Hey everyone, Lindsey Victoria here from A Life Well-Balanced where this channel is all about how we can be a tiny bit better at this thing we call life in a more balanced and positive way. So if that sounds like something that you are interested in and want to keep learning about, please hit the subscribe button up there so we can notify you when a video is released and I would certainly appreciate it. Today I wanted to follow up a bit. I think in last year I made a video about tongue scraping and why I thought it was so important. So let me just give you a couple of tips and pointers because I was learning a couple things from a dentist so I wanted to share with you. First things first, like I said, get a tongue scraper. I will put a link below, it is on Amazon. They’re not that expensive at all. You want to be scraping all that gunk off your tongue because I have a whole blog about it but you don’t want everything that sits back on your tongue. You don’t want to swallow that back down into your digestion system, not very nice. So get a tongue scraper like this, highly recommend you get one that’s stainless. You could use copper. You use this and you scrape your tongue about 7 times. Then get yourself an electric toothbrush. Once I started doing this, I feel like it was really getting rid of all tartar, plaque, anything. What I learned from the dentist recently is our mouth is divided into 4 different quadrants Basically it’s divided in half and then you got your upper and you’ve got your lower. You need to be brushing for 2 minutes total. I think I use only brush seconds for probably 30 seconds but you need to do a minute on each side so if you’re worried about your hygiene, get a timer, set it, make sure you’re brushing in a minute on each side. Your dentist will be very happy. The other thing why they dentists generally approve of using an electric one like this is because you don’t have to do much work. You’re not manually scrubbing your mouth and if you’re manually going back and forth, you can be really rough on your gums and gums don’t grow back so if you end up scrubbing away your gums, it can expose root and then you have to get common grafts and gingivitis and it’s a whole thing you don’t want to do. So go. I’m using Oral-B. I got it from wherever the grocery store and it’s not expensive. I think you spend maybe $10 and then you have it for forever. And what the toothpaste I’m using is the doTERRA On Guard. I really think this is the one thing I can attribute to not having any cavities. doTERRA On Guard natural whitening toothpaste has the On Guard essential oil in it and On Guard is awesome. It’s a good immunity booster. This has a very cinnamon taste to it so if you like cinnamon tooth paste this is a good one for you. But my mom even did a test where she started using the actual On Guard on her gums where she had some pockets and she did an experiment and her pockets reduced from 3 to 2 or something when she was using the doTERRA On Guard. So that’s a little case study for you guys. And then the fourth things around the routine is make sure you floss. Seriously you need to do this because food plaque and everything get caught in between your teeth I know people don’t like to do it but get Satin. I like the Satin Floss because it glides easier or you can even get those little picks and use that for your teeth. But if you start doing these 4 things: Get an electric toothbrush, use a tongue scraper, make sure you floss and use the On Guard toothpaste or just make sure you’re getting a toothpaste that doesn’t have SLS’s Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Try to go a natural toothpaste I always recommend everything natural. But if you do these four things, I bet you, your mouth health will improve. So I hope this is informative. Those are a few things that I learned when I was at the dentist. If you liked it, please like it, leave a comment and share it with some friends. I love some feedback and as always I hope you guys have a good one. See you next time.