One of the most important steps to take in order to remove the odor of bad breath is tongue cleaning. Bad breath is usually developed by oral bacteria, many of which thrive on the tongue.
The back of an individuals’ mouth provides the perfect space for anaerobic bacteria to live and reproduce. This is because the tongue develops a build up of mucous which protects the odor causing bacteria. When we clean our tongues, we not only remove the mucous but we are also removing the bacteria.
The method involved in tongue cleaning for bad breath treatment is typically brushing or scraping the tongue, specifically the area furthest back in the mouth. The ideal goal is to remove the whitish coating that has developed on the back of the tongue. The use of a toothbrush is effective in tongue cleaning, however you can also use a tongue scraper to clean the tongue.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.
Downsview Plaza Dental Office
1078 Wilson Avenue
(at Keele Street)
Downsview, Ontario M3K 1G6
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