How to Clean The Tongue

clean-the-tongueTo keep your mouth healthy and avoid committing the dreaded social blunder of having halitosis, otherwise known as “bad breath”, dentists recommend that you do the following:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily
  • Floss at least once per day
  • Use a tongue brush or scraper daily.

So, what the heck is a tongue scraper, and, furthermore – why did my dentist never recommend doing this?

Well, the concept has been around for a long time; in fact, tongue cleaning was performed by the Romans, and was recorded in Europe back in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Hard Bristles Versus Soft Bristles

Hard Bristles vs. Soft Bristles
One of the daily health tips every dentist is going to suggest to their patients is to brush their teeth every single day. You are more likely to have a pleasant experience if you find the right toothbrush and this will make it easier for you to stick with the regimen suggested by the dental professional. When you stand in front of the display in the store though it can be difficult to choose just the right toothbrush. Do you need a toothbrush with soft bristles, hard bristles or medium bristles?   It’s important for the toothbrush to feel comfortable. Aside from comfort, are there any benefits to having a toothbrush with soft or hard bristles? Are there any features that makes one a better choice than the other? The answers to these questions might surprise you. Continue reading “Hard Bristles Versus Soft Bristles”

Manual Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush

Electric ToothbrushAh yes, the question of the ages… manual or electric toothbrush? Okay, maybe it’s not quite that dramatic, but it’s a question folks have been asking themselves for decades, ever since the first electric toothbrush came on the scene more than a half century ago. If you’re an electric toothbrush user, you probably swear by it. And, if you’re someone who just wants to use a nice, regular manual toothbrush, you likely have found one you love and you have every intention of sticking with it. But should you switch from your usual routine and cross over to the other side? Is there really that much of a difference between the manual and electric toothbrush? Top cosmetic dentists in Clearwater have answers to these and other questions about manual and electric toothbrushes that may help you decide which is right for you. Continue reading “Manual Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush”