Tackle Bad Breath With A Tongue Scraper

April 23, 2019

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Bad breath is not only embarrassing but it can be an indication of an infection that can damage your gums and jawbone. While mouthwashes can keep halitosis at bay but they can dry out your mouth which leads to another round of bad breath. However there is one solution that some studies and a number of medical professionals that is pretty good at knocking out bad breath, at least temporarily.  A tongue scraper ash been seen as an effective way to tackle bad breath.  The surface of your tongue is uneven and full of places where food particles and bacteria can hide.  The bacteria in our salvia breaks down those tiny amino acids and releases trapped sulfur, which results in a smell similar to rotten eggs. Certain circumstances such as smoking, dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, yeast infection or medication use, can also contribute to this breakdown process. Recent studies have found tongue scraping to be an effective temporary way to reduce bad breath. Using one is simple enough.  With light pressure, you move the scraper from the back of your tongue to the front.  The design of the scraper grabs leftover food, excessive saliva and bacteria.  Wiping and rinsing the scraper after each pass as you move from one side to the other has been proven to prevent long-term buildup that’s associated with severe bad breath. Just make sure you are not applying too much pressure as you could rupture the skin.  While a positive spotlight has been shined on tongue scraping, brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, including brushing your tongue, is the most effective way to keep bad breath at bay. Talk to your dentist about tongue scraping and definitely seek their help if bad breath persists as there may be a underlying problem.

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