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Tongue cleaning

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The various grooves and ridges on your tongue can build up with trapped bacteria throughout the day, which can often lead to bad breath. Regular tongue cleaning helps to remove this build up and can significantly improve your oral hygiene.

You can obtain a tongue cleaning device from most supermarkets or at the dentist, and they are typically made from plastic or metal. These devices gently scrape the bacteria off of the tongue, leaving you with a cleaner (and fresher smelling) mouth.

When using your tongue cleaner you should rinse the device between each scrape to ensure any bacteria has been removed. Once you have finished with the scraper, use a strong mouthwash to remove any remaining residue. Your dentist can recommend a suitable tongue cleaning device and mouthwash for you.

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