Virginia beach Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry Blog - Dr. Michael Folck

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Benefits of Scraping Your Tongue after Brushing

We all know how important it is to brush and floss every day, but most people don’t realize the remarkable benefits of scraping their tongue before each brushing. When it comes to general dentistry, there are some easy principles to remember. Our Norfolk general dentist would like to remind you:  the better your oral hygiene, the healthier your teeth and gums!

Add tongue scraping to your daily routine in order to:

Prevent Cavities and Gum Disease – Scraping your tongue before you brush helps remove bacteria and toxins that build up in your mouth, keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Freshen Your Breath – The white film that appears on your tongue is the result of bacteria, microscopic food particles, fungi, and even dead cells that can really smell bad. Some studies indicate that this build-up is responsible for 80-95% of bad breath.

Enjoy Your Meals – When the film builds up on your tongue, your taste buds get coated and you can’t experience the full flavors of your food.

Stay Healthy – Eliminating the source of oral bacteria can greatly improve your overall health, including boosting your immune system and even preventing heart disease.

To find out more about the benefits tongue scraping and great oral hygiene, talk to Dr. Michael Folck today. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Folck, contact our Norfolk dental office by calling (877) 206-3444.

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