Why You Need A Tongue Cleaner!

Do you ever have bad breath!? There are many culprits that can cause mouth oder, either from the types of foods we eat, symptoms from an underlying medical or dental issue. The tongue is an important indicator of your health, it is linked to many of the vital organs in your body. The different color, bumps, and texture of your tongue can clue you in to any health issues you might be facing. It is important to add tongue scrapping into your daily dental hygiene routine to get rid of the bacteria and dead cells that linger on the top of your tongue. Order the Dr. Tung’s stainless steal tongue scraper from Amazon for yourself and everyone you know!!

Top Reasons For Bad Breath

  • Morning breath results from bacteria caused by dryness in the mouth while we sleep

  • The build up of tongue bacteria due to the mouth’s warm, moist conditions is a primary cause of bad breath.

  • Food-impacted areas between the teeth (floss after every meal!)

  • Poor dental hygiene; such as infrequent brushing and flossing.

  • Dirty Invisalign trays – clean your trays regularly

  • Different diseases or illnesses such as diabetes, reflux disease, kidney disease, liver disease, sinus disease, etc.

  • An abscess, oral based lesions or infections in the mouth

  • Throat, lung or sinus infections.

Prevention & Treatment

  • Visit your the practice at least twice yearly for a cleaning and check up. Your dentist will be able detect and treat, dry mouth, periodontal disease, or other problems that may be the cause of bad breath

  • Use a tongue scraper everyday to eliminate toxins, bacteria, and dead cells.

  • Use an electric Sonicare toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste and floss at least twice a day to remove food particles and plaque between your teeth.

  • Drink a lot of water to help stimulate the salivary glands and to keep you hydrated!

  • Tell your dentist the medications you take.

If you have chronic bad breath, make an appointment with us to address the issue! We will be happy to help you determine the cause, and if possible, fix the problem.