• How to clean the tongue?

    Natalya Chekanova
    Natalya Chekanova
    February 19, 2013
    How to clean the tongue?

    Daily oral care is the responsibility of every person. But how often we brush our teeth, forgetting that a bloom accumulates in the tongue, in which bacteria multiply. So, how to brush your tongue so that your breath stays fresh?

    Tongue cleaners

    For the purification of the language, people have long used various devices. In China, it was a silver and gilded scraper; in Europe, products from ivory and tortoise-shell were used more often. Residents of Russia used silver scrapers in the form of a spoon with rounded slits.

    Use silver spoons advise now, because this metal has antibacterial properties. Of special tools, you can select plastic scrapers and toothbrushes with the back side in the form of grooves or pimples.

    How to clean

    And how to clean the tongue? The tongue should be cleaned at least twice a day: after sleep and at night. This should be done with the use of toothpaste, holding the scraper several times from the root of the tongue to the tip.After that, you can apply a bactericidal gel for the gums, hold for a couple of minutes and rinse your mouth.

    Traditional medicine recommends a method in which, along with ridding the tongue of plaque, the body is cleared through the salivary glands. In the morning on an empty stomach it is necessary to suck vegetable oil for 10-15 minutes. It as an adsorbent pulls all the harmful substances. Spit out the oil and rinse the mouth.

    Language is an indicator of health

    Plaque can be a sign of various diseases: nasopharynx, liver, digestive tract. A healthy person does not have a dense plaque on his tongue, only a little in the morning. Therefore, the basic rule of getting rid of plaque is finding out the reasons for its occurrence at the doctor.

    In infants plaque can be a sign of thrush. How to clean the newborn language? This is done with a gauze cloth wound around a finger and soaked with a solution of soda or nystatin. You can buy a special brush in the form of a cap, worn on the finger.


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