Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? How about scraping your tongue? The tongue can act like a sponge for bacteria, plaque and food debris in your mouth. It has long been known that accumulations on the tongue can lead to halitosis (bad breath), but recent evidence suggests that these accumulations can also increase your chance for gingivitis, periodontitis, and even dental caries (cavities). Check out this article, which reviews the history of tongue scraping (did you know tongue scraping has its origins in medical treatments in ancient India?), the benefits of tongue scraping, and the various devices available to help you on your quest to better oral health. And as always, if you have any questions make sure to contact us at Valley Dental Health!