Cleaning your tongue is vital to remove layers of food particles, bacteria and dead cells that collect naturally every day. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), it helps prevent bad breath, and rids the accumulation of oral bacteria that carry unpleasant odors and cause tooth decay.
DID YOU KNOW, that according to a study by the American Academy of Periodontology, it is more effective to scrape your tongue than to brush it? Scrapers get a deeper grasp of the coated layer or bacteria on your tongue than a toothbrush, & removes it effectively from top to bottom, rather than pushing the bacteria around to accumulate on traditional nylon bristles.
How Is Tongue Scraping Better?
- Reduce bad breath
- Improve your sense of taste
- Improve the appearance of your tongue
- Improve overall health
How To Use
- Stick out your tongue and gently set the rounded end of your tongue scraper at the back of your tongue.
- Slowly drag the scraper forward, down toward the tip of your tongue. Do not push the scraper upwards in the opposite direction.
- After each scrape, use a washcloth or tissue to remove debris from the scraper.
- Repeat until you’ve scraped the entire surface of your tongue. One to two scrapes across the same area is usually enough.
- Wash the tongue scraper with warm water and soap, dry, and store in a clean, dry area.
Tip: Although unnecessary, it is recommended to do so when mouth is still fresh with toothpaste at the end of your DentaBrush session for a still effective, yet mintier clean.