Tongue scrapers are small, plastic dental tools that have a curved edge. By dragging a tongue scraper across the top of your tongue, you can scrape off germs and bacteria. These yucky culprits are often the cause of bad breath.
While brushing and flossing are the most important things that you can do for your mouth and oral hygiene, scraping your tongue regularly will also help you keep your mouth in great shape. The bumpy, wet surface of your tongue is the perfect place for bacteria to hang out. Bacteria left untouched will turn into foul-smelling compounds, which results in bad breath. Getting bacteria off of your tongue will help you say goodbye to bad breath, and also benefit the overall health of your mouth.
To use a tongue scraper, you’ll simply place the scraper at the back of your tongue and drag it forwards to the tip of your tongue. There is no need to be rough, as the dragging motion itself is what will get the bacteria off of your tongue. If you experience irritation, be a little more gentle the next time you scrape.
If you have any questions about tongue scrapers, or if you experience chronic bad breathe, contact the professionals at DentaLux for help!