Today, we’re going to be talking about tongue scrapers. The tongue is textured in a wet environment, so you can imagine it gets pretty nasty.
Most of you probably use a toothbrush to clean your tongue every morning. What you’re doing is moving the bacteria around the mouth, that’s spreading to your teeth and can cause bad breath. So, we want to get that out of the mouth.
That’s where your tongue scraper comes in. They come in different materials like plastic, and stainless steel which you can get at our office. You’ll want to use it once daily, in the morning after brushing, and after your mouth wash if you use it. You want to place it as far back as you can tolerate with firm pressure and pull it forward, and on the sides. You will see all that gunk come out.
You can rinse it, and you’re going to want to clean it regularly. You will want to use a tongue scraper every day from then on.
That’s all for today! If you have any questions, give us a call.