When Brushing Your Teeth Do You Also Brush Your Tongue?

@molusk (857)
Philippines
July 23, 2007 2:59am CST
There is a TV ads of a specially made toothbrush having a brushlike deformation on the back of the toothbrush itself. The ad shows how to brush your tongue using the backside of the toothbrush, to flush out micro particles on your tongue's surface that are the ones actually responsible for bad breath. Have you tried this already, brushing your tongue with this new kind of a toothbrush?
8 responses
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
yes, of course i often brush my tongue whenever i get to brush my teeth.
@ansmart (42)
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
no, when i brush my teeth i don't brush my tongue though. I just clean my tongue instead with towel.
• Malaysia
23 Jul 07
No, I haven't tried brushing my tongue. I don't think it would make any difference. I usually use Listerine to wash my entire mouth and it is clean and fresh.
• Philippines
23 Jul 07
yes i do brush my tounge everytime..nothings gets better than brushing your tounge as well because we might catch cavity from our tounge as well..and i dont wanna open my mouth and people to see my tounge all white and yellowish..ewww..thats gross
@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
23 Jul 07
i have a separate tongue cleaner. my dentist told me that cleaning your tongue using your toothbrush is not enough and she recommended the use of tongue cleaner.
• Philippines
23 Jul 07
yes I also brush my tongue whenever i brush my tongue up and below, just in case there's bacteria in it so i think it's better to brush my tongue too.
@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
23 Jul 07
I've heard about that toothbrush but I didn't get it. I still brush my tongue with the same kinda toothbrush. I've been doing this since forever. If I don't brush my tongue it feels weird, like I haven't finished the job! :P
@alnilam (969)
• United States
23 Jul 07
well i brush my tongue for quite a while now (with special tooth brushes and regular ones) it really makes a difference, the feeling in your mouth is better and it really helps your breath... It just takes some times for you to get used to it. I have a very sensitive mouth, so it took me some time to get used to it---first few times i thought i will puke