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If you’re reading on our dental blog (or any dental blog), you may probably be aware of tongue cleaning. Tongue cleaning, the practice of removing acids from your tongue using a specially-shaped oral device, has some major benefits, and you should deliberate on them if you’re on the fence about tongue cleaning.

One of the most well-known benefits of tongue cleaning is fresher breath. Though there is some debate over whether tongue cleaning makes breath fresher, every tiny bit helps, right? Eliminating odor-instigating food remnants from your tongue will also do many other awesome things for your oral cavity.

By removing the pockets of bacterial acids sitting on your tongue, you’ll fashion your tongue a pinker color that many people find very appealing. And when we compare grimy, green tongues to recently-scraped, cleaner tongues, we definitely agree that it’s our preference too.

Finally, scraping bacteria off of your tongue means that your mouth will be less susceptible to dental conditions such as cavities and periodontal disease. Bacteria consume away at the enamel on your chompers, and infested pockets of bacteria can hurt your gums. While brushing and/or scraping your tongue in no way replaces toothbrushing and flossing, most things that extricate bacteria from the mouth are a win in our book.

When was the last time you were in to our Dearborn West Dental office for a cleaning with Dr. Robert Farber? If it’s been more than some months, we suggest that you phone us at 313-562-5610 now to set up your next visit with us in Dearborn, Michigan; your dental health is depending on it