Will Scraping My Tongue Give Me a Cleaner Mouth?

Odds are you’re reading this because you’re looking for a cleaner, more healthy mouth. You’ve probably learned the importance of brushing and flossing regularly, as well as the types of toothbrushes and other products that can lead to better dental health, including mouthwashes and treatments such as cleanings, cosmetic improvement, and more.

Tongue scraping is becoming a popular way to maintain a cleaner mouth. Millions of bacteria live in the mouth and a large number of them reside on the tongue itself. This bacteria can cause bad breath, as well as lead to a variety of other dental and health problems.

Tongue scraping can be done in three different ways: with your toothbrush, a tongue scraper, or a tongue brush. Which one is the best? According to a 2004 study published in the Journal of Periodontology, scraping the tongue with a toothbrush reduced the number of sulfur compounds by 45 %, while a tongue scraper reduced the amount by 75%.

To most effectively use a tongue scraper, keep in mind that you can be gentle and still receive great benefits. Scrape the entire area of the tongue, from back to front, and rinse your tongue when you’re finished. It’s also important to rinse and clean your tongue scraper on a regular basis to maintain its cleanliness.

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