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The Importance Of Cleaning Your Tongue

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
The Importance Of Cleaning Your TongueOften, food particles, bacteria, dead cells, and other debris accumulate on your tongue. As a result, you may have bad breath and other oral problems. Using a tongue scraper or brush is able to remove such buildup and offers a number of benefits to your oral health. Here are some of the benefits of tongue cleaning.

Increased Sense of Taste

When you use a tongue scraper twice a day, you are able to promote your sense of taste. You enhance your ability to differentiate between sweet, salty, sour, and bitter tastes.

Less Oral Bacteria

Removing the bacteria within the tongue helps reduce the total number of bacteria within the mouth. As a result, you can reduce your odds of having dental decay. This way, you maintain healthy teeth, gums, and tongue.

Reduced Bad Breath

Some bacteria found on the tongue are likely to cause an unpleasant odor. When you remove these bacteria with a tool like a tongue brush or scraper, you ensure a fresher-smelling breath. You won't need to hide your smile from other people.

Improved tongue Appearance

When bacteria and food debris accumulate on the tongue, you may have a white coating. When you use a tongue brush, it helps keep the tongue looking pink and healthy. This way, you continue promoting your oral health as well as the look of the mouth.

Better Overall Health

Getting rid of harmful bacteria within the mouth can help ensure better overall health as well as wellbeing. Bacteria in the mouth can contribute to infections and diseases in the body. You may have heard that bacteria in the mouth can lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer. Therefore, fewer bacteria make you have a reduced risk of infections. It also creates an overall healthier environment for the mouth. Learn about maintaining a clean tongue from our dental team. Contact us today.

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