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Reducing plaque buildup and the general bacterial load in your mouth will go a long way toward preventing bad breath problems. This is especially helpful for denture wearers who are struggling with halitosis issues.

A through tongue cleaning can be performed by brushing your tongue with a gentle circular motion. Make sure you brush around the sides of the tongue and the rough surface of the taste buds. This will help remove any bacteria and plaque buildup from the rough textures of your tongue.

There are also special tongue scrapers sold in the oral hygiene aisle. This usually comes in the form of a small plastic handle with a mildly sharp edge on one end. When using a tongue scraper, you should work from front to back, making multiple overlapping sweeps. If you notice a buildup of material on the blade edge, you should rinse it off before making another pass over your tongue.

You can then rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash. This will help wash away lingering bacteria and freshen your breath.

If you’re concerned about bad breath or if you have questions about tongue cleaning in Peabody, Massachusetts, you should call Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC at 978.535.2500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Federico Lago.