When we sleep our body rests, but our digestive system remains awake. During the night, it removes toxins from our body by depositing them onto the surface of our tongue, which is why we get that coating on our tongue first thing in the morning. However, if we don’t remove this coating, the toxins get reabsorbed back into the body and this can lead to many problems. Therefore, here are 5 reasons why it is necessary to clean your tongue daily.
- To improve bad breath
There are many reasons why we get bad breath, however one of the main causes comes from the bacteria at the back of the tongue. Studies have shown that scraping this coating off reduces and removes oral bacteria from all areas of the tongue and thus reduces bad breath.
- To improve your dental health
Almost half of our oral bacteria live on and in the deep crevices of our tongue (gross, we know!) so it’s very important to clean your tongue daily to remove this bacteria and toxins that can cause periodontal problems, plaque build-up, tooth decay, loss of teeth, gum infections and gum recession.
- To experience the flavors of your food
If you don’t remove the mucus on your tongue, your taste buds can become blocked, which affects the taste of food. Cleaning your tongue will open up its pores and expose your taste buds to allow for greater enjoyment of food flavors and help your body digest the food.
- To improve your immune system
The tongue is part of the first line of defense in your immune system, so scraping your tongue prevents toxins from being reabsorbed into your body and boosts overall immune function.
- To improve your digestion.
As digestion begins with taste, it’s important to remove any toxins that may obstruct the digestion of your food and so tongue cleaning also activates saliva production, which helps with digestion throughout the day.
So you can see, adding cleaning your tongue to your oral health regime has its benifits............................................ :)