Proper Tongue Cleaning Might Save Your Life

Do You Ever Clean Your Tongue?

If not, you have probably noticed a white or yellow coating on your tongue’s surface. That’s Biofilm, and it’s home to billions of disease causing bacteria.

What is Biofilm?

This mucus-coating is a combination of food debris, dead skin cells, and free-floating plaque. You’ll notice that it’s thickest on the back of the tongue where small bumps, called papillae, easily trap the stray debris. And while this all sounds pretty gross, what lies beneath is far worse.

Millions upon-millions of disease-causing, plaque forming, bad breath generating bacteria make their homes underneath the biofilm layer. They’re called anaerobic bacteria (think, opposite of aerobic), and they thrive in this kind of oxygen-free environments.

The debris and bacteria in biofilm are responsible for a variety of oral and dental problems:

  1. Biofilm and it’s bacteria are responsible for 99% of bad breath! First, the bacteria and debris, in and under the biofilm putrefy. Then, they start producing foul-smelling sulphur-gases, called VSCs, responsible for bad breath, and serious halitosis. 50% of people who do not practice tongue cleaning have detectable degree of VSCs and bad breath.
  2. Biofilm allows plaque and tartar to build-up rapidly. According to the National Institute of Health, left unchecked plaque can cause tartar to build-up around the teeth and gums. This causes cavities to form, and leads to tooth-decay, or complete tooth-loss. Dental decay, puts you at serious risk for gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. And people with gum disease are far more susceptible to systemic diseases, which affect the body’s total health and overall well-being.
  3. Tongue cleaning might save your life! Recent studies have recently concluded that those with oral diseases like gingivitis, halitosis, periodontitis, and tooth-loss are far more likely to experience systemic disease in their lifetime. In a new report filed by the Center for Disease Control, scientists warn those with poor oral hygiene, can expect to be at a higher risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, as well as other systemic conditions.

Tongue Cleaning: Remove Biofilm at the Source!

Proper Tongue Cleaning will eliminate biofilm, and it’s components at the source! To properly clean your tongue you should use a flat, angled scraper (like the ProFresh Tongue Cleaner) and place the fan-shaped cleaning edge on the very back of your tongue. Make sure the angled-edge is facing down. Hold the Tongue Cleaner firmly again your tongue and pull it forward.

Repeat this motion 3-6 times, rinsing your mouth and the tongue cleaner with water each time. Be sure to clean the sides of your tongue as well as the middle to remove all biofilm. Extending your tongue as much as possible will help reach the row of small-bumps that lie at the back of the tongue.

Now, Neutralize the Bacteria

Daily use of an alcohol-free, Antimicrobial Oral Rinse, like ProFresh, is the only way to prevent the bacteria and biofilm from coming back. While there are many kinds of antibacterial oral rinse, patented ProFresh Oral Rinse is the most effective. The Molecular Chlorine Dioxide in ProFresh (ClO2) cleanses the mouth in a variety of ways. ProFresh is specially formulated, and clinically proven to:

  • Reduce proteins that allow anaerobic bacteria to ferment
  • Neutralize anaerobic bacteria, pathogens and the smell they produce on contact
  • Remove oral debris, loosening the biofilm coating
  • Destroy any free-floating dental plaque,
  • Inhibit tartar build-up on the teeth and around gums
  • Prevent plaque, VSCs, and biofilm from reforming
  • Leave healthy tissue completely untouched

Practicing proper tongue cleaning is important! It keeps your mouth clean, your breath fresh, and your teeth where they’re supposed to be. It can help prevent both oral and systemic disease. And, it’s an incredibly simple and quick addition to your daily routine.

So the next time you brush your teeth, try not to forget about your tongue. It might just save your life.

For more information about ProFresh, tongue cleaning, and your oral health visit www.profresh.com.

Bad Breath Cure Also Supports Healthier Teeth and Gums

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Struggling with plaque or gum disease?  ProFresh customers and their dentists’ report healthier teeth and gums!

ProFresh is well-known as a highly-effective bad breath cure, but it does more than just stop chronic halitosis.  It also supports a healthier mouth!

Active chlorine dioxide is the key ingredient in ProFresh that makes this oral rinse unique.  Chlorine dioxide is a safe, but tough antibacterial.  The ProFresh System considerably decreases the amount of free floating bacteria in the mouth, and as a result, the amount of dental plaque that builds up around the teeth and gums.  Dental plaque causes tooth decay and periodontal disease.  While active chlorine dioxide is the star of this show, there is an important co-star….

Tongue cleaning is also a key component of the ProFresh System.  Studies have proven that tongue cleaning is very effective in reducing dental plaque as well as the bacteria that cause bad breath.  Removing the bacteria in the mouth by rinsing with ProFresh reduces dental plaque even further than tongue cleaning alone.

Science is important, but our customers know first-hand the effects of using ProFresh on their teeth and gums.  Here’s what they have to say:

“I use ProFresh in my water flosser. My dentist says to keep doing what I am as my teeth require very little cleaning.” – Larry A.

“After having 4 cavities when my diabetes was out of control, this was recommended by my dentist.  6 months later they said I have done a good job of keeping away plaque and no cavities.” – Denise M.

“This product has helped significantly with my periodontal gum disease.  My last four dental appoints have been great.” – Connie M.

“I’m a happy customer these days. The first time I tried ProFresh almost the same day my wife said I smelled good – no more odor.  Now that made my day. Then I went for my dental check-up after about 2 months on ProFresh and I have never got such a good report. I like the fact that I work on one problem and fix 2 … can’t beat that. Thanks – Ed

If you are struggling with plaque or gum disease, consider making ProFresh a part of your daily dental hygiene routine.  To order or learn more, visit:  www.profresh.com