When brushing your teeth your probably brush your tongue as well with a toothbrush. Did you know there’s actually a better way to brush your tongue? Tongue scrapers have been all the rage recently in improving your tongue health. Parkcrest Dental Group is going to explain what a tongue scraper is, what it can do for your tongue health, and how you use them!
What Are Tongue Scrapers?
A tongue scraper can be made from all different materials including plastic, copper, or metal. Tongue scrapers are usually only a few inches long and have some type of handle with a rounded tip used to scrape the tongue. Others may be v-shaped with no circular tip and can be dragged across the tongue with the two handles on the ends of the shape.
What Are The Benefits?
Tongue scrapers can benefit your mouth in many ways. From getting rid of bad breath germs, to eliminating undigested food particles stuck to the tongue, tongue scrapers are essential to anyone wanting to improve their tongue health and keep a healthy tongue and mouth.
How Do You Use One?
Using a tongue scraper is very easy and almost anyone can do it. Simply open your mouth, stick your tongue out wide and drag the scraper down your tongue. Use a firm stroke and enough pressure to scrape your tongue. After each stroke, rinse the scraper well so you don’t put any film or bacteria onto your tongue. When you’re finished scraping, wash the scraper thoroughly and store carefully.
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