Have you been struggling with your oral health recently? Wondering how you might be able to improve it in one easy way? Here at Bay Dental we know how difficult it can be in a world of bacteria, debris from your food, fungi and dead cells this can difficult. Where is that world, you may ask? Your tongue. That’s right, your tongue is a hotbed of factors which can seriously affect your dental hygiene.

So, why is cleaning your tongue an important part of your dental health?

man sticking out clean tongue

Be Gone Bad Breath

If you suffer from bad breath, no matter how much you brush your teeth, then the cause might be a build-up of bacteria on your tongue. Halitosis can negatively affect your self-esteem, relationships, and your general day to day life. Bad breath is caused by build ups at the back of the tongue, so cleaning the back of your tongue can actually drastically improve your overall mouth health.

Increased Flavour Profile

Cleaning your tongue can also help with your eating experience. How? Digestion begins with salivation and taste; your stomach is warned ahead of time that you will be enjoying a delicious meal. So, if your taste buds are blocked by a build-up then this can slow your digestive system down. Removing this not only helps you enjoy the flavour but can make your digestive system that much more efficient.


The first line of defence for your immune system? Your mouth and nose in most cases. The healthier these are, the more likely you will be able to avoid lots of common infections and colds. Toxins can be absorbed into your body if they build upon your tongue. Cleaning it removes these from your system altogether and enables your health to be in tip top shape.

Improved Dental Health

Of course, dental health is one of the biggest issues that cleaning your tongue can improve. Cleaning your tongue can help prevent plaque build-up, as well as remove a lot of bacteria and other substances which can be harmful to your gum health.


Have any questions regarding your oral health and how it can be helped by cleaning your tongue regularly? Or even just want to know more about what Bay Dental, your cosmetic dentist in Lancaster, can do for your oral health, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today – we’ll be more than happy to help!

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