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Do you ever get tired of the gross, sticky film that lies on your tongue each day? If so, our dedicated dental team has a tip for you: use a tongue scraper!

Tongue scrapers in La Grange, Illinois, are beneficial tools that will help you in more ways than you might realize, including:

They can help with bad breath: Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can have a negative impact on your life. It can affect your relationships and self-esteem, which is why it’s best to avoid it at all costs. Most bad breath comes from the bacteria held on the back of your tongue, which is why tongue scrapers are so helpful. If you clean the surface of your tongue often, that bacteria will be removed and you will have the fresh breath you deserve.

They can add flavor to your food: Oftentimes, if you don’t properly clean the toxic mucus on your tongue, your taste buds can become blocked, which will result in your inability to taste food. When you remove the mucus from the tongue, the pores are opened and your taste buds are exposed.

They can boost your immune system: Using a tongue scraper can prevent bacteria and toxins from being absorbed into your body, which will help you prevent health issues and will also help you boost your overall immune function.

They can promote excellent oral health: If you scrape your tongue often, the bacteria and toxins responsible for gum disease, tooth decay, and plaque buildup will be washed away, which will help you prevent these dental problems altogether.

If you would like to learn more about tongue scrapers or if you would like to talk to your dentist, Dr. Thomas Bell, about the best scraper for your tongue, please call 708.469.6006 today and schedule an appointment. Our team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!