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I gag easily. Is there anything I can do to reach further back on my tongue?Updated 2 years ago

This is not a one-size-fits-all answer! Everyone is different! We suggest you try one of these tips; one might work for you...

Make a fist with your left hand, except put your thumb on the inside and squeeze; this suppresses the gag reflex somewhat. And yes, 100% serious. It works.

Exhale while you scrape and lean your head forward as you scrape.. don't forget to breathe through your nose.. that should help! Take a drink of water immediately before you scrape your tongue.

The process of swallowing disengages the gag reflex. Try it! Another trick is holding your breath while cleaning your tongue; this is the same trick sword swallowers use, no air = no gag!

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