Have you recognized suddenly that you aren’t certain about a particular aspect of your daily dental hygiene session? We are specifically speaking about what to do with your tongue. Should you brush it? Leave it alone? Find another way to keep it clean? To learn more about how to include your tongue in your daily home care routine (or to discover you’ve been doing a wonderful job all along) we suggest quizzing yourself for the answers you need.
Tongue Brushing Quiz: True or False?
- True or False: You don’t need to brush your tongue – this is simply a dental hygiene myth.
- True or False: Brushing your tongue is only beneficial in that it makes your tongue look clean.
- True or False: If you are not comfortable with the way brushing your tongue feels, you will simply need to get used to it.
- False. We do suggest that you include tongue brushing as part of at least one daily brushing session. With the soft-bristle toothbrush and toothpaste you use for the rest of your smile, incorporate your tongue during your two-minute brushing routine, as well.
- False. Brushing your tongue is essential in removing as much bacteria from your mouth as possible during your dental hygiene session. It will protect your breath from becoming malodorous and offensive, while safeguarding your oral health.
- False. You may purchase a very budget-friendly and comfortable instrument called a “tongue cleaner” or “tongue scraper” to assist in cleaning your tongue without the rough feeling of your toothbrush bristles.