Did you know?
- Bacteries in your mouth can cause deposits that in turn cause cavities, gum problems and bad breath.
- Cleaning your teeth with toothbrushes and dental floss removes only apart of these bacteries.
- Bacteries inhabit the surface of the tongue.
- Tongue bacteries are the main cause of bad breath.
- The more bacteries there are in your mouth, the bigger chance of bad breath and oral health problems.
What can you do?
As an addition to your oral health care, clean you tongue for 10 seconds twice a day. This will help in decreasing bacteries in your mouth. Cleaning is simple: use a tongue cleaner to gently sweep your tongue with strokes from back to front. Wash your mouth with fresh water afterwards.
Large tongue deposits can be a sign of bad digestion or some kind of a disease. In such cases seek the advice of your doctor.