember to clean their tongue twice a day after brushing. 

When cleaning your tongue, be gentle and take your time. Your tongue should not be sore nor should it bleed during or after the process of cleaning. After cleaning your tongue, rinse your mouth thoroughly to get rid of stray debris. 

Use A Toothbrush 

One of the ways you can clean your tongue is, of course, with a toothbrush. With a little bit of tooth past and gentle, circular motions, brush as much of your tongue as you can without triggering your gag reflex. Some toothbrushes may even have a built-in tongue cleaner on the back of the toothbrush head. Rinse as needed while you clean. 

Use Floss 

Floss can also be used to clean your tongue. Hold the ends between your fingers and use the middle section of the floss to gently scrape your tongue clean. Move on to a clean section of floss or rinse the floss as you need while you clean. 

Use A Tongue Scraper 

Tongue scrapers are tools made from a flexible plastic and are specially made for cleaning your tongue. Use this tool to carefully peel away layers of bacteria build-up and rinse away the debris as needed. 

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