5 reasons why tongue cleaning is important



Published Sep 28, 2022


If you don't brush your tongue, bad breath is the most typical issue that will start to arise. In addition to fighting to keep your breath fresh, the nasty bacteria in your mouth might start to emit a really unpleasant odour.

When germs are left on the tongue, a biofilm forms, which eventually starts to grow. The biofilm may obstruct your taste receptors, substantially altering how food and beverages taste.

Now apart from thorough brushing which the dentist recommends be done twice a day.

Using a tongue scraper twice daily can improve your sense of taste. Your tongue can better distinguish between bitter, sweet, salty, and sour sensations.

According to Ayurveda, your body's entire structure can be seen on the surface of your tongue. Taking a quick look at the tongue is really helpful because the mouth and tongue are at the beginning of the extremely long digestive tract.

Examine each section of the tongue while staring in the mirror, looking for variations in the colour, texture, coating, and taste buds. You might learn a lot about what's happening within your body if you do this!

Whether you're a believer of ancient Chinese medical practices or not, tongue scraping has amazing benefits to your health.

Whether you're a believer of ancient Chinese medical practices or not, tongue scraping has amazing benefits to your health.Picture by Juan Encalada/unsplash

Absorption of vitamins

A build-up of debris on your tongue can cause it to appear white and coated.

Scraping your tongue on a daily basis removes this coating, allowing your clean tongue to absorb all vitamins and nutrients from food and supplements.

Remove bacteria

Using a tongue scraper twice a day helps to reduce the overall prevalence of Mutans streptococci and Lactobacilli bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria have been linked to bad breath and tooth decay.

Improve overall health

Bacteria removal is critical for preventing cavities, gum disease, and other mouth and gut conditions. Tongue scraping can help to clear these bacteria from the mouth, improving the appearance and sensation of your tongue.

Prevents indigestion

A clean tongue promotes better digestion by breaking down food before it enters the gut. Gut health is essential for living a healthy lifestyle.

Reduce bad breath

Although tongue scraping cannot replace brushing your teeth, it is just as important. Scraping was found to be more effective than brushing at removing odour-causing bacteria.

Prevents cavities

Scraping keeps your mouth clean, which helps to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

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