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What Happens If You Don’t Clean Your Tongue?

Cleaning your tongueYour tongue facilitates harmful oral bacteria that travels to your digestive system. Here are things that happen when you don’t clean your tongue.

Key takeaways:

  • Bad breath is one of the major effects of not cleaning the tongue. 
  • Bad bacteria on a dirty tongue allows for gum disease.
  • You might get dull taste buds, oral thrush and other issues like white patches on oral skin.

This is why you should clean your tongue regularly with a tongue scraper, a metal spoon, or your toothbrush.

Visit your dentist regularly for teeth and tongue cleaning and professional checkups.

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Posted by adwords on 29th August 2019, under Oral Hygiene and Prevention

Dr. Kishanie Wijesinghe Little BDS

Dr. Kishanie Little is passionate about delivering excellent dentistry and dental restorations that are life-like and indistinguishable from natural teeth. She believes that restorations (fillings/crowns/veneers) should look beautiful – and that they should last. Dr. Little keeps abreast of new developments in restorative dentistry through post-graduate training.

Dr. Little is also an experienced Facial Aesthetistician, including Botulinum toxins (such as Botox) and Dermafillers. She appreciates how simple and subtle changes to smooth and relax muscles can “freshen” a face, to look younger.

In her personal time, she loves to cook, read, run, practice yoga and pilates, play a bad game of tennis and am now learning to play golf. She loves Art and Theatre and support the Tate Modern. She also enjoys writing and has a book in the works.

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