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At any point in time, millions of acids could be sitting on your tongue. Not satisfied to cause bad breath alone, these small bacteria could also be creating a host of other health problems. Cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper will assist you to defend your oral health, and to do so most effectively, you need to be using a tongue scraper correctly. Here are some instructions you can follow to save your fresh breath and your clean oral cavity:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hopefully, some of these tongue cleaning tips can help you. Have any additional questions about cleaning your teeth? Feel free to pencil in your next appointment with Dr. Sheldon Kupferman at Riverdale Dental Arts in Riverdale, New York, by calling 718-548-1148 now. We’ll get you penciled in speedily, and we’ll love to answer any queries you have about tongue cleaning.