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What is a Tongue Scraper?
Posted on 6/20/2018 by Robert Leale
One of the reasons that people are afraid of the dentist is the terms used to describe the tools to help with your oral health. One of the tools is a tongue scraper. There are not many things about that name that makes a person feel comfortable, but that does not mean this tool does not serve a purpose. It is not as bad as people think. Learning what a tongue scraper is and how it can help could change people's mind about it. Describing the Tool Tongue scrapers are tools that can help clean the tongue. They typically come in two different forms. Some tongue scrapers include brushes that will brush the tongue to clean it. The more common tongue scrapers come in either a t-shape or a u-shape. To use them a person runs the scraper over the tongue to remove any debris that collects on it. Why Use a Tongue Scraper?Many wonder why they should run a tool that scraps debris off their tongue. Most of the bacteria found in the mouth and teeth are on the tongue. The bacteria can lead to a variety of problems including tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease. The best defense a person has against these problems is removing the bacteria. We recommend tongue scraping once a day. A person should scrape the tongue from the back as far as they can without gagging. After scraping the tongue, rinse out the mouth. A gentle mouthwash or water will work when rinsing. Do not overdo either scraping or brushing of the tongue. It is possible to damage the tongue when done over aggressively. Taking good care of your teeth, gums and tongue is not always easy. One of the problems that many people face is not knowing what to do. To learn more about how to maintain good oral health, contact our dental professionals for advice....
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All Posts:
What is a Tongue Scraper?
6/20/2018
What Does Saliva Do in Your Mouth Anyway?
6/10/2018
The Danger of Using Orange Shades of Lipsticks
5/20/2018
Steps to Take Now to Ensure Your Teeth Look Great This Summer
5/10/2018
How is Bite Disease Treated?
4/20/2018
Explaining the Connection Between Smoking and Gum Disease
4/10/2018
How Your Mouth Naturally Neutralizes Acids
3/20/2018
How Tea Can Help With Bad Breath and Gum Disease
3/10/2018
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
3/6/2018
Implants Can Give You a More Youthful Appearance
2/20/2018
How Your Teeth Benefit When You Learn to Manage Stress
2/10/2018
Ways of Easing Dental Sensitivity
1/20/2018
Water After Brushing Needs to Be Limited or Not Used for 30 Minutes
1/10/2018
How Mouthguards Benefit You When Sleep is Involved
12/20/2017
How Many Fluoride Treatments Should You Get Each Year?
12/10/2017
Do You Make a Good Tooth Fairy for Your Family?
11/20/2017
Dangers of Chewing up Pieces of Ice
11/10/2017
Common Pains to Expect After Getting Your First Filling
10/20/2017
Can You Whiten the Dentin Beneath Your Tooth's Enamel?
10/10/2017
Common Excuses from People Who Do Not Floss
9/20/2017
Caring for a Cracked Veneer
9/10/2017
Benefits of Having a Dentist That Compares X-rays
8/20/2017
Benefits of Getting Fluoride Treatments
8/10/2017
Are You Hurting Your Teeth When You Sleep with Your Mouth Open
7/30/2017
Advantages of Using Veneers to Cover Minor Dental Imperfections
7/23/2017
What Is In Tap Water That Benefits Your Teeth?
6/20/2017
What Happens When Your Mouth Dries Out?
6/10/2017
How Composite Fillings are Different Other Than Color
5/20/2017
How Cavities Can Come from Getting Braces
5/10/2017
Would You Brush Better with a Different Flavor of Toothpaste?
4/20/2017
Dangers of Putting Off Problems with Your Teeth
