Reasons To Clean Your Tongue
A tongue cleaner or scraper is an oral hygiene device that is used to clean off bacteria, food debris and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. This layer develops throughout the day and when you sleep. There are a number of reasons to spend a few extra seconds on your oral hygiene in the mornings or nights and get rid of the layer of bacteria…
Tongue scraping removes the bacteria, food debris, fungi and dead cells from the tongue and therefore reduces any bad odour coming from the mouth.
- Improves your taste
By removing the build-up from the tongue, your taste buds will be better exposed so you’ll be able to taste your mum’s homemade lasagne much better than before. If that doesn’t convince you, we don’t know what will!
- Improves oral health
By cleaning the bacteria off your tongue, your dental health will improve and you’ll have healthier teeth and gums. The bacteria that you remove from your tongue are responsible for plaque build-up, tooth decay, periodontal problems, gum infections and gum recession.
- Avoid toxins being reabsorbed into your body
During sleep, your body detoxifies itself. A lot of the bacteria layer on your tongue is toxins excreted from your body and so if this layer is not removed, your body will re-ingest these toxins. Simply scraping your tongue every day will ensure that that will not happen, which in turn will not only improve your oral health but also your general health and immune system.
Get cleaning those tongues folks!