Bacteria on Your Tongue
Photo of bacteria on the surface of a human tongue
Stinky breath caused by 40,000 bacteria living on human tongue
There are about 40,000 bacteria in the mouth of a human being. Not all of them are good for your health. The harmful bacteria lurk in between the teeth and cling to the gums. The majority of bad guys have a ball right on the surface of the tongue because the venue is big, warm, and has plenty of food.
The surface of the tongue is covered with minute projections (papillae), which give it a furred appearance. There are also numerous tiny grooves running across the surface. That is where bacteria huddle in large numbers. Bacteria feed on leftovers and dead cells. The harmful microorganisms attack teeth and gums and produce a typical foul smell, rotten egg-smelling gases or “dragon mouth.” The findings of several studies show that oral debris on the tongue is the root cause of bad breath in 85% of all cases.
Focus on the heart of the matter: run your tongue scraper from the root toward the tip of the tongue. The beasts are thought to behave themselves during the daytime since the majority of them are washed away by saliva rich in acids and oxygen. But things get ugly after dark. The decay process intensifies dramatically since the secretion of saliva drops by 50 times at night. That is why your mouth smells like a pigsty in the morning.
You are strongly recommended to brush your tongue once you brushed your teeth. The cleansing of the tongue is required for removing bacteria, mucus and microscopic leftovers. It would be ideal if you could clean your tongue in the morning, at night and preferable after meals every day. Well, it is easier than it seems. Give it a try.
Article source: http://english.pravda.ru/health/25-09-2006/84642-tongue-0/
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