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5905 S. Eastern Ave, Suite #112 Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Should I Be Using a Tongue Scraper? | Dr. Deanne Mathisen


Taking care of your oral hygiene goes beyond just brushing and flossing. At Eastern Hills Family Dental, led by Dr. Deanne Mathisen, we emphasize comprehensive care for your entire mouth, including your tongue. Did you know that bacteria can accumulate on your tongue throughout the day, contributing to bad breath and oral health issues?

Should You Use a Tongue Scraper?
Studies conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reveal that using a tongue scraper can significantly reduce sulfur compounds responsible for bad breath. In fact, research published in the Journal of Periodontology indicates that tongue scrapers can decrease these compounds by up to 75%, compared to only a 45% reduction with a standard toothbrush. Whether you’re combating bad breath or seeking a cleaner, healthier mouth, incorporating a tongue scraper into your oral care routine can be beneficial.

What Do Tongue Scrapers Do?
Tongue scrapers are specifically designed to remove debris and bacteria from the surface of your tongue. While your toothbrush effectively cleans your teeth, the texture and composition of your tongue require a different approach. A tongue scraper provides a more thorough cleaning, helping to maintain optimal oral hygiene.

How to Use a Tongue Scraper
Using a tongue scraper is simple. Begin by rinsing your mouth, then gently place the scraper at the back of your tongue and pull it forward. Ensure you cover all areas of your tongue without triggering a gag reflex. Afterward, rinse your mouth thoroughly and clean the scraper. Incorporating this quick and easy step into your daily routine can make a significant difference in your oral health.

Discover Comprehensive Oral Care at Eastern Hills Family Dental
While cleaning your tongue might be a new concept, it’s an effective way to combat bad breath and remove bacteria left behind by food particles. During your next visit to our office, don’t hesitate to ask about additional strategies for tongue hygiene and maintaining overall oral health. Remember, consistent brushing, flossing, and tongue cleaning are essential for a healthy smile.

Contact us today to learn more about maintaining a healthy mouth or to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Deanne Mathisen. We’re dedicated to providing personalized care and helping you achieve optimal oral health. We look forward to welcoming you to Eastern Hills Family Dental!

Eastern Hills Family Dental of East Las Vegas
Phone: 702-262-5693
5905 S. Eastern Ave #112
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Eastern Hills Family Dental
5905 S. Eastern Ave, Suite #112 Las Vegas, NV 89119

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