Cleaning the tongue is as important as regular teeth washing.
If you brushing your teeth several times a day, you can still do a lot of damage to the oral cavity if you are not dealing with bacteria that daily live in your language.
Whether it’s because you want to get rid of bad breath or because you want to simply take care of your health, brushing your tongue is extremely important in the opinion of a dentist.
The language is covered with bacteria. After drinking coffee, it becomes brown, red after wine – the truth is that language is the main target for the development of bacteria.
“The bacteria are accumulating abundantly in areas of language. The language is not smooth surface, so the bacteria can easily be concealed and propagated in a wet environment,” explains the dentist.
Just mouthwash is not enough
Unfortunately, a group of microorganisms located on the surface of the tongue can not be destroyed only by washing or using oral water. These microorganisms are hard to kill, and these bacteria can lead to bad breath, and even damage their teeth. Therefore, it is very important that these bacteria be removed from the tongue by brushing.
How to clean the tongue?
Dentists advise you to clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth. Clean it by brushing it back and forth and from one side to the other. Clean the tongue until all the white layers are removed, but be careful not to damage the skin in your tongue. When it’s pink, you can stop cleaning. At the end of the mouth rinse well with water. It is also important to replace the toothbrush every 3-4 months.
Cleaning your tongue usually eliminates bad breath, but if it remains, it’s best to consult a dentist or your personal doctor. Your problems can be more serious. Bad breath can cause cavities, infections in the mouth, nose, sinuses or throat. Bad breath can even be blamed for certain drugs, cancer or diabetes.
Language cleaning is something that should necessarily become part of our everyday routine!