What is big and strong and so very important in your mouth?
Our tongue is essential for eating and swallowing properly. And try talking without using your tongue!
But our tongue also harbors lots of biofilm (plaque) and spreads it around our whole mouth constantly. That is why brushing your tongue every day is an important part of your daily oral hygiene program in addition to brushing and flossing your teeth.
And yes, we know you will gag when you do this. So do we.
Just do the best you can.