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Do you always seem to have a problem with keeping your breath smelling fresh throughout the entire day? If so, you’re not alone. This is a problem a lot of people deal with, but luckily, there’s a tool that exists that presents a very simple fix for bad breath.

That tool is a tongue scraper, and this post will take a look at what they are and why our team here at Bright Smiles Dental in Casselberry, Florida, highly recommends you use them.

Use a tongue scraper

A tongue scraper is exactly what it sounds like – a tool built specifically to scrape the bacteria from your tongue, resulting in a healthier mouth and decreased risk for bad breath. You can get a tongue scraper built from stainless steel or plastic, although if you have a sensitive gag reflex or smaller mouth you’ll want a plastic scraper as they tend to be smaller.

Why not just brush my tongue?

Brushing your tongue does work to help rid it of bacteria, and it’s something you should incorporate alongside using a tongue scraper. However, brushing your tongue doesn’t get all the bacteria, and a tongue scraper can get the rest. You’re left with better breath, and better overall oral health.

Again, a tongue scraper should be used in conjunction with brushing your tongue. It’s not a tool meant to replace that critical part of your oral heath hygiene routine.

For more information, call us today at 407-628-1066.