Cleaning cleans the surface of the tongue from food debris, due to which bacteria multiply in the mouth. In 2005, researchers
that brushing the tongue twice a day prevents the multiplication of lactobacilli and streptococci in the mouth. The presence of these microorganisms in the mouth
with caries, gum disease and halitosis.
Bad breath can occur due to bacteria. A study
that oral hygiene, including cleaning the tongue, helps to get rid of bacteria more efficiently than regular toothbrushing, and thus freshens the breath.
But bad breath can cause diseases, infections in the mouth, nose or throat, medication, and more. If you maintain good oral hygiene, but you can’t get rid of bad smell, consult your doctor.
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The language has receptors that recognize different tastes: sweet, salty, bitter and sour. The results of some studies
that cleansing the tongue helps cleanse the receptors and improves taste perception.
Cleaning the tongue also
reduces the risk of occurrence of heart disease, improves the functioning of the immune system and digestion. All this is due to the fact that during the hygiene procedure harmful bacteria are removed from the oral cavity.
The tongue is cleaned with a special semicircular scraper, which is made of plastic or metal. You can buy it at a pharmacy or dental clinic. Sometimes manufacturers place a rubber insert on the back of the toothbrush head for cleaning the tongue, but a special scraper will clean the tongue more effectively.