Why are my gums bleeding?

Dustin Scott

When plaque (a soft film of bacteria) is left on the teeth and gums, the gums become irritated and inflamed. The dental term for inflammation of the gums is called gingivitis. Plaque is a soft and white film which should be regularly removed with your toothbrush and interdental aids on a daily basis.  However, if the soft white plaque is not removed, it will turn into a yellow harder substance, us dentists call calculus. This is more commonly known as tartar. Calculus can no longer be removed at home and will require professional removal. Any calculus build up is a...

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As Featured in the British Dental Journal

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We’re delighted to have been featured in the British Dental Journal (BDJ) as the alternative to plastic toothpaste tubes 👅It’s a pleasure for our brand to be recognised not only by the public but by dental professionals!

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Does more foam equal better cleaning?

Dustin Scott

This is a common misconception. Toothpaste manufacturers have made their toothpastes foamier and foamier over the years. This has made people feel the foamier the toothpaste, the better it works. However, this isn't true. The foaminess often comes from the use of Palm Oil ingredients. Its use has been a major contributor to deforestation and destruction of the habits of Orangutans, Pygmy elephants and Sumatran rhinos, many of which are already endangered species. This sector has also serious issues of exploitation of workers and child labour. For these reasons, here at Tongue's, we made the decision to remove Palm Oil...

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Hands up, who rinses their mouth?

Dustin Scott

We have included the perfect amount of fluoride in our toothpaste tablets to protect your teeth and prevent decay. If you rinse your mouth straight after brushing, you are washing away all of the good fluoride. We say, “spit don’t rinse” for a reason. You will thank yourself later, trust us.      

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I’m feeling tired, rinsing with mouthwash does the same thing, doesn’t it?

Dustin Scott

There is no substitute for mechanically removing the plaque from your teeth with your toothbrush. Oral hygiene aids should be used in conjunction with each other, not as a replacement. You will thank us later when you think of us and decided to spend that extra two minutes brushing your teeth, even though you fell asleep on the sofa and just wanted to get into bed. Establish a good routine and stick with it. It takes time to form a new habit but learning to take care of one aspect of your health, makes you health minded and able to...

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Do I really need to clean in between my teeth?

Dustin Scott

With the right technique, your toothbrush does a pretty good job cleaning the front and back sides of your teeth. However, it is not the best at cleaning in between your teeth. Floss or interdental brushes are essential to removing all of the bacteria from all sides of your teeth. Whether you use floss or interdental brushes, comes down the size of the gaps between your teeth. With interdental brushes, always use the largest size brush that fits between the gaps.

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