In the morning, before you brush your teeth or have your first sip of coffee, reach for your tongue scraper. That's right, a tongue scraper. This ancient practice is having a moment, and for good reason. Tongue scraping has a host of benefits, from improving gut issues and skin problems to reducing the risk of heart disease and gum disease. Here's a closer look at this simple but effective practice.
What is tongue scraping?
Tongue scraping is a Ayurvedic practice that involves using a tool to remove bacteria, food debris, and other toxins from the surface of the tongue. This simple act can help to improve your oral health, digestion, and sense of taste. It only takes a few seconds to do, and the benefits are definitely worth incorporating tongue scraping into your morning routine!
Why scrape your tongue?
The tongue is home to millions of bacteria, many of which are harmful. Not only can these bacteria lead to bad breath, they can also contribute to gum disease and can cause indigestion and other gut issues. Regular tongue scraping helps to remove these harmful toxins from your mouth, promoting oral and overall health.
How does tongue scraping work?
Tongue scraping is simple: all you need is a tongue scraper and two minutes in the morning.
Start by sticking out your tongue and placing the scraper at the back of it. Gently pull the scraper forward, using gentle pressure. Rinse off the scraper and repeat until your tongue feels clean. Spit out any debris that collects on the scraper into the sink. Rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth as usual. And that’s it! You’re done!
If you’re looking for a way to freshen your breath and clean your teeth, why not give tongue scraping a try? It only takes a few minutes in the morning and it could make a big difference in your health. Shop our 100% Copper Tongue Scraper.