It’s not enough to only brush your teeth regularly. In order to prevent bad breath and white residue, you also need to clean your tongue. It’s not a rocket science, don’t worry, you just need a tongue scraper or a toothbrush with a scraper and these 5 easy steps to effectively clean your tongue.
It’s ideal to start washing your mouth with a tongue scrape. Take the scraper and start scraping from the back of your tongue to the front. Rinse the scraper after each stroke and don’t press too hard. It’s a common myth that you need to press as hard as possible to effectively clean your tongue. But really, you can only cause soreness and nothing more. Also, try not to give yourself a gag reflex, it’s not very pleasant.
After you’re done with your first scraping, you should rinse your mouth with clean water. No mouthwashes just yet, this time just take a good sip of water, swish it around and underneath your tongue and spit. If you feel like you need more than one rinse, repeat once again.
Now comes the actual cleaning part. Take a small amount of toothpaste and spread it evenly across the surface of your tongue. Spread it as far back as you can reach, but again, don’t start gaging. Choose a toothpaste that doesn’t dry your mouth. It would be ideal if you could leave the toothpaste on your tongue while you’re brushing your teeth. Still, if you can’t, just spit as soon as you start feeling uncomfortable.
Whether you’ve managed to keep the toothpaste on your tongue while brushing your teeth or not, now it’s the time for a second scrape. Scrape the tongue in a same way you did in the beginning, this time taking the excess toothpaste off the tongue as well. Rinse your mouth well with a lot of water, then floss.
Finish this routine with an anti – bacterial mouth wash. Make sure to choose one that is not too strong, because it can cause a burning sensation on a tongue that’s just been scrapped. Take a good sip of the mouthwash and swish it around your mouth for at least 30 seconds. Spit, rinse your mouth with water once again, and that’s it. All done!
Follow this routine daily and you are sure to get rid of the bad breath and the white residue on your tongue. However, if this does not help, you might have a bigger bacterial problem and you need to look for an advice from your dentist. You will get a special toothpaste, mouthwash, or maybe even some antibiotics if the problem is really serious. Don’t put it off for too long, because if left untreated this can cause a bigger problem that will need both more effort and more time to solve.
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