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Do you ever wonder if there’s anything else you should do if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy? You already know that you should brush and floss, visit our team, and schedule regular appointments with us, but there are other steps you can take. Brushing your tongue may be one of these steps.

Still, have you ever tried to brush your tongue with a toothbrush? If so, you probably understand that doing so could aggravate your gag reflux. If you experience this issue, you may want to consider using a tongue scraper to keep your tongue clean. This tool, which is specifically designed to keep your tongue clean, comes in several sizes and is made of a number of materials. This plethora of choices can make cleaning your tongue a much more pleasant experience.

You should know that cleaning your tongue isn’t actually necessary, though it can be helpful. While your tongue might harbor bacteria, which can lead to bad breath, it actually keeps itself quite clean. Cleaning your tongue may still be useful since bacteria from your tongue might move to your back teeth. While this might not seem like a huge issue, brushing and flossing your pearly whites will remove bacteria before it leads to other issues.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of a tongue scraper in Greenville, South Carolina or are interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. James Meyer, we invite you  to give Meyer Dentistry a call at 864-213-4442. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth and will offer you personalized advice. We’re excited to hear from you!