Stop ignoring your tongue: it’s your key to better dental health!
You drink from cups, bite your nails, suck the ends of pens and eat a variety of food – why wouldn’t the tongue carry bacteria after all of that? Even though the mouth does contain some good bacteria, removing additional nasties and food particles from the tongue goes a long way to great dental hygiene.
Daily, millions of bacteria collect on your tongue, producing sulphur compounds that cause bad breath. A proper tongue scraper, like the ones supplied by the teams at Beyond Smiles Dental, is the only way to remove it.
Okay, so it sounds a bit erky-perky but just try it. Anyone willing to stick with it will be rewarded with improved dental health and overall wellbeing.
So it’s flossing, brushing of teeth and tongue scraping that deliver up the complete dental hygiene regime to ward off a multitude of tooth troubles down the track.
STOP if you think your toothbrush does the job just fine. It doesn’t. It can’t! Its hard bristles are designed for the heavy work of dental hygiene: to remove food from the tough exterior of enamelled teeth. The tongue cleaner on the back of some toothbrushes is pretty futile too.
Studies have found tongue scrapers are much more effective in reducing the production of sulphur compounds on tongues. Tongue scrapers are usually stainless steel or plastic, and are curved to suit the shape of your tongue.
Many stainless steel scrapers are adjustable to suit the size of the various tongues of the world. U-shaped cleaning blades come with handles. Other tongue scrapers come with straight handles.
Tongue brushes are also useful. They loosen the bacteria and debris in your mouth, you then rinse to remove all impurities.
Thorough at-home dental care is essential for mouth hygiene. The prevention aids and advice suggested by the Beyond Smiles Dental team can really help in avoiding serious dental problems.
To find out how they can boost your dental health even further, please contact us today to schedule a visit to one of their five Beyond Smiles Dental locations across Perth.