Are you brushing your teeth correctly? Brushing and flossing daily is very important in everyone’s health routine and always comes strongly recommended by your dentist. What you may not know is that brushing your tongue is just as important as taking care of the rest of your mouth. Your tongue’s unique structure harbors bacteria between the taste buds until they're removed with the proper cleaning technique. At the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, it was discovered that 80 to 90 percent of bad breath comes from bacteria on the tongue. Despite this, the tongue is often neglected in the brushing and flossing process. Keep reading for more tips and important facts about tongue brushing.
Your tongue is just as much of a target for plaque and bacteria as your teeth and gums. The tongue is covered with very small taste buds, which are as vulnerable as the rest of your mouth. When not regularly cleaned, this bacteria can lead to tooth decay and bad breath. You should be brushing your tongue as much as you are brushing and flossing. This means that dentists recommend brushing your tongue at least twice a day to make sure your taste buds are fresh and clean. So add tongue brushing to your daily routine and reap the benefits of fresh breath.
Brushing your tongue is a quick and easy addition to your morning routine. Start your morning off by grabbing a toothbrush or a Brushee! You will want to use the bristles face down on your tongue and scrub up and down and back and forth vigorously. By alternating these motions you are removing the maximum amount of bacteria from your taste buds. Make sure to reach your toothbrush back a little further so that you can brush your whole tongue. And that’s it! See how easy it is to improve your oral health?
Yes there are! One especially flavorful perk of brushing your tongue is that it can increase the sensitivity of your taste buds. When you are brushing your tongue, you are removing layers of buildup and bacteria from the top of your taste buds. Once this film is removed, you are opened up to more powerful taste sensations! If better breath and a better yearly check up aren’t enough to get to brushing, enhanced taste buds should definitely get you motivated. Getting rid of bacteria in your mouth will also improve your overall health. The less access harmful bacteria have to your bloodstream, the better!
After brushing your teeth, flossing, and brushing your tongue, it can be beneficial to use an antibacterial mouthwash. Mouthwash will be able to kill the bacteria you have removed from your teeth, tongue, and gums. Using mouthwash after brushing your tongue will also ensure improved breath instantly. After swishing some mouthwash, you’ll have won the battle with bad breath.
Tongue brushing has so many health benefits, there’s no reason to skip it as part of your daily routine. Just by brushing your tongue, you’ll be able to experience fresher breath, improved taste, and improved overall health. If you’re on the go, and you need fresh breath instantly, try out a Brushee. Brushee is a patented on-the-go solution that lets you brush, pick, and floss your way to a healthy mouth in seconds. You won’t need to carry a toothbrush, floss, or a toothpick when you have a Brushee. You’ll be able to brush your tongue whenever you need that extra kick of fresh breath. So don’t hesitate, grab a Brushee and get to brushing your way to a healthier mouth!