Oral Health Care
Oral Health Care Facts
- Studies have shown that poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, and oral microorganisms are closely linked to:
- Heart attacks and strokes
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Emphysema and other lung diseases
- Premature and low birth weight babies
- Cavities among children
- The surface of the tongue is the main breeding ground fortrillions of living and rotting microorganisms, bacteria and plaque that later attack the teeth and gums.
- An unclean tongue will re-infect just cleaned teeth in seconds.
- 90% of all halitosis originates in our mouths, 80% comes from our tongue.
- Tooth brushing alone does not clean our mouths. Tooth brushes are designed to clean our teeth and are notan effective tongue cleaner.
- The elderly generally experience a heavier coating on the tongue, which is often associated with dry mouth due to reduced salivary flow and medications.
Cleaning the tongue with an appropriately designed tongue cleaner also massages the tongue. This is an important element of traditional Chinese medicine where the tongue surface is identified as an important reflexogenic zone.
Tongue cleaning improves the sense of taste (because of cleaning the taste buds) and also stimulates the secretions of digestive enzymes.
Who recommends tongue cleaning
- Dental professionals
- Halitosis specialists
In the past several years, dental professionals (dentists and hygienists) have emphasized the importance of tongue cleaning as a way to maintain a high level of oral hygiene. In addition, physicians have rediscovered the link between oral health and pathologies of the rest of the body, one which was prevalent in the medical field in the early part of the 20th century. Breath specialists generally agree that the majority of cases of halitosis (bad breath) come from the rear of the tongue, an area that can be cleaned efficiently by using an ergonomically designed tongue cleaner.
"Prevention is better than a cure!"
Tongue scraping combined with tooth brushing has been shown to reduce bacteria and bad breath by up to 85%. Just one day of tongue cleaning can reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth by up to 50%.