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Cleaning the Tongue

The Importance of Cleaning the Tongue

Regular dentist appointments play a key role in the health of the body overall. If the tongue is not cleaned as part of a good oral care routine, it can lead to an increase in unhealthy microbes reaching the digestive system. 

Key takeaways:

  • The biofilm left on a tongue which is not cleaned regularly creates the environment for bacteria to thrive.
  • You can use a tongue cleaner tool or a metal spoon with the bowl face down to clean the tongue.
  • Whichever tool you use, drag with a gentle pressure from the back of the tongue forward three or four times.

“However, using oral hygiene techniques to maintain thin biofilms on our teeth and tongue creates an oxygen-rich environment, which discourages thug bugs while simultaneously encouraging health-giving microbes to thrive.”

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