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What’s a Tongue Scraper and Why Should I Use One?

Did you know that much of the bacteria in your mouth live on your tongue?

So, even though you may brush and floss like a pro, if you’re not cleaning your tongue, your mouth may not be as fresh as you think. One solution our Temple, TX dentist often recommends for our patients is to use a tongue scraper.

The Stuff on Your Tongue

Did you ever look in the mirror and notice a white coating on your tongue? What you see is a biofilm of bacteria and food debris trapped between the tiny raised bumps on your tongue called papillae. You can try cleaning it with your toothbrush, but many people find ...

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What Is Your Hygienist Looking for during Your Cleaning?

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Even if you are fairly proactive with your oral hygiene, you may still be a little apprehensive when you visit your hygienist for a cleaning. What will they find that you missed? Better yet, what are they even looking for during your appointment?

The job of a hygienist is to act as your first line of defense against oral disease. So the point of the exam really is to identify and treat small problems before they cause you discomfort. Look at it this way – It’s much better for you if your hygienist finds something during your exam than for you to wake up with a toothache at 2 AM on ...

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For Better Overall Health, Practice Better Oral Health

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If you think oral health is about just your teeth, you are missing a big part of the picture. Temple, TX dentist, Dr. Richard Leung spends many hours learning everything there is to learn about your oral health. Much of the research he has done revolves around the scientific proof that connects oral health to overall health.

The Connection Between Oral and Overall Health

Your mouth is the gateway to your body, so it makes sense that many oral health concerns also affect your general health. If you do not practice proper oral hygiene, you will likely develop decay and gum disease that impacts other parts of your body.

Periodontal disease (gum ...

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Welcome to Our Blog!

Dental Blog | Temple Texas

We may only see your smile once every six months, but with our new dental blog we’ll be able to keep in touch all year long!

Be sure to bookmark us and check back regularly for updates on new services and promotions we’re offering, special events we’re participating in around Temple, and insider tips and tricks for keeping your smile healthy.

And feel free to share your questions and comments about each post. We truly value your feedback and love hearing from you.

Warmest Regards,

Richard Leung, DDS

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