How to clean your tongue and get rid of bad breath

The tongue naturally gathers a high amount of bacterias and food debris that lay under a very thin layer of mucous. If we brush our teeth but fail to clean the tongue we will likely suffer from bad breath. Therefore, here at the Marylebone Implant Centre, we recommend patients to clean their tongue every time they brush their teeth. First of all the teeth should be cleaned with dental floss or interdental brushes, then the patient should proceed with brushing their teeth with a bit of tooth paste, and lastly the tongue should be cleaned. There are many ways to clean the tongue, you can either use the bristles of the tooth brush, or in some cases, in the back of the head of the tooth brush you will find a rougher area that serves to clean the tongue. In some other cases, patients can also use tongue scrapper devices. The tongue should be cleaned from the back to the tip of it, on the upper surface, which is where most of he bacterias and food debris will get trapped.