Don’t you hate it when your mouth feels gritty and gross shortly after you’ve done your daily oral cleaning routine? Maybe you’re not doing enough. The average American doesn’t spend an adequate amount of time taking care of their mouth. If you want to have a cleaner mouth, consider following these tips.

  1. Floss

It’s important to floss. You want to get all of the gunk out of your teeth. Some dentists suggest wetting the floss with an oral rinse. This will ensure that the rinse will get between all of your teeth.

  1. Clean Your Tongue

You need to clean your tongue. If you brush your teeth, but leave your tongue dirty, you’re allowing bad bacteria to remain in your mouth. First you should scrape your tongue. Then you should rinse your tongue. Finally you should brush your tongue. Follow these three easy steps to have an extremely clean tongue.

  1. Brush

You need to brush your teeth for 2 or 3 minutes. While you’re brushing your teeth you should also brush your cheeks and the roof of your mouth to help rid your mouth of the most bacteria that you can. It’s important to angle your tooth brush towards your gums when brushing your teeth. This will help clean the gum line. Spit when done, but don’t rinse your mouth with water.

  1. Use an Oral Rinse

Use one dosage of an oral rinse and swish it all over your mouth for 90 seconds. The rinse mixed with the residual tooth paste will do a good job in eliminating the source of bad breath. Spit when done, but again don’t rinse your mouth.

Now’s the time to measure another dosage of oral rinse. This time tilt your head back and gargle. By tilting your head, you should reach as far back in your throat without gagging. Again, you may spit, but don’t rinse your mouth with water.

  1. Wait 10 Minutes to Eat or Drink

Wait to eat or drink for at least 10 minutes to really let the cleaning agents work in your mouth. Waiting will ensure that all of your hard work was worth it.

By following these steps, you should find yourself with a cleaner, fresher mouth. These tips should help to remove odors, unpleasant tastes and keep your breath fresh for hours. It will also help you to have better dental checkups, better oral health, and better overall health. When you start cleaning your mouth really well, you’ll notice the difference, and you’ll be glad you took this advice.