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How to have a healthy tongue

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If you want a healthy tongue, you will need to maintain better tongue hygiene. Let's find out how you can have a healthy tongue.

Brush your tongue

Many people do not think that they can brush the tongue. While brushing your teeth, you can also brush your tongue which will help you to remove bacteria. These bacteria can cause tooth decay and bad breath. Take a brush with soft to medium bristles and clean your tongue. While cleaning it moved that tooth brush gently across the top surface. Clean it from back to front.

Scrap your tongue

There are tongue scrappers available which will help you to scrap the tongue. Plastic and metal tongue scrapers are available in different drug stores and pharmacies. The scrapper is useful because it will help you to remove the top coating of bacteria and plaque from your tongue. You can use it once every day after you brush the teeth. While scrapping, you need to start in the back of your tongue and gently pull the scrapper forward. If you have them out so on your tongue, you should avoid scrapping the tongue.

Practice basic oral hygiene

Practising basic oral hygiene can help you to have a healthy tongue. It is possible to ensure a healthy tongue by keeping your mouth healthy. Good dental habits are very important not only for your tongue but also for your teeth and gums. You need to brush your teeth twice a day by using a soft or medium bristled toothbrush. Floss at least once a day and rinse with water or mouthwash.

Drink lots of water

When to your server parsley to be you drink enough water it will help you by helping your overall health and your dental health. When you drink water, it will flush away food particles and bacteria from your tongue and mouth. You need to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water everyday which will help you to reduce bad breath.

Visit your dentist regularly

It is very important that you visit your dentist regularly. Regular dental check-ups are very important to ensure that you have a good hygiene and your teeth and gums and tongue are fine. Deep cleaning of the mouth will help you by preventing future infections in bacterial growth. Your dentist will also be able to diagnose any possible infections and problems early which will ensure that you can get rid of the problem as soon as possible with little damage. You need to visit your dentist at least once or twice every year.

Gargle with oral antiseptics

If you want to maintain your mouth hygiene, you need to gargle with oral antiseptics. It will help you against many mouth, teeth and tongue problems. It is also useful against stomatitis, where you may have sores and painful bumps in your mouth. It will reduce all the irritations and discomfort. You can use club so the, alcohol free mouthwash, Benzidamine hydrochloride, lidocaine viscous and such other products for gargling.

Chew sugarless gum

Chewing gum can help you to ensure better dental hygiene by production of saliva in the mouth. It will reduce acid in your mouth and thereby will help you to keep your teeth, gum and tongue safe. However, you need sugarless gum. When you chew gum with sugar, the sugar present in the gum can encourage bacterial growth in your mouth and it can result in tooth decay and cavities. You need is sugarless gum that contains xylitol which will moisturise your tongue. You can also suck on sugarless hard candies because they will also have the same effect.

References

1. Healthy Tongue Secrets Revealed
2. How does the tongue work?
3. Tongue Scraper