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By Damilola Faustino

You brush and floss once or twice a day, but you could be doing your mouth a disservice if you aren’t also cleaning your tongue to get rid of bacteria. Whether it’s to fight bad breath or just for good dental health, cleaning your tongue is important. Here’s what happens when you ‘remember’ to clean your tongue as against when you to.

Avoid halitosis 

Tongue cleaning significantly reduces and removes bacteria from the tongue. In any case that you do not remove them, it will lead to halitosis or bad breath.

Avoid toxin re-absorption into the body

As you sleep, your body is detoxifying.  Much of the film on your tongue is toxins excreted from your body.  So, scraping your tongue first thing in the morning will remove this sludge from your tongue and from your body.

Save money and reduce dentist visit

So when brushing your tongue is used in combination with flossing and the occasional mouth washing, you do not need to visit the dentist.

Improve taste bud

Cleaning your tongue will enhance the power of your taste buds. When the bacteria deposit on your tongue is absent, it is natural for you to find your daily food much tastier.

Improves dental health care

By removing bacteria and toxins from your tongue, you are also contributing to better dental health as well, leading to healthier teeth and gums. The bacteria that you remove from your tongue are responsible for things tooth decay.

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