Cleaning Your Tongue: The Benefits

Do you brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis? Do you work hard to keep your teeth strong and healthy? Your smile is likely reaping the benefits of excellent oral health. Still, do you ever wonder if there’s more you could do for your oral health? We invite you to consider how a tongue scraper could benefit your smile.

You see, many people are unable to brush their tongues because they have a highly sensitive gag reflex. Still, if you haven’t been able to clean your mouth with a brush in the past, you could explore using a tongue scraper. You see, a tongue scraper is designed to help you remove harmful bacteria from your tongue without triggering your gag reflex. In general, you can find different types of tongues scrapers such as a metal tongue scraper, or a plastic one, which is usually better for individuals with an overactive gag reflex.

Although cleaning your tongue regularly isn’t strictly necessary, a clean tongue means better breath for you. Unfortunately, the tongue can harbor bacteria which leads to bad breath. The bacteria could eventually spread to your teeth and gums, although this shouldn’t be a problem if you keep up on your oral care.

If you have any questions about using a tongue scraper in Pasadena, Texas, or would like to meet with our dentist, Dr. Razan, we invite you to contact Time Square Dental Group at (832) 426.4433. We will also be happy to address any oral health concerns that you may have and offer you personalized advice. We’re excited to help you meet all of your oral care needs!