The tongue and oral cavity are an ideal place for bacteria growth and development. And these bacteria are usually the main culprit for bad breath. At night, while we sleep, bad bacteria grow and multiply very easily, if we don’t clean the tongue regularly. But, if we regularly maintain good oral hygiene, paying special attention to the tongue, we can prevent cough and other oral infections.

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How To Clean Your Tongue With Baking Soda

In the evening, when you brush your teeth before going to bed, you should also brush your tongue with baking soda.

What we suggest here is a very simple cleansing technique. Water your toothbrush and dip it into a small bowl, filled with baking soda. Then, start brushing your tongue gently, for about 20 seconds. Move gradually from the front to the middle of your tongue, and then all the way back. Make sure to cover the entire surface of your tongue.

When you finish brushing the tongue, rinse your mouth with cool water. Repeat the rinse couple of times, so that you can remove the residue of baking soda from your mouth.

This cleansing procedure will increase your sensitivity to different flavors, and it’ll protect you from different illnesses, such as throat and lung infections, and many other oral infections. All in all, brushing your tongue on a daily basis will significantly improve your breath, as well as your overall health.

Baking soda is a chemical compound, derived from the natural mineral nahcolite. It’s known to kill the unwanted bacteria in the mouth and it helps maintain the normal pH value in the oral cavity, which is often disturbed due to the high intake of sugar.

Moreover, this ingredient can help you whiten your teeth. So, when you finish brushing your tongue, brush your teeth with some baking soda as well. Et voilà, with your fresh breath and white teeth, you can smile all day long!

Precaution: Baking soda contains sodium, so people who follow a strict diet plan, with controlled sodium intake, should be careful not to swallow this mixture. Especially if they take some medicines, or if they suffer from a chronic disease.