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Do you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time? Do you visit your dentist once every six months and floss every day? There are a few other things you can consider doing to improve your oral health, such as using mouthwash, but did you know that there is something you can do specifically to protect your tongue?

While you could consider simply using a toothbrush, did you know that there is actually a tool specifically designed to help you clean your tongue? These tools, which are known as tongue scrapers, are generally used to remove bad bacteria. This will help you prevent or address bad breath, and could help your teeth, gums, and tongue stay healthy.

While a toothbrush may be enough to help you cope with these issues, many people suffer from a sensitive gag reflex. Tongue scrapers are designed to work around this problem. There are several different types of tongue scraper available. The most common type of tongue scraper is made from stainless steel. You may also consider a plastic tongue scraper, which is generally smaller than one made of stainless steel, and even better for those who suffer from gag reflex.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can keep your tongue clean, please don’t hesitate to contact Lakeland Dental Care by calling 601-981-8166. We’ll gladly answer any questions you may have, examine your mouth for signs of trouble, and offer you personalized advice. Our dentist, Dr. Alex S. Abernathy, and our team are excited to hear from you soon!