Whist we endeavour to ensure that our teeth and gums are fresh and healthy, we often overlook our tongues; how often have you woken up after a heavy night out in the city of Leeds to find your tongue a bad shade of brown and tasting atrocious? The thing is, the tongue harbours more bad bacteria as your teeth and gums and left unclean, this is the precise bacteria that can be the cause of bad breath and that helps to promote the acids that lead to tooth decay and gingivitis. Cleaning your tongue is not all that hard a task to do, you can do it with your brush although most toothbrushes come with a tongue scraper on the back of them. There are also many products on the market specifically designed for tongue scraping alone and once brushed along the surface on the tongue, they remove all manner of nasties from food to dead cells. Whilst doing this however, the tongue can get sore; dipping the scraper in a herbal product or therapeutic gel will help soothe the tongue as you clean and afterwards, always rinse you mouth with an anti-bacterial mouth-wash, this will help to keep the tongue fresh and healthy. A pink tongue is a healthy tongue and looking after it in this way will only increase the levels of hygiene in your mouth.