HOW TO BRUSH YOUR TONGUE PROPERLY

How to CLEAN your tongue

HOW TO BRUSH YOUR TONGUE PROPERLY

          Take note a good oral health is the cleanliness of the mouth. The tongue is located inside the mouth. But many people do neglect to brush the tongue. Therefore, it has been advised that individuals need to be instructed in brushing not only the teeth but also the tongue.
Bacteria, soft deposits, food debris and
worn-out cells need to be removed from the floor of the tongue. This is done by placing the bristles at a right angle on the tongue with the bristles directed towards the throat. Apply pressure as the brush is brought forward across the surface of the tongue.

   A video demostrating how to brush your tongue

   After brushing the tongue, mouth rising with water or any mouthwash is important to flush Out the debris that was loosened but not removed. Water or mouthwash
should be swished vigorously throughout the mouth.

      READ ALSO: HOW MOTHER'S CAN CARE FOR THEIR BABIES MOUTH.


HOW TO CLEAN BETWEEN THE TEETH. 


     Cleaning between the teeth is also known
as inter dental cleaning. Decay usually starts on the chewing surfaces of teeth and at the contact point between the teeth. 

     Plaque and food particles stick to the teeth in these areas. The bacteria in plaque are able to convert these food particles into acid. This acid is the major cause of tooth decay and gum disease. 
Therefore, you need to be aware of the fact that plaque is being formed continuously. Plaque formation and growth cannot be stopped. It can only be controlled by regular daily brushing, flossing and the use of other dental aids. This must be accompanied by a six monthly dental scaling and 
polishing of the teeth. 

      There are two essentially daily routines that will prevent decay and gum disease. They are to brush your teeth and clean between your teeth, at least twice a day. Tooth bmshing is necessary, but it cannot reach between the teeth. Cleaning between
the teeth is made possible by the use of the
following :
1. Dental floss
2. Inter-dental brushes
3. Single tuft
4. Tooth brushes
5. Dental sticks
6. Rubber tips
7. Stimulators
8.Irrigation devices. 



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