Do you brush your tongue?

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  1. rdowns Suspended

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    Absolutely, that's where most of the germs in your mouth are hiding.
     
  2. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. I have done some years ago, to get rid of a weird fungal infection, but not since. Should I? :confused:

    Um - who's the girl with the lovely long and very clean tongue?
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Sometimes, not all the time. Definitely if I've had something with more than a delicate hint of garlic. Like tonight. Ohh that kebab after work was a bad but tasty and filling idea.
     
  4. CompUser Guest

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    Yea, I brush my tongue. A lot of the time that can be the cause of bad breath.
     
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    yep i do, a lot

    i am OCD about cleaning my teeth T_T

    whitest teeth ever :p
     
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    I brush my tongue every time I brush my teeth. Like others have said - germs on the tongue can cause bad breath. That was all I had to hear to make me a life long Tongue Brusher.
     
  10. EGT macrumors 68000

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    I use one of those tongue scraper things after brushing my teeth.

    Brush teeth, use tongue scraper thing, rinse out with mouthwash.

    Clean clean clean!
     
  11. daze macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely. I brush my tongue everytime I brush. I should use Listerine more often than I do now...
     
  12. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Occasionally. Sometimes I just get the urge. You can actually get toothbrushes with tongue cleaning bits on the back of the head. I might buy one when I need a new toothbrush.
     
  13. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I do, maybe every other day or so. I like the idea, but I'm often too lazy to follow through with it.
     
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    I dont know how you could go without. Some people might get more build up on their tongues than others. Brushing my teeth/tongue is usually the first thing I do when I get up in the morning.
     
  15. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Is your tongue against your cheek when you do this?
     
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    Yeah, I brush my tongue, it was just what I was taught to do...
     
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    Yup... teeth and tongue morning and night and before a hot date :p
     
  20. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Yes,

    I brush my tongue every time I brush my teeth. I also brush my teeth for 5 minutes using light circular strokes, floss the way the dentist showed me and rinse with listerine.

    I finally went to the dentist for a cleaning after 5 years and my plaque build up was less than their average patient after 6 months. Being anal retentive about oral hygene is beneficial.
     
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    I brush my teeth in the morning and evening.. I brush my toung in the morning, after I get up..
     
  22. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Yup!! I damn nearly threw up on my arm today, though.. Yuck.
     
  23. Oblivious macrumors 6502

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    Yep, well, once every couple of days. I would like to do it more often, but I'm usually too lazy to do so.:eek:
     

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