Do Tongue Scrapers Help Your Oral Hygiene?

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Tongue scrapers are great oral hygiene tools. They help you deeply clean your tongue and remove any harmful bacteria or particles that are causing your bad breath. So, if you wish to eliminate your bad breath, a tongue scraper may be the best option for you!

You can find a tongue scraper at your local drug or grocery stores or at our dental office. These tools come in a variety of different types, including plastic scrapers, metal scrapers, scrapers with bristles, and more. If you want to know which scraper is best for you, call our office today and talk to a member of our friendly dental team! We are more than happy to help you find the best and most successful product possible.

When using the scraper, please remember to rinse it with water before and after each use. Doing so will help you have a more successful cleaning. Start cleaning your tongue by placing the tool in the back of your mouth and moving it gently forward, removing the bacteria, debris, and dead cells from your tongue. This technique is also helpful when removing tongue coatings that form after smoking, dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, yeast infections, and medication use. When you are done cleaning your tongue, remember to rinse your mouth with water.

Now please note that using a tongue scraper does not replace your oral hygiene routine. You still need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile at least once a day, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily.

Please feel free to call our office today if you have any questions!