Why You Should Remember to Clean Your Tongue
Twice daily teeth brushing, daily flossing, and regular dentist check-ups are essential for good oral care — helping your overall well-being, too. The tongue should also be cleaned as part of a healthier mouth.
- A tongue which is not often cleaned leads to a low oxygen environment where bacteria can thrive.
- You can use a metal spoon to clean your tongue, gently scraping it from the back to the front of the tongue, the bowl facing down.
- Scrape the tongue three to four times on each occasion, cleaning the tool you use between each scrape.
“Research suggests that common oral microbes may perpetuate and aggravate gut inflammation. If left unchecked, this could result in, or at least contribute to, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and leaky gut.”
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