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The oral cavity is an amazing part of the human body, it helps you speak, it chews your food and even helps you digest food thanks to the teeth and saliva. But it also harbors millions of bacteria in the mouth which contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. For a healthy mouth, you want to remove this bacterial residue as part of your oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing work well in cleaning this plaque off the teeth and around the gumline, but your tongue also collects bacteria.

For a healthy mouth, you want to remove this bacterial residue as part of your oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing work well in cleaning this debris off the teeth and around the gumline, but your tongue also collects bacteria. To remove bacteria build up on your tongue will benefit your smile and your oral health. Many people use a tongue scraper for this purpose. Tongue scrapers can effectively do the following for your mouth:

Many people use a tongue scraper for this purpose. Tongue scrapers can effectively do the following for your mouth:

— Removing oral bacteria from the tongue serves to freshen your breath.

— Removing bacteria from coating your taste buds allows you to experience the full flavors of your food again. The mucus and other debris which collects on the tongue can block your taste buds from doing their job well, and this means you won’t fully be able to taste your food. Keeping your taste buds clear helps you to enjoy your food more.

— Keeping oral bacteria from the tongue helps improve your overall health as well. By keeping your tongue clean, your body isn’t absorbing the toxins from the bacteria, and, your teeth will be healthier when not coated with this bacteria that contributes tooth decay. In addition, your immune system benefits from fewer bacteria contributing to gum disease, plaque buildup, and tooth decay.

If you have any oral health concerns or would like to schedule a visit with Dr. Neil Dhillon, please feel free to call our Complete Care Dental team in Woodlyn, Pennsylvania by calling 610.833.1919. We look forward to helping you with all of your smile needs!