It is a pretty good bet that most of us in the city of Leeds splash out on all the necessaries to maintain our oral health and we roughly know why, it’s on the packets…’fights plaque’. The point of all of these products is to ensure we keep our teeth and gums clear from bacteria and yes, plaque in order to prevent further problems like tooth decay and gum disease occurring. What is another pretty good bet however is that most people wouldn’t consider cleaning their tongues each day. If anything, the tongue is the greatest hoarder of bacteria in the mouth and even after you have cleaned your teeth, the bacteria on the tongue will spread straight back into the rest of the mouth. The tongue is also easily clogged up with stains from nicotine, sweets foods and drinks. Now we all know the tongue is quite delicate so it needs to be cleaned very carefully- most brushes will do the job, but most modern ones also have a tongue scraper on the back. It is also possible to purchase bespoke tongue scrapers from certain outlets, but most certainly, your dentist will be able to put you right here. So, happy tonguing, but make sure you do!