Should I clean my tongue with a toothbrush or tongue scraper?

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Should I clean my tongue with a toothbrush or tongue scraper?

Can you use your toothbrush to clean your tongue?

Whether you use a manual or electric toothbrush, ideally you should avoid using your toothbrush to clean your tongue. Some of the bacteria that contribute to gum disease (in fact two of the most damaging) live on the tongue, so there is chance you could be transferring these bacteria onto your teeth and gums. It’s even more important to use a tongue cleaner like the JiBee instead of a brush, for patients with gum disease (gingivitis).

Is it better to brush or use a tongue cleaner to clean your tongue?

Many research studies have shown a tongue cleaner to be more effective, when compared to a toothbrush. As there are lots of bristles on your brush, it is more likely to trigger a gag reflex as our tongue has lots of nerve endings. A tongue cleaner is much more effective and more comfortable, especially if you have a gag reflex. The JiBee tongue cleaner has been specifically designed by dentists to reduce gag reflex, with a perfectly designed active area and an ergonomic grip!

How do I clean my tongue with a tongue cleaner?

It’s easy! Hold the JiBee tongue scraper, using the silicone easy grip handles, extend your tongue as far as it feels comfortable, place the curved area of the JiBee on your tongue and slowly glide the JiBee from the back of the tongue forwards to the tip. Repeat 5-6 gentle strokes or until the white or yellow coating of plaque is removed. Give the JiBee tongue cleaner a rinse after use.

How often do I need to clean my tongue?

Like toothbrushing, you should do this daily, and once per day is fine!

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