Yes, a tongue scraper can definitely help you with bad breath!
Tongue scrapers are small, wand-like products that scrape the surface of your tongue and remove the debris, particles, and dead cells from the tongue. They can also remove the coating on the tongue that forms from smoking, dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, yeast infections and medication use. By removing these things from your tongue, you will have a fresher and cleaner tongue and breath!
There are many different tongue scrapers available in the world today. Some of those scrapers include plastic, metal, and bristle-filled tongue scrapers. You can generally find them at your local drug and grocery stores as well as your dental office. If you would like to know which scraper is best for you and your personal smile, we encourage you to talk to your dentist and ask for suggestions.
Using a tongue scraper is easy and doable. All you need to do is:
• Rinse the scraper with water before and after each use.
• Start by placing the scraper at the back of your tongue. Then, gently bring it forward, scraping the particles off the surface.
• Clean each section of the tongue, including the center, right side, and left side.
• Rinse your mouth with water after you have cleaned the tongue.
If you would like to know more about tongue cleaners, call our office today and talk to our friendly dental team. We look forward to helping you!