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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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.
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
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.
To determine the relationship of VSC concentrations to tongue coating and periodontal health, Lee et al (11) used gas chromatography to sample mouth air prior to tongue scraping and after prophylaxis and tongue scraping.
Using dental floss, tongue scraping and rinsing with Marigold and Myrrh tincture will help.
To the Editor: Tongue scraping is advocated as a therapy for managing halitosis and as a technique for preventing dental caries by reducing bacterial counts in the mouth (1).
which offers BreathRx, a full line of oral care products based on a regimen of brushing, tongue scraping and rinsing.