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Have you ever seen a tongue scraper? It’s a tool with a plastic or rubber handle and a gritty surface at the end that is designed to scrape your tongue. It may look a little funny to you, but it certainly has its advantages. Here are a few:

1. A tongue scraper can greatly reduce, remove and even prevent bad breath. Bad breath, or halitosis, often comes from the bacteria on your tongue. If you often clean the surface of your tongue with a tongue scraper, the bacteria will be eliminated and you’ll have the fresh breath you seek.

2. A tongue scraper can help you taste your food more fully! Toxic film on your tongue can block your taste bud, hindering your ability to taste various flavors. A tongue scraper eliminates film, opens up the pores, and exposes the taste buds to the delicious richness of your food.

3. The tongue scraper can improve your oral health. More specifically, using this tool can help you eliminate bacteria responsible for gum disease, plaque buildup, and cavities.

So now you know why tongue scrapers are amazing. We recommend that you use this tool regularly. If you have questions or want to know more about tongue scrapers in Sedona, Arizona, just call Sedona Dental Arts at (928) 282-1514. Our dentists, Dr. Babcock and Dr. Bill, are here to serve.