Can Using a Tongue Scraper Help with Bad Breath?

By Daryl R. Kimche, D.D.S. & Luke K. Presley, D.M.D.

Screen Shot 2019-10-11 at 4.50.49 PMTongue scrapers can be found at most pharmacies. This tool can help reduce bad breath when used correctly. The ideal technique is to scrape the tongue from back to front, loosening up the bacteria and debris left behind after eating.

If you have a coated tongue—a buildup of bacteria and debris—you will benefit from a tongue scraper. A coated tongue can be caused by cigarettes, dry mouth, or as a side effect of medication.

Even though scraping the tongue can reduce bad breath, other techniques include:

• Brushing your teeth at least twice a day

• Using mouthwash

• Preventing dry mouth by staying hydrated

• Seeing your dentist at least twice a year

• Using dental floss at least once per day

Kimche & Presley Cosmetic & Sports Dentistry •

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