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You know that if you want to enjoy good oral health, you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily, but did you know there are other things you can do to improve your oral health? Naturally, we recommend considering all of your options when it comes to your oral health—include tongue scrapers.

Granted, using a tongue scrapers may seem odd at first, but please don’t let that stop you. You see, your tongue harbors plaque and bacteria that can cause bad breath and other problems. Of course you can brush your tongue, but many people find doing so uncomfortable, which makes it difficult for them to thoroughly clean their tongue.

A tongue scraper can be made in various sizes to allow more comfortable use, and can be made from a variety of materials. Still, when you visit the store you’ll probably find scrapers made from stainless steel. This is because stainless steel can be useful because steel actually cleans your tongue thoroughly, but still provides a surprisingly gentle experience.

Furthermore, using a tongue scrape is simple. Just start at the back of your tongue and pull the scraper forward. This practice can let you enjoy many benefits. For instance, with a tongue scraper you’ll be able to fight off bad breath and prevent the bacteria on your tongue from spreading to your teeth. In other words, using a tongue scraper may help you prevent cavities and tooth decay.

If you have any questions about what kind of tongue scraper is right for you please give MI Beautiful Smile at 248-634-7002 a call. Our dentist, Dr. Brant Pittsley, and our team will be happy to help and assist you in any way.