Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Wonderful Tongue Scraper

Have you ever thought about what you do at home as your regular oral hygiene routine?

You’re always encouraged to brush two times a day, floss once a day, and incorporate a daily alcohol free mouth rinse. What seems to be missed is your tongue!

Here are a few reasons that tongue cleaning with a tongue scraper is a GREAT idea:
  1. Contributes to halitosis (bad breath): Given that most bad breath comes from the bacteria at the back of the tongue (an area that's difficult to reach with a toothbrush), studies have shown that tongue scraping significantly reduces and removes oral bacteria from the crevices of all areas on the tongue when used correctly.
  2. Boost your immunity: The tongue is part of the first line of defense in your immune system. Scraping your tongue prevents toxins from being reabsorbed into your body and boosts overall immune function.
  3. Helps with general oral and dental health: This oral hygiene practice promotes general tooth and gum health and removes bacteria and toxins responsible for periodontal problems, plaque build-up, tooth decay, loss of teeth, gum infections.
Next time you are in for your dental hygiene visit; ask your hygienist for a tongue scraper.

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