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Tip of the Week 2

Brush that tongue to banish that pong…

Probably the most neglected part of most people’s oral hygiene routine, tongue brushing or scraping is the single most effective way to improve halitosis ( bad breath ).

The best technique is carried out in front of a mirror, and involves pulling out the tongue, by holding tight with a clean handkerchief, and then scrubbing away the white/ yellow/ brown coating which can then be seen towards the back of the tongue. It won’t all disappear with one scrub, but this should be a daily routine- you wouldn’t believe how many bugs live back there!

There are specialist kits for tongue cleaning, which include scrapers, mouthwashes, toothpastes etc, and these can be purchased from good pharmacies or from our studio on Nassau Street.

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