What can a Tongue Scraper do for Your Oral Health?

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Do you ever wonder what you can do to have better oral health? Do you brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly? Would you be surprised to learn that there may be something you can do to keep your tongue cleaner? Granted, you could simply use a toothbrush, but we recommend considering a tongue scraper.

Granted, using a tongue scrapers may seem odd at first, but please don’t let that stop you. You see, your tongue harbors plaque and bacteria that can cause bad breath and other problems. Of course you can brush your tongue, but many people find doing so uncomfortable, which makes it difficult for them to thoroughly clean their tongue.

However, while a toothbrush is made for your teeth, tongue scrapers are specifically made to clean your tongue. While tongue scrapers can be made from many materials, stainless steel is commonly used because they allow for gentle but effective cleanings.

Furthermore, using a tongue scrape is simple. Just start at the back of your tongue and pull the scraper forward. This practice can let you enjoy man benefits. For instance, with a tongue scraper you’ll be able to fight off bad breath and prevent the bacteria on your tongue from spreading to your teeth. In other words, using a tongue scraper may help you prevent cavities and tooth decay.

If you have any questions about what kind of tongue scraper is right for you please give Ridge Park Dental at 801-773-5285 a call. Our dentist, Dr. Grant Brough, and our team will be happy to help and assist you in any way.