Why is Tongue Scraping Important?

Of course we know that brushing and flossing is an important part of your dental routine, but why is tongue scraping important?

You may or may not have heard of this technique before, however, tongue scraping does a lot to aid in your dental health. The small instrument is a plastic tool that you would use to remove any debris by scraping it back and forth over your tongue.

Here are the reasons tongue scraping is good for your health
Here are the reasons tongue scraping is good for your health

We imagine the majority of people overlook tongue scraping, however, here are the reasons that you shouldn’t.

The Benefits

Bacteria
Brushing and flossing help remove bacteria from your teeth, but often bacteria hides in the deep crevices on your tongue where they multiply quickly and cause all types of havoc within the mouth

Halitosis
Bad breath is one of the most embarrassing things we face. Bacteria hiding on the tongue can cause your breath to smell less than pleasant, even if you do brush and floss.

Your sense of taste. Which will be protected with regular tongue scraping.
Your sense of taste. Which will be protected with regular tongue scraping.

TasteBuds
Mucous can thicken on the tongue and eventually clog your taste buds. Once this happens, food takes on a strange taste or no taste at all.

Health
Toxins enter your body through many different avenues. Your tongue is one of the easiest places for them to get into your system. By scraping regularly, you remove the toxins before they have a chance to cause illness.

Digestion
The nutrients in food won’t do anything good if they aren’t digested properly. By removing any built-up mucus and bacteria, you not only improve the taste of food, but allow greater production of saliva, which starts the digestion process off on the right foot.

What the average tongue scraper looks like
What the average tongue scraper looks like
Dental Health

Brushing and flossing go a long way toward keeping your teeth and gums in the best possible condition, but that is only part of the picture. To give your mouth the freshest taste, sweetest breath, and healthiest teeth and gums, you need to practice good dental hygiene on a daily basis. Tongue scraping is the final step you may have been missing.

Hopefully, this has convinced you to try tongue scraping in the future! Your mouth will thank you.

 

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