4/10/2017
Caring for Your Teeth When Facing Morning Sickness
3/20/2017
Can You Make Your Own Mouthwash?
3/10/2017
Being a Good Example Means Going to the Dentist
2/20/2017
Are Veneers a Good Option for Cracks in Your Teeth?
2/10/2017
Traveling for Dental Care - Is It Worth It?
1/20/2017
Tips to Make Eating After an Extraction Easier
1/10/2017
Does Your Entire Household Need Sealants?
12/20/2016
Does Whitening Your Teeth Destroy Your Enamel?
12/10/2016
If You Eat Sweets and Your Teeth Hurt, What Could Be the Cause?
11/20/2016
If You Knock Out a Tooth, What Should You Store the Tooth In Until You See the Dentist?
11/10/2016
The Dangers of Diet Pills On Your Teeth
10/20/2016
The Best Fillings for Easy to See Teeth
10/10/2016
Jaw Pains and What They Might Mean
9/20/2016
The Toothpaste Buying Guide
9/10/2016
Does Pregnancy Destroy My Teeth?
8/20/2016
Do You Need to Use Mouthwash Every Day?
8/10/2016
Is It Normal For My Gums to Bleed When Brushing or Flossing?
7/20/2016
Keeping Your Teeth Healthy on the Raw Food Diet
6/20/2016
Keep Your Smile Strong with Fluoride Treatments
6/10/2016
Sharks Could Teach Us about Tooth Regeneration
5/20/2016
It's Possible to Fix Your Cracked Porcelain Veneers
5/10/2016
Biofilm: What Is It?
4/20/2016
Are Silk Worms the Answer to Dry Mouth?
4/10/2016
Dealing with Cracked Corners of the Mouth
3/25/2016
DDS vs. DMD: What is the Difference?
3/15/2016
Get a Smoother Smile with Enamel Shaping
2/25/2016
Fixing Your Smile's Spacing Problem
2/15/2016
Talk to Your Dentist about Herbal Supplements
1/25/2016
Oral Health and Nursing: What You Need to Know
1/15/2016
Tooth Tattoos Are a New Trend in Self Expression
12/23/2015
Start Your Day off Right with a Tooth-Healthy Breakfast
12/13/2015
Find a Mouthwash to Help Combat Your Bad Breath
11/20/2015
FAQs For Seniors about Dental Care
11/10/2015
Is Your Toothbrush Making You Sick?
10/20/2015
Is Your Anxiety Disorder Affecting Your Teeth?
10/10/2015
Can a Root Canal Save Your Tooth?
9/20/2015
Best Ways to Screen Your Mouth for Oral Cancer
9/10/2015
What are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?
8/20/2015
Ways to Make your Teeth Less Sensitive
8/10/2015
3 Ways Moms can Enhance their Oral Health with their Kids
7/27/2015
Should Water Be Mixed with Toothpaste When Brushing?
7/7/2015
How to Care for Porcelain Veneers
6/25/2015
Foods that Help to Fight Bad Breath
6/5/2015
How to Fix an Overbite
5/26/2015
Get a Dental Exam Before going to College
5/10/2015
Oral Health Issues are Preventable
4/20/2015
Don't Succumb to Dental Phobia
4/10/2015
Pregnancy and Dental Health
3/23/2015
What's the Difference Between Canker Sores and Cold Sores?
3/11/2015
Aging and Your Smile
2/24/2015
Diet Soda: Not What the Dentist Ordered
2/20/2015

Quiz: Lesser Known Teeth Topics. Test Your Tooth IQ!

April 27, 2015

Don't Ignore Sleep Apnea - 5 Reasons Why

January 26, 2015

5 Ways to Make Dentists Visits a Breeze for a Special Needs Child

January 20, 2015

3 Ways Dental Implants Make You Happy

January 13, 2015

The Toothbrush Your Dentist Recommends

December 4, 2014

Use or Lose. You Could Be Missing Out On Dental Work You've Already Paid For!

December 1, 2014

Four Reasons Dental Crowns are Used

November 21, 2014

Mouth Guards

October 28, 2014

Signs that you Suffer from Gum Disease

October 5, 2014

Is Chewing Gum Healthy?

September 15, 2014

What is Preventative Dental Care?

August 8, 2014

Gum Disease

July 15, 2014

What your Bad Breath is Telling You?

June 4, 2014

Dealing with Dental Emergencies

May 11, 2014

Reduce Stress, Relieve Bruxism!

April 6, 2014

Malocclusion and Its Effects on You

March10, 2014
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