Brushing, Flossing, and… Scraping?!

A tongue scraper is a device used to help clean your tongue. Tongue scrapers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and work by starting at the back of the tongue and pulling the scraper forward. Some people choose to clean their tongue by using their toothbrush as well.

Cleaning your tongue helps keep your breath fresh, but there is no evidence that brushing or scraping your tongue will PREVENT bad breath or improve halitosis.  If you like the way your mouth feels after you clean your tongue, keep it up as part of your daily dental routine. It can be a great way to go the extra mile for your mouth! Our in office Oxyfresh kit includes a tongue scraper, as well as rinse, and dental relief gel!

 

 

If scraping is not for you, there are four things you can do to make sure your mouth is healthy:

1. Brush your twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

2. Floss daily!

3. Reduce intake of sugary snacks & drinks.

4. Visit your dentist as recommended: either every three or six months.


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