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At any point in time, millions of bacterial acids could be resting on your tongue. Not satisfied to cause bad breath alone, these small bacterial acids could also be leading to a host of other health problems. Cleaning your tongue will aid you to defend your dental health, and to do so, you need to be using a tongue scraper correctly. Here are a few instructions you can follow to save your fresh breath and your clean oral cavity:

-Rinse off the tongue scraper before and after use. Bacteria from your tongue could stay on the scraper if it’s left dirty.

-Don’t worry about scraping your tongue in any particular order; no order is more helpful than any other.

-When using the scraper, scrape gently because forceful scraping could hurt your tongue.

-Start at the back of the tongue and pull the scraper forward, removing bacteria as you go.

-Clean the top, bottom, and sides of your tongue.

-Wash your oral cavity out with water once you’re completed with the tongue cleaner.

Hopefully, some of these tongue cleaning tips can help you. Have any more inquiries about cleaning your pearly whites? Feel free to pencil in your next visit with Dr. Dennis Jenkins at Designing Smiles PSC in Sellersburg, Indiana, by calling 812-246-3386 now. We’ll get you penciled in hastily, and we’ll love to answer any inquiries you have about tongue cleaning.