Shop neutral-tasting wooden tongue depressors on Invested Medical for proper mouth and throat examinations and enjoy free shipping within Australia on orders over $60.
A tongue depressor, or tongue spatula, is a medical instrument used to lower the tongue during clinical examination so that the mouth and throat can be inspected without obstruction.
Should you purchase a metal or wooden tongue depressor for home use?
Your choice of tongue depressor will be influenced by whether it is for home use or clinical use.
Disposable plastic or wooden tongue depressors are recommended for use in a clinical setting or private practice to avoid cross contamination when examining the mouth and throat of sick patients.
While disposable tongue depressors are still ideal, metal tongue depressors can be great for home use as long as the tongue depressor is properly sterilised before and after each use.
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