Your Moreno Valley Dentist’s Q&A: Tongue Scraping

Have you ever seen a tongue scraper in the dental hygiene aisle? When you hear someone mention tongue scraping, does it sound like some unusually cruel act rather than a beneficial part of your daily care? If so, your Moreno Valley dentist suggests you learn more about caring for your tongue with this tool. You will quickly find it might be an advantageous addition to your collection of products!

Questions and Answers

Question: What is a tongue scraper? I always hear people talking about this and it sounds sort of strange.

Answer: Your Moreno Valley dentist explains that this is simply a gentle instrument for removing bacteria from your tongue. It’s a smooth, arched piece of plastic that you will gently pull along your tongue’s surface for cleansing.

Question: Why would I need one of these instruments? Can’t I just go ahead and brush my tongue while I’m brushing my teeth?

Answer: Your Moreno Valley dentist explains that you might need one of these if you are wholly uninterested in using a toothbrush to get the job done. For some patients, the brush-bristles-against-the-tongue sensation is unpleasant. However, brushing is just fine!

Question: What are the benefits of deciding to go ahead and use a tongue scraper every day or to choose to use a brush instead?

Answer: The benefits of keeping your tongue clean are as follows: You’ll enjoy fresher breath, since bacteria won’t build up. You’ll keep your oral health safer from all manner of problems by clearing out additional bacteria. Your tongue will also look clean and healthy!

Enjoy Excellent Smile Health With Our Help

Find out more regarding how to keep your mouth thoroughly clean with our assistance during visits. Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.