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Did you know that your tongue has over a thousand taste buds on it? Have you ever heard that your tongue is actually the strongest muscle in your body? Your tongue plays an important role in helping you breathe, eat, and even speak. Caring for your tongue well will help you stay more comfortable and maintain great oral health.

If you’re interested in keeping your tongue clean, you may need to consider the benefits of a tongue scraper. You may be able to use a toothbrush, but using a toothbrush can trigger many individuals’ gag reflex. Regardless of what works best for you, either tool can be used to prevent bad breath and remove plaque and bacteria from your tongue.

While a toothbrush may be enough to help you cope with these issues, many people suffer from a sensitive gag reflex. Tongue scrapers are designed to work around this problem. There are several different types of tongue scraper available. The most common type of tongue scraper is made from stainless steel. You may also consider a plastic tongue scraper, which is generally smaller than one made of stainless steel, and even better for those who suffer from gag reflex.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can keep your tongue clean, please don’t hesitate to contact Dakota Ridge Dental by calling 303.933.2420. We’ll gladly answer any questions you may have, examine your mouth for signs of trouble, and offer you personalized advice. Our dentist, Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek, and our team are excited to hear from you soon!