Gentle Dental of Springfield
760 W Sproul Road, Suite 100, Springfield, PA 19064

Remedying Bad Breath with Tongue Scraping

Bad Breath

If chronic bad breath, also referred to as halitosis, is something that has been plaguing you for some time, you would probably do almost anything to find a solution. You may be surprised to learn that tongue scrapers may be just the remedy you have been seeking. These dental care tools are readily available at just about every drugstore and are extremely affordable. It is not entirely clear whether or not scraping the tongue works any better at fighting bad breath than simple brushing of the tongue, but as an affordable dentist at your local family dentistry office would surely attest, there is certainly no harm in adding it to your dental care routine.

Using a tongue scraper properly is very easy to do. You simply need to place the scraper toward the rear of the tongue, draw it forward toward the front of the mouth, scraping gently along the way. It does not take much time at all to complete the process, and you may find that the results make it entirely worthwhile.

Even if you decide that tongue scrapers are not for you, there are several other options when it comes to successfully battling bad breath. Your family dentistry practitioner may suggest a home dental care routine that includes tooth-brushing sessions twice a day as well as regular flossing to keep halitosis under control.

Other valuable dental care tips to follow if you are struggling with bad breath include replacing the toothbrush you are using every three or four months. You may also want to consider keeping an additional toothbrush at work to make after-meal brushing more convenient. Finally, you should make a real effort to drink a substantial amount of water each and every day as a means to reduce the number of bacteria inside the mouth, often responsible for the onset of bad breath. Elimination of this type of bacteria can also help prevent the occurrence of various other issues that could send you to your family dentistry office more often than you would like.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Springfield, call Gentle Dental of Springfield today at (484) 810-1247 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Springfield. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Springfield, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Springfield.

 

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