If you are not a fan of dreaded “morning breath” (and who is?), there is a very simple and effective way to banish it. Along with brushing and flossing, many people are embracing the Ayurvedic self-care ritual known as “tongue scraping.” This oral hygiene practice involves using an inexpensive tongue scraper to remove bacteria, food debris, fungi, toxins, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. As a result of removing this virtual compost layer of unwanted debris from the surface of the tongue, and especially bacteria at the back of the tongue that toothbrushes find difficult to reach, a source of halitosis (bad breath) is eliminated. Moreover, tongue scraping may also improve the way food tastes.
Do you scrape your tongue? At 9 W. MAIN DENTAL, we provide high-quality customer service and work to educate our patients about improving their dental health. All of our patients are individuals, and as such will achieve their goals in different ways and at different paces. Our office is located at 9 West Main St., West Brookfield. Please call 508.203.4023 to schedule your next dental checkup. Let us help you keep that winning smile.
P.S. A white film on the top of the tongue is an indication of the presence of bacteria.