How Do You Clean Your Tongue?


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To clean your tongue, scrape it gently with a tongue scraper, rinse your mouth, scrape it again with toothpaste, and then use mouthwash. You need clean water, a tongue scraper, a toothpaste, an antibacterial mouthwash and clean water. This takes about five minutes.

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  1. Scrape your tongue

    Using the scraper, scrape your tongue from the back of your tongue towards the front. Be gentle while scraping to avoid soreness. Rinse the scraper after every stroke to remove residue.

  2. Rinse your mouth

    Take a sip of clean water, and rinse your mouth after the first scraping by swishing it around and underneath your tongue. Spit the water. Repeat the rinse if one rinse is not enough.

  3. Apply toothpaste, and scrape the tongue

    Take some toothpaste, and spread it evenly on the surface of your tongue as far back as you can reach. Scrape the tongue in the same way as the first time. Avoid swallowing the toothpaste.

  4. Rinse your mouth, and apply mouthwash

    Sip a reasonable quantity of the mouthwash, and swish it around your mouth for 30 seconds. Spit out the mouthwash, take another sip, and rinse your mouth for the last time. Choose a mild mouthwash to avoid a burning sensation on your scraped tongue.

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