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2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
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Tools Used to Clean the Tongue

Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Black woman brushing tongue after making appointment at Thomas Plunkett, DMD in Lakeland, FLCleaning the tongue is a crucial component of dental hygiene as it eliminates cell debris, food particles, and germs from the tongue surface, improving breath quality and oral health in general. The tongue may be cleaned efficiently with various equipment, each with benefits.

Tongue Scraper

The tongue scraper is a straightforward, portable instrument for tongue cleansing. To remove any accumulation or remnants from the tongue, apply a tongue scraper and delicately scrape it from the rear to the front. After each usage, wash the scraper.

Tongue Brush

A tongue brush has soft bristles specially made for scraping the tongue surface, much like a toothbrush. Elevated ridges or a textured surface are standard tongue brush features that improve cleaning efficiency.

Dental Brush

Brushes are generally used to clean teeth but also to wash the tongue. Tongue brushing is the primary purpose of many toothbrushes that have ridged or textured back surfaces.

Oral Irrigators

Oral irrigators, sometimes called water flossers or water picks, use a stream of water to clean the area between teeth and along the gum line. To help clear material from the tongue surface, certain oral irrigators have extensions or tips made explicitly for washing the tongue.

Throwaway Tongue Wipers

Biodegradable tongue cleaners are one-time-use, single-use plastic or silicone instruments. Usually, they have a textured, soft surface that makes cleaning easier. Make sure to properly dispose of the tongue cleanser after usage.

Natural Solutions

Some people may want to clean their tongues naturally with solutions like hydrogen peroxide blended in water or baking soda. You can use a cotton swab to apply these solutions straight to the tongue or swish them around in the mouth for mild cleaning.

Maintaining fresh breath, minimizing bacterial accumulation, and enhancing general oral health can all be achieved by including tongue washing in your regular oral hygiene regimen. See our dental professionals for specific advice regarding dental care or tongue cleaning.

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