At Southwind Dental Care, we believe general dentistry treatments, including routine care and good oral hygiene habits, are the foundation of a healthy smile. One way to enhance oral hygiene is to add a tongue scraper to your daily routine. A tongue scraper is a tool that makes it easy to remove built up debris from the tongue for enhanced oral health and freshness. If your breath doesn't feel fresh even after brushing, flossing, or rinsing with mouthwash, you may benefit from adding a tongue scraper to your oral hygiene routine. Discover more of the benefits of tongue scrapers in this overview from Memphis, TN dentist Timothy S. Messer.
A tongue scraper is precisely what it sounds like, a tool to scrape the tongue. Tongue scrapers may be made of plastic, steel, or copper and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Using a tongue scraper on a regular basis can help enhance oral health and make the mouth feel fresher.
There are many benefits to adding a tongue scraper to your daily oral hygiene routine. Some of the many benefits include:
Including a tongue scraper when you brush and floss your teeth can provide an added boost of freshness to your daily oral hygiene routine. It's easy to use a tongue scraper whenever you brush and floss your teeth. Tongue scrapers may be used before or after brushing. However, most people prefer to start with their tongue scraper.
To use a tongue scraper simply place the flat portion of the scraper at the back of the tongue. Pull the scraper forward to the tip of the tongue. This should pull plaque, bacteria, dead skin cells, and other debris from the tongue. Rinse this debris off the scraper and repeat the process until the scraper comes up clean.
For more tips to improve oral health, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Messer today.
I have been to several dentists in the Memphis Area and I have finally found THE ONE!! Dr. Messer is the best dentist I have ever been to. I have complete confidence in any procedure that he performs and I can't imagine ever going to any other dentist.