Why is it Important to Clean Your Tongue?

Did you know that proper oral hygiene involves cleaning your tongue on a regular basis? While brushing your teeth is obviously important, the tongue is one of the most overlooked areas of the mouth. Let’s take a quick look at why a dentist will always recommend that you clean your tongue.

  • An improperly cleaned tongue leads to a low-oxygen environment within the mouth, where harmful bacteria can build up.
  • This may lead to issues such as bad breath and gum disease.
  • A medical-grade tongue cleaner or metal spoon can be used to scrape residue off of the surface.

“A critical step in navigating the path to greater whole-body health is to establish and maintain a healthy microbial balance.”