Whatever your feelings about holistic medicine, there are certain practices that have proven clinical benefits and therefore are worth incorporating into your health care regimen. One of these is the ancient Indian practice of tongue scraping. Long before general dentistry existed as a form of medicine, people in India used tongue scrapers to remove the layer of bacteria, lingering food, dead cells, and other debris from their tongues as part of their daily rituals. Now, more than 3,000 years later, the practice has shown to have scientific merit, proving to be a worthy adjunct to brushing, flossing, and rinsing.
In discussing the benefits of tongue scrapers during appointments at his Edmonton, AB cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice, Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky is careful to assure patients that tongue scraping is no mere fad. A tongue scraper will cost you no more than a couple of cups of coffee, and it will help you to maintain a clean, healthy mouth in between visits to our practice for your routine oral exams and professional cleanings. It offers a wealth of benefits, some of which you might not expect.
If you think that tongue scraping is an interesting oral health care tip, then wait until you meet Dr. Podilsky face-to-face. He has a lot more where this one came from! Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky today.
Your mouth is filled with bacteria, and brushing and flossing do only so much to remove those pests. You can certainly remove quite a lot of plaque from your teeth through proper brushing and flossing, but bacteria will find other places to hide. Your tongue provides a particularly hospitable location, with its soft, sponge-like texture and its porous surface.
Unlike brushing your teeth, brushing your tongue does little to remove bacteria. You need a stronger tool, one that won’t simply nudge bacteria down into the recesses of your tongue. A tongue scraper will remove that coating of bacteria and allow you to:
To learn more about the benefits of tongue scrapers, please contact the dental practice of Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky today.