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Brush Up On the Benefits of Tongue Scraping

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If you’re facing the torment of bad breath and an unusually white tongue, the simplest solution is a tongue scraper. Learn about this dental aid that lets you take your mind off your mouth.

The Time for Tongue Scraping

Tongue scraping is an easy and effective way to eliminate the problems of bad breath and a white tongue. The process requires a tongue scraper, which can be found in many different styles and colors in most drugstores. To use this dental device, you simply place the tongue scraper at the back of your tongue and gently pull it forward over the tongue. Repeat until you’ve covered the entire tongue.

How It Helps Bad Breath

Bad breath can be blamed on many things, including improper dental hygiene, dry mouth, dehydration, smoking, medication use, and even an underlying medical condition. No matter the cause, the cure for most types of bad breath may be tongue scraping. Research has shown it to be an effective temporary remedy for all but the most chronic cases.

The Way It Works on a White Tongue

A white tongue, which is also called a coated tongue, is the result of excessive bacteria in the mouth that’s collected on the tongue. It can be caused by numerous conditions, such as poor dental hygiene, medication use, dry mouth, and smoking. But tongue scraping is a fast and easy way to remove this bacteria buildup and resolve the problem.

Preventative Practices

While tongue scraping is a simple solution for bad breath and a white tongue, you ideally want to prevent these problems from occurring in the first place. The best way to avoid these embarrassing issues is by practicing good dental hygiene. This includes:

  • Brushing your teeth and tongue after meals to remove the debris that can contribute to these problems.
  • Flossing your teeth at least once a day.
  • Drinking enough water to prevent dry mouth, which is a common cause of bad breath.
  • Having regular dental cleanings and check-ups to keep your entire mouth healthy.
  • If the problem persists, see your dentist, who can detect the cause and develop a treatment program.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Dunwoody today at (404) 381-1490 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Dunwoody, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Dunwoody.

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