To 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.