5 Reasons You Need to Be Scraping Your Tongue

Brushing and flossing are definitely important, but tongue scraping is another oral health practice that will contribute significantly to your systemic health. Scraping your tongue with a tongue scraper will remove any debris that gets caught in all the crevices of your tongue as you move from back to front.

Tongue scraping is equally important like brushing and flossing. Here are five reasons why it is important to add tongue scraping to your daily dental routine.

Reason # 1: Bacteria
If the bacteria that often hides in the deep crevices of your tongue stays in your mouth too long, they will rapidly multiply and cause problems that could be avoided with brushing, flossing, and tongue scraping.

Reason #2: Halitosis
Perhaps the biggest reason to scrape your tongue is that the bacteria that leech on your tongue create stinky breath.

Reason #3:Taste buds
The Mucous that forms on your tongue after periods without scraping will eventually clog your taste buds, making it impossible to taste.

Reason # 4: Health
Toxins enter your body through various entrances, sometimes through the tongue. Prevent toxins from entering this system by scraping your tongue.

Reason # 5: Digestion
The nutrients in your food need the help of saliva to digest properly. Scraping your tongue will improve saliva production.

Dr. Johnson is a dentist in Riverton. Passionate about oral health, family, and serving the Riverton Community, he loves to share his knowledge and improve patient’s lives through dentistry. To schedule an appointment at any Platinum Dental Utah location, a dentist near me, please call 801-806-4645.