tongue scraping

The brushing of the tongue to reduce intraoral bacteria, a manoeuvre that may also reduce caries

tongue scraping

Dentistry The brushing of the tongue to ↓ intraoral bacteria, a maneuver that may ↓ caries
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Brushing teeth and gums, flossing and tongue scraping can help make clean, smell-free breath.
As well as working wonders for your grisly morning breath, Ayurvedic experts say tongue scraping can actually enhance your sense of taste, removing toxins that may obstruct digestive functioning, while activating what's know as 'agni' or 'the body's digestive fire'.
Methods: In this IRB approved clinical trial, 74 subjects were randomized to a control (tooth brushing, swab rinses) or intervention (battery-operated tooth brushing, tongue scraping, flossing, mouth rinse, lip care) group, administered by nurses, twice daily.
Eikenella corrodens, Fusobacterium, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella species, Treponema denticola, Veillonella species etc.6 With tongue scraping there is a drastic reduction in the volatile sulphur compounds and tongue coating scores.
A systematic review found that tongue scraping (which I always thought was a stupid idea) might work -- but do it gently, back to front, as there are more bacteria at the back.Another review found that mouthwashes with chlorhexidine gluconate, which reduce bacterial levels, can help, especially after tongue-brushing when the bacteria are exposed and defenceless (although too much mouthwash can stain the teeth).
* Add tongue scraping and an oxidizing daily rinse to your oral hygiene.
The bad-breath control solution is called Orapup brush and tongue foam- a solution from the famous Orabrush creators who are popular for their human tongue scraping brush.
You would imagine that, at the end of this little lot, I had established my identity, short of donating a tongue scraping.
Presence of Putative Periodontal Pathogens on Tongue Scraping Samples
"Tongue scraping gets rid of the sulphur-producing bacteria that lives on the back of the tongue that can cause halitosis," explains Dr Carter.
The effects of manual toothbrushing (standard group, n = 31) were compared with those of tongue scraping, electric toothbrushing, and moisturizing (comprehensive group, n = 25) in intubated patients in a neuroscience ICU in a 2-year randomized clinical trial.
Daily brushing, flossing, tongue scraping and other forms of interdental cleaning remove plaque.