Posted on 18 March 2021

Most bacteria on the tongue are classed as good bacteria. However, harmful bacteria can result in oral health issues such as tooth decay, affecting the health of teeth and gums and requiring treatment from a dentist.

Key takeaways:

  • You can clean your tongue either with a toothbrush or by scraping the tongue with a specialised tool.
  • Scraping the tongue twice a day can reduce bad bacteria levels enough to reduce the risk of oral health problems.
  • While tongue scraping may be more effective, brushing with a toothbrush is better than not cleaning the tongue at all.

"Both tongue brushing and scraping can help reduce plaque in the oral cavity, helping you maintain healthy teeth andĀ gums!"

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