4. Yeast infection
A yeast infection that occurs within the mouth is called an oral rush, and it occurs when the bacteria levels present within your mouth reach an alarmingly uncontrollable rate. This usually happens when you don’t brush your tongue for a long period of time, as it allows the yeast to grow unchecked and beyond control.
A yeast infection can be spotted by the occurrence of white patches on the surface of your tongue. Doctors usually treat it with anti-fungal medicines, and if you want to prevent it, you must brush your tongue every single day.
5. Periodontal disease
When the bacteria accumulated on the surface of your tongue travels towards your teeth, if triggers several dental ailments, primarily gum inflammation, red gums or even gingivitis.
If these dental ailments are allowed to grow unchecked and untreated, the inflammation tends to grow out into a severe periodontal disease.
A periodontal disease refers to the condition where the gums begin to pull away from the teeth, and the space they leave open gets infected. This excruciatingly painful condition can cause your teeth to fall out, and even worse is the fact that chronic periodontal inflammation alarmingly increases your risk for developing heart strokes, attacks, and even miscarriages.
If you feel scared and upset with all these scary dental ailments, just grab your toothbrush and start scrubbing your tongue because it’s never too late to start a good preventive care regime.