The reason why you clean your tongue
is pretty important. Our tongue is a very important muscle, for it allows us to eat foods and even speak. If we didn’t have it, we wouldn’t’ be able to taste anything, talk to people, or even chew and swallow in an effective manner. It’s super important, and often, people don’t’ even think about it in that regard. We definitely do overlook it, and the tongue can be a key part to your overall oral health and success.
Now, a tongue is a group of muscles that have a job that is specific. There are some muscles at the tip of the tongue, and some that help create the different speech sounds we might make. There is also a muscle that moves food from the front to the back, mixing it with saliva and then allowing you to swallow. There are other muscle groups that will help with the shape of the tongue, allowing you to move it up, down side to side, and you might start to make harder sounds with this. There are also parts of the tongue that will help move the food to digest it in a controlled manner so we don’t choke.
As you can see from this, the tongue is a very important part of your body, and if you have bacteria building up in between your teeth, it will harden into plaque and tartar if it’s not removed. Bacteria will also build up on your tongue. Remember, that the surface of the tongue is covered in small bumps, and within the bumps it will collect various bacteria and other particles. This is then covered then by a layer of mucus that coats your mouth. Because of the other debris and bacteria in your mouth, it will continue to collect, causing you to have bad breath. If not taken care of, it causes halitosis, which is a white discoloration of the tongue with some bad breath. However, if further left untreated, the bacteria will then redeposit on the gums and teeth once they’ve been cleaned already, which will increase the plaque and tartar buildup.