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Why Should You Clean Your Tongue?

The origin of bad breath (or halitosis) in 85% of the cases is inside the mouth and the tongue is the most common source of bad breath. Unless it is cleaned, bacteria accumulate on the tongue and produce hydrogen sulphide and mercaptans. These are the compounds which are responsible for foul smelling breath.

Moreover, the bacteria on your tongue can cause white discoloration of your tongue and redeposit themselves on your teeth and gums after they’ve been cleaned. This increases the chances of plaque build-up and subsequently caries and gum disease. Remember, the tongue is a crucial part of your body. It helps you taste the food you eat, speak, swallow, and more. If you do not clean your tongue regularly, it can become a source of embarrassment

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