Healthy Beautiful Teeth Start Here

Call today: 289.868.9374

  • How to Clean Your Tongue

    The top of the tongue continually forms a coating that is made up of dead cells, tiny food particles and thousands of living and dead bacteria. If this coating is not removed, it can become a source of odor and bad taste.Cleaning your tongue every day is as important as brushing your teeth. Using a tongue cleaner or tongue paddle attached to your electric toothbrush it the most efficient way to clean your tongue.

     

    Instructions:

    Check the very back of your tongue and find a V-shaped row of red bumps. These are very important taste buds and must not be damaged. Place your tongue cleaner in the middle of your tongue, in front of these taste buds and move the scraper forward gently, removing a layer of debris.

    Wipe or rinse the debris off the tongue cleaner.

    Place your tongue cleaner to the right and overlapping some of the middle section and pull forward to the tip of the tongue.

    Wipe or rinse the tongue cleaner.

    Next place your tongue cleaner to the left and overlapping some of the middle section and pull forward to the tip of the tongue.

    Wipe or rinse the tongue cleaner.

    Go over the middle one more time if there is a lot of coating. This is sufficient to clean the surface of your tongue.

    Follow with brushing and cleaning in between your teeth.

    Rinse with water.

    Your mouth should feel clean and fresh.

    Clean your tongue twice a day, morning and evening.

    Cautions:

    Do not scrape the V-shaped red bumps at the back of your tongue. Do not make your tongue bleed.

     

Comments are closed.