Tongue Scraping, What Is It and Should I Be Doing It?
First let me just say, my tongue scraper is my grossest best friend. They come in all shapes and sizes, plastic or metal. I’m partial to the metal Ayurvedic, “U” shaped one we sell at our office and believe me, I’ve tried more than a few! Tongue scraping is exactly what it says it is; the scraping of your tongue. A little advice for you first-time tongue scrapers, I wouldn’t start this new oral hygiene ritual after your morning cup of coffee unless you’re the type that doesn’t close your eyes during a horror film. Just a few benefits of using a tongue scraper are:
- Improves dental health
- Enhances the sense of taste
- Removes toxins and unwanted bacteria • Strengthens the immune system
- Removes food debris
- Improves the breath
So YES, you should definitely give tongue scraping a try! Once you’ve brushed and flossed, give your tongue a scrape! Both you and those around you will be glad you did.