We are behind constantly reminded about the benefits of good oral hygiene in the city of Leeds and it is important in order to keep our mouths healthy and free of bacteria.
Bacteria can quickly lead to plaque and then tooth decay, gum disease and eventually tooth loss. There are enough products in the form of toothbrushes, pastes, flosses and mouth-washes to help keep any problems at bay. But in all honesty, how many of you can admit to cleaning your tongue as well? The tongue is probably the greatest harbourer of bacteria in your mouth and however well you clean your teeth and gums, bacteria from the tongue can quickly transfer onto the areas you have cleaned.
On the market now, you can buy toothbrushes that have a tongue scraper, or you can get a tool that only focuses on the tongue. Essentially, you need to scrape the tongue a couple of times and then rinse with a good, strong mouth-wash, this will ensure that the bacteria is killed and/or removed and your tongue left with a nice pink hue- which is what you are aiming for as it implies that it is healthy.