★Over half of oral bacteria deposits on the top surfaces of the tongue
★90% of the time, bad breath is caused by a buildup of oral bacteria
★Brushing alone is not sufficient for removing debris and bacteria from the tongue
★Tongue cleaning can reduce dental disease
★Literature shows that poor oral health can lead to systemic diseases
Tongue Cleaning Techniques
After flossing and reaching for your toothpaste to give your teeth a good brush, it is time to focus on your tongue. It is simple with a one handed technique, flip your toothbrush to the other end to allow proper cleansing of the tongue with maximum efficiency with the BAO TEA multiple tiered tongue cleaner. The multiple tiered tongue cleaner allows you to scrape and brush bacteria and food debris away.
The tongue harbors bacteria and food particles trapped under a thin layer of mucus. Remove this odor-causing buildup by using a small dab of toothpaste and carefully brushing the top of the tongue. Start by reaching to the back of the tongue, and then work forward toward the opening of the mouth. Brush the entire top surface of the tongue using gentle pressure, and finish by rinsing with water. A single pass for a severe gag-reflex or multiple passes for the experienced. It is time to get that tongue BEYOND CLEAN!
How Often to Clean Your Tongue
Each time you floss and brush your teeth, finish your dental care routine with a good tongue cleaning. At a minimum, clean your tongue once in the morning and once in the evening before bedtime. If you choose to do it more than twice a day, great!
A mouthwash rinse used after cleaning your tongue moisturizes the mouth and kills additional bacteria. Remember, maintaining fresh breath goes beyond routine tooth brushing. Getting into the habit of giving your tongue adequate attention will help keep your breath neutral and fresh.