Progressive Dental is now taking a proactive approach to combat odor-causing bacterial growth on your tongue. This disease harboring bacterial growth can affect your teeth, gums, tongue and breath. When you come to our office to get your teeth cleaned your hygienist will be using a specially designed plastic tongue cleaner. We will demonstrate the most effective way to help reduce the germs and bacteria that have collected on your tongue. After this process is done your hygienist will have you rinse with Ora Care for 30 seconds to assist with eliminating the bacteria in your mouth. Research recommends tongue scraping daily for two weeks, then two times a week thereafter. We recommend viewing this brief video to better understand the benefits for your overall hygiene and eliminating bad breath.