It’s a misconception that your teeth and gums are the most important part of your mouth. Although they are incredibly necessary, your tongue needs maintenance too! Your tongue is often ignored during your oral health routine. That’s why Dr. Suzanne Haeri recommends tongue cleaners/scrappers. These are small dental devices that scrape off nasty bacteria and coatings. It not only improves your breath but your dental health as well. Learn more by reaching out to our staff at our Los Angeles, CA, office.
Tongue scrapers are simple and easy to use. First, place the tongue cleaner towards the back of your tongue. Don’t go too far back to the point of discomfort. Slowly scrape the applicator forward, cleaning along your tongue. Rinse the device off each time you reach the tip. The results are a coating-free tongue. There is no reason to be greatly concerned when you have a coated tongue. These are caused by smoking, dry mouth, yeast infections, medications, and poor oral health are a few causes. By using this device, you’re removing all the harmful bacteria and dead cells. If you continue to notice heavy coatings, schedule an appointment with your Los Angeles dentist.
Cleaning your tongue provides a handful of benefits. Certain scientific studies state that daily cleanings improve your sense of taste. Having less oral bacteria means less dental problems. A healthier mouth leads to a much healthier life!
Remember to use your tongue scraper with caution. The edges that clean your tongue can also cut you if used improperly. Never place the tongue scraper so far back on your tongue that you activate your gag reflex. Avoid using too much pressure when cleaning, to avoid hurting yourself.
Dr. Suzanne Haeri is located in Los Angeles, CA. To schedule an appointment, visit her website or call 310-657-2200.