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At any point in time, millions of acids could be resting on your tongue. Not content to cause bad breath alone, these little acids could also be leading to a host of other problems. Cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper will aid you to defend your oral health, and to do so most effectively, you need to be using a tongue scraper correctly. Here are some suggestions you can follow to keep your fresh breath and your clean mouth:

–Flush off the tongue scraper before and after use. Bacteria from your tongue could remain on the scraper if it’s not cleaned.

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

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

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

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

-Wash your mouth out with water once you’re done with the tongue cleaner.

Hopefully, some of these tongue cleaning tips can help you. Have any additional inquiries about cleaning your pearly whites? Feel free to set up your next checkup with Dr. Peter D Kim at Truxtun Family Dentistry in Bakersfield, California, by calling 661-327-7497 now. We’ll get you penciled in quickly, and we’ll love to answer any queries you have about tongue cleaning.