Posted by DR. VOLKI FELAHY on May 10 2021, 06:27 AM
Tongue cleaning should be an indispensable part of your oral care routine. Just like a toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, a tongue scraper should always be in your oral hygiene kit.
This dental tool is designed to get rid of accumulated bacteria on the tongue’s surface.
A tongue scraper can:
Tongue cleaners are either shaped like a hollowed-out spoon or a U with two handles. You can choose between plastic and metal tongue scrapers.
How do you know which tongue scraper is the most effective? Skip the trial and error and check out these brands recommended by dentists.
This tongue scraper has a curved edge that makes it comfortable to use. It removes bacteria buildup thoroughly, thus promoting fresher breath. No wonder it consistently gets good ratings on Amazon.
This tongue scraper is a multitasker. It acts as a scraper and has a microbrush that helps with deeper cleansing. You can definitely feel and see the difference after using it.
This recyclable tongue cleaner allows you to clean your mouth without damaging the environment. Not only that, but it is also BPA-free. Plus, it is one of the most affordable options that does not stint on quality.
Do you find tongue scraping an uncomfortable experience? Opt for this brand, which removes the bacteria buildup so gently that you might even wonder if it works. Don’t worry; it gets the job done.
Does your tongue appear white? This happens because of swollen or overgrown papillae. In this case, you require a scraper that will clean your tongue without making the swelling worse. This U- shaped stainless-steel implement can easily reach every fold and crevice on your tongue.
This stainless-steel scraper is designed for those who have sensitive mouths. It can clean the back of your mouth without activating the gag reflex, allowing you to remove food and bacteria buildup with minimal discomfort.
Make tongue scraping a fun habit with this colorful tongue scraper shaped for little hands. Encourage your children to clean their tongues as soon as possible. It’s best to start at around 5 years old when kids already know how to spit after brushing their teeth.
Remember: cleaning your tongue at least once a day can help keep dental problems away.
Do you need help choosing the best tongue scraper for your needs? Call us at 916.435.5111 or schedule an appointment online with our family dentist, Dr. Felahy, at Sunset Oak Dental, Rocklin, CA.
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