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Why is tongue cleaning necessary?

Cleaning your tongue helps keep your mouth healthy. This removes any excess plaque. It can also help eliminate odor causing bacteria and prevent bad breath.
Tongue cleaning is necessary to eliminate bad breath. Because the tongue is rough, it can trap bacteria that can cause mouth odor. Regular cleaning of the tongue will reduce the bacteria and help to keep your breath smelling fresh. Scraping or brushing your tongue can remove any discoloration caused by certain foods or medications.

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