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Table 3: Bacterial genera change after oral cleaning from day zero to ten: Statistically significant change in bacterial levels of the tongue samples of all the three oral-cleaning methods were calculated after 10 days of cleaning from day zero to ten. For each method, the level of significance is shown with a decrease in levels of bacteria (in bold) or an increase in bacterial levels (in unbold). The P-values were calculated using Student t test. (BT – Brushing, followed by Tongue cleaning; GIFTS – Gum and teeth rubbing using Index Finger, followed by Tongue cleaning and water swishing; CT – GIFTS method using Charcoal, followed by Tongue cleaning.). “g__” indicate OTUs only annotated to the level of Genus

Table 3: Bacterial genera change after oral cleaning from day zero to ten: Statistically significant change in bacterial levels of the tongue samples of all the three oral-cleaning methods were calculated after 10 days of cleaning from day zero to ten. For each method, the level of significance is shown with a decrease in levels of bacteria (in bold) or an increase in bacterial levels (in unbold). The P-values were calculated using Student t test. (BT – Brushing, followed by Tongue cleaning; GIFTS – Gum and teeth rubbing using Index Finger, followed by Tongue cleaning and water swishing; CT – GIFTS method using Charcoal, followed by Tongue cleaning.). “g__” indicate OTUs only annotated to the level of Genus