Dental One Associates of Toco Hills
2882 N Druid Hills Road NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30329

How Tongue Scraping Can Clean Up Many Dental Concerns

dca-blog_tongue-scraping-brushing

You always remember to clean your teeth, but are you also cleaning your tongue?  Surprisingly, your tongue can collect bacteria that can lead to different dental problems. The easiest way to keep your tongue clean is with the process called tongue scraping, so learn how this simple habit can really help your dental hygiene.

Why Should I Scrape My Tongue?

Believe it or not, bacteria collects on tongue the same way it builds up on your teeth. Since it can cause major dental issues, dentists recommend cleaning your tongue whenever you clean your teeth. With consistent tongue scraping, you can experience all of these benefits:

  • Eliminate bad breath: Because your tongue is so large, there’s plenty of room for debris and bacteria to collect. If these particles aren’t removed, they’ll produce a bad odor that results in very bad breath.
  • Remove white coating: A white tongue occurs when there are so many bacteria on your tongue that they create a weird white coating. Yet cleaning your tongue can wipe off the white coating and get your tongue looking pink again.
  • Reduce dental health risks: By removing the bacteria on your tongue, you are reducing your risk of it spreading to your teeth and gums. This decreases the development of dental problems to result in a healthier mouth.

What Tools Should I Use for Tongue Scraping?

Tongue scraping may sound scary, but you’re just gently wiping away the bacteria that are covering the tongue. It’s is a very simple process that can be done with the following two tools:

  1. Tongue Scraper: This tool is specifically made for scraping off the built-up bacteria on your tongue. It’s easy to use and can be found in different styles in drugstores. You simply glide the tool down your tongue, from the back to the front, to wipe away any buildup. Repeat the scraping process until you’ve cleaned the entire tongue.
  2. Toothbrush: This is a great tool for cleaning your tongue since its soft bristles let you thoroughly scrub your tongue, while its long handle allows you to reach farther back on your tongue. Simply brush your tongue in a back-and-forth motion to remove any debris. Some toothbrushes feature a tongue scrubbing area on the back of the bristles specifically for this task, so dentists recommend using both the bristles and the special scrubber to thoroughly clean your tongue.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Toco Hills today at (404) 410-7841 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Toco Hills, 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 Dental One Associates of Toco Hills.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I like the way Dental One take care of my teeth and the customer service that is always rendered. Thanks for your service!
Janet S.
I do not have any complaints. Clean, well maintained.
Thelma T.
Everyone I had contact with starting with the person at the receptionist desk to the person escorting me back to the front to check out were very pleasant to have been encountered with.
Ruby B.
I have been a patient of this Dental practice for about 20 years. I have never had a bad experience with the staff, technicians, the Doctors, or the facility. I have always been treated with respect, […]
Diania W.
I’ve been going here for years to see Dr DeAngelis. My last visit was my first ever gum graft. I was uncertain of how things would go as I heard how painful this would be. Kesha made my wait […]
Michael B.
Great service
Cathy S.
Friendly, helpful staff, expertise, timeliness of appt.
Gina S.
I always enjoy the service I receive at this location. Very professional.
Marisa M.
Timely friendly and well explained treatment
Stefan B.
The very best care I have ever had – and I am an older lady. Hats off to everyone – from the greeter who is friendly and efficient. To the person handling the billing who worked hard to […]
Alena A.
I feel like family when I come to receive my treatment. I never experienced any problems with customer service from my hygienist down to the receptionist. I feel like they always have my best […]
Raja S.
Very prompt professional service
Kimberly H.
The staff is super nice and I have never waited in the lobby for more than 10 minutes.
Clay M.
Dorinda is a great hygienist.
Donna G.
Friendliness, professionalism
Samietra L.
Kindness and patience of all your technicians!
Sherree B.
The exceptional competence of both Dr. Deangelis and John S. the dental hygienist.
Rogers B.
Quick, easy, and almost painless dental experience. I love this dental office.
Dawn R.
Very accommodating and prifessional.
Glenna H.
The receptionist was very friendly and the hygienist Tigi was courteous as was Dr. DeAngelis.
Kristen J.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (404) 410-7841
Our Location