Čišćenje jezika smatra se važnim delom svakodnevne oralne higijene. Osim pranja zuba četkicom (sprečava karijes, zapaljenje desni i bolesti desni), potrebno je očistiti i jezik. Time se sprečava i otklanja neprijatan zadah iz usta generisan bakterijama koje prekrivaju jezik, česticama hrane koja se razlaže, gljivicama (kao npr. kandida) i mrtvim ćelijama sa dorzalnog područja jezika. Čišćenje jezika takođe otklanja i neke vrste bakterija koje uzrokuju kvarenje zuba i probleme sa desnima.

Za čišćenje jezika ljudi obično koriste četkicu za  zube. Nažalost, četkica za zube nije originalno namenjena tome. Naime, ona je konstruisana za čišćenje zuba, znači čvrste strukture. Jezik je, kao što znate, sačinjen od mekšeg, sunđerastog poroznijeg tkiva. To znači da iziskuje i drugačije alatke za čišćenje. Čistači (strugači) jezika su ergonomski oblikovani  u skladu sa anatomijom jezika.

Optimizovani su da efikasno uklanjaju plak (lepljiva materija koja sadrži bakterije) koji prekriva površinu jezika. Takođe, danas se proizvode i četkice koje sa druge strane imaju i deo namenjen čišćenju jezika. Inače, cena čistača (strugača) jezika na srpskom tržištu je oko 100 do 120 dinara (npr. DONTO Dent čistač u DM prodavnicama – fotografija ispod).

 

Pogledajte demonstracione video snimke o različitim vrstama čištača jezika (na engleskom jeziku):

 

Čišćenje jezika, osim uklanjanja miliona bakterija (do 500 različitih vrsta), čestica hrane koja se razlaže, gljivica i mrtvih ćelija s površine jezika je i opšteprihvaćen deo rešenja neprijatnog zadaha iz usta (stručni naziv halitosis). Naučna istraživanja su pokazala da u otprilike 80-95% slučajeva neprijatnog zadaha iz usta, uzrok potiče iz usne duplje, uglavnom iz materija deponovanih na zadnjem delu jezika.

 

Istraživanja pokazuju da samo oko 5-20% slučajeva potiču iz želuca, od krajnika, od rastvorene hrane zaglavljene između zuba, bolesti desni, zubnih kvarova ili zubnog plaka. Kliničke studije pokazale su da svakodnevno korišćenje čistača jezika ima značajan uticaj na uklanjanje anaerobnih bakterija i smanjenje neprijatnog zadaha.

Zaključak je sledeći: ne zaboravite da pored svakodnevnog pranja zuba očistite i jezik. Time ćete značajno doprineti svom oralnom zdravlju i prevenciji neprijatnog zadaha, zubnih kvarova i oboljenja desni.

Izvori:

Simple Steps to Dental Health

American Dental Association

Dentpedia


Tongue cleaning is considered an important part of daily oral hygiene. Aside from tooth brushing which prevents cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease, tongue cleaning has been cited to prevent and remove white and yellow bad breath generating coating of bacteria, decaying food particles, fungi (such as Candida), and dead cells from the dorsal area of the tongue. Tongue cleaning also removes some of the bacteria species that cause tooth decay and gum problems.

One common tool that people use to clean their tongue is the tooth brush. Unfortunately, however, toothbrushes are not built for this purpose because it was originallyconceptualized for cleaning teeth – a structure with a solid frame and material not like the tongue which is composed of softer, spongy tissue. For the latter, tongue cleaners are used. They are shaped ergonomically in accordance with the anatomy of the tongue, and are optimized to lift and trap the plaque coating to effectively clean its surface.

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Tongue cleaning, aside from removing millions of bacteria (up to 500 different types), decaying food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue, is generally viewed as the solution for most cases of halitosis or bad breath. Scientific studies have shown that in approximately 80-95% of bad breath cases, the cause originates in the oral cavity, mainly from material deposited on the rear of the tongue.

Research shows that only about 5-20% of cases originate in the stomach, from the tonsils, from decaying food stuck between the teeth, gum disease, tooth decay, or plaque accumulated on the teeth. Clinical studies have shown that using tongue cleaners on a daily basis has a significant effect on eliminating anaerobic bacteria and decreasing oral malodor.

 

Tongue cleaning, aside from removing millions of bacteria (up to 500 different types), decaying food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue, is generally viewed as the solution for most cases of halitosis or bad breath. Scientific studies have shown that in approximately 80-95% of bad breath cases, the cause originates in the oral cavity, mainly from material deposited on the rear of the tongue.

 

Research shows that only about 5-20% of cases originate in the stomach, from the tonsils, from decaying food stuck between the teeth, gum disease, tooth decay, or plaque accumulated on the teeth. Clinical studies have shown that using tongue cleaners on a daily basis has a significant effect on eliminating anaerobic bacteria and decreasing oral malodor.

The conclusion is: do not forget to clean your tongue on a daily basis. This will help your oral health and prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum problems.

Sources:

Simple Steps to Dental Health

American Dental Association

Dentpedia