Tongue Scrapers Should Be a Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine
Posted on 10/30/2019 by Harry Albers, DDS
Perhaps you've never heard of tongue scrapers and are wondering what on Earth they are. A tongue scraper is a useful tool that you use to clean your tongue.
They are actually quite diverse and come in a whole range of sizes and shapes. To use a tongue scraper, you start at the back of your tongue and scrape in a forward motion with the scraper.
Uses of Tongue Scrapers
You might be wondering what the use is, since you probably use your toothbrush to clean your tongue already. However, a tongue scraper is pretty useful and does an even better job at cleaning your tongue than your toothbrush. Because they've been custom designed for the job at hand, they are far more effective and easier to handle.
How to Clean Your Mouth
Cleaning your tongue should be a regular part of your mouth cleaning routine, as it comes with plenty of benefits. For starters, it's going to keep your tongue clean and healthy, which is something you definitely want. It can also potentially help if you have halitosis, as more often than not the tongue has something to do with bad breath.
When to Seek Medical Assistance
To be sure, in case you suspect that you have halitosis, which is chronic bad breath, you should visit our offices immediately so we can help you with the problem. However, in the meantime, using a tongue scraper should help keep your breath fresh while you're on your way.
If for no other reason, many people actually claim that using a tongue scraper makes their tongues feel clean after they're done. If you're one of those people, then it's a good idea to make tongue scraping a normal part of your cleaning routine. It's a great way to do that little extra when cleaning your mouth, which can ultimately make you more confident when you're around people.