Tongue scrapers are small, wand-like tools that clean your tongue and help you solve the issue of bad breath. These scrapers successfully remove the debris, bacteria, and dead cells from your tongue. They can also remove tongue coatings that are caused by smoking, dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, yeast infections, and medication use.
Tongue scrapers are available at the nearest drug and grocery stores, and they generally come in two different types: plastic and metal. If you would like to use a tongue scraper that is perfect for you, we encourage you to talk to your dentist about your options.
When you are using the scraper, make sure you rinse it before and after each use. This will remove the bacteria and debris that are present. Also, remember to scrape the entire surface of your tongue, including the sides—not just the center. When you are done cleaning your tongue, rinse your mouth with water.
These tools successfully clean within the crevices of your tongue, and they free your tongue from the many particles that engulf it. If you want to know which tongue scraper is best for your specific smile, we invite you to come into our office today and talk to a member of our friendly dental team. We are more than happy to help you!