How to Scrape Tongue for Better Oral Hygiene

Proper tongue scraping can significantly improve your oral hygiene by removing bacteria and debris from your tongue’s surface. Follow these steps to effectively scrape your tongue:

  • Choose a Tongue Scraper: Select a metal or plastic scraper designed for oral hygiene.
  • Preparation: Rinse the scraper with warm water before use.
  • Scraping Technique: Extend your tongue and gently drag the scraper from the back to the front, applying light pressure.
  • Rinse and Repeat: Rinse the scraper after each pass and repeat until the entire tongue is clean.
  • Final Rinse: Rinse your mouth with water to remove any loosened debris.