Your tongue is probably filthy. Oh yes that's right! Even if you are a 'brush twice a day' type of person, you are missing a part of the mouth that holds the most bacteria and is the leading cause of bad breath.
Your mouth is full of bacteria, but thats's not necessarily a bad thing. In fact it's good for oral hygiene. The problem is when the bad bacteria overtakes the good and gives you a serious case of stink mouth.
How Do I Know If I Should Clean My Tongue?
Our bodies are constantly exposed to toxins from our food, beverages, and the environment. When toxins are not expelled from the body, they can accumulate and start to effect our well-being and immunity.
Possible signs that toxins have begun to accumulate in the body are:
- A white coating on the tongue
- Bad breath
- Mental fog
- Overall sense of stagnation or weakness
- Generalised body aches
- Reduced appetite
- Bloating, fatigue or lethargy
If you can relate to any of these symptoms then introducing tongue cleaning to your daily oral care routine could be life changing!
How Can I Tell If My Tongue Is Clean?
If you want to know whether or not your tongue-cleaning efforts have been successful, check out your tongue in the mirror. It should be a fleshy pink colour. If it looks black and hairy, white, or any other colour besides pink, that probably just means there’s a buildup of debris on your tongue that you can clean off using a tongue cleaner.
People often make the mistake of using their toothbrush to clean their tongue. Unlike a tongue cleaner, when you use a toothbrush all the old gunk and bacteria get trapped in the bristles and are just left to breed on it. No thanks!
Opt for a tongue cleaner like the Keeko Premium Tongue Cleaner which is made of naturally antimicrobial copper. It's been specifically designed for ease of use and to comfortably hug the curve of the tongue.
Purchase a Tongue Cleaner here
Blog post written by our friends, Keeko. We are a proud stockist of Keeko, a female-founded brand based in Sydney.