Do you brush your tongue?

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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Absolutely, that's where most of the germs in your mouth are hiding.
 

UKnjb

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May 23, 2005
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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?
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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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.
 
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Yea, I brush my tongue. A lot of the time that can be the cause of bad breath.
 

EGT

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Sep 4, 2003
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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!
 

kretzy

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Sep 11, 2004
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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.
 

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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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.
 

Koodauw

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Nov 17, 2003
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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.
 

velocityg4

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Dec 19, 2004
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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.
 

macEfan

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Apr 7, 2005
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I brush my teeth in the morning and evening.. I brush my toung in the morning, after I get up..
 

Oblivious

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Jan 19, 2006
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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: