Do You Clean Your Tongue?
Yes, I do. That is probably what anyone will answer if asked this question and I bet as you are reading this post you are like 'yeah I clean my tongue'. Here is the tricky question, with what? what do you clean it with?
By the way, in all honesty, I have never been to the dentist, never felt the need to but planning do so soon. Growing up, I was kinda raised in the sense of 'if it's not broken, why fix it' so I had no reason to go for a check up.
Answer to my question up there- if you were like me 6 months ago you will say toothbrush, that's right and it's a normal way to clean your mouth and the build up on your tongue. I have, however, recently discovered that it is not the most effective way of cleaning your tongue as the toothbrush does not reach all the corners of your tongue comfortably. I also learnt that 90% of bad breath comes from a dirty tongue so you might want to keep that tongue clean- can you imagine what your tongue goes through?
So am sharing with you what I have bought, tested, now using and it is working for me.
A tongue scraper- instead of brushing scrap the tongue of all the build up from food and drink consumption.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING A TONGUE SCRAPER
1. Reaches areas of your tongue your toothbrush cannot reach comfortably.
2. Reduces bad breath.
3. May reduce the build up of bacteria on the tongue - if you scrap regularly.
4. Helps tongue feel fresher.
5. Confidently take a 'tongue-out' selfie :).
I have made a habit of scraping my tongue at least once a day.
Tongue scraping is not a substitute for brushing your teeth.
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