Tongue Scraper

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I love tongue scrapers. They are one of the most under utilized dental tools available to us. Did you know that our tongue harbors bacteria that is not present in the rest of our mouth? The tongue is one of our bodies most important Our tongue is composed of bumps, ridges and valleys that provide the perfect home for microscopic bacteria. These decaying bacteria produce the volatile sulphur compounds that contribute to bad breath. The best way to rid the tongue of these bacteria is by using a tongue scraper each night before bed.

Tongue Scrapers come in different shapes and sizes. I prefer the soft, pliable tongue scraper made by Oolitt or Breath Rx.  Dr. Tungs makes a popular stainless steel one. Try different ones until you find the one you like!