Tongue scraping is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that has been used for thousands of years to promote good oral hygiene and overall physical health.
Ayurveda is an alternative medicinal practice with historical roots in In the Indian Subcontinent with up to 80% of people in India and Nepal practicing it today. Much like Yoga it’s been cooped by us in the global North as a new thing.
So when I speak about Tongue scraping, I’m met with equal parts disgust and wonder. It seems alien to many in the UK that we would use anything other than a toothbrush to clean our tongue if at all. Then once I explain the benefits, it makes absolute sense and not scraping our tongue becomes the alien idea.
Dental health our entire mouth and oral cavity effects our overall health and our tongue is the gateway.
The tongue is an important part of our digestive system, it plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health. During sleep, our bodies go through a natural process of detoxification (our bodies are amazing) and the toxins that are released collect on our tongues. If not removed, these toxins can lead to bad breath, digestive problems, and other health issues. Using a tongue scraper, such as our stainless steel tongue cleaner, can help remove this build-up of toxins and bacteria from the tongue’s surface.
The scraper should be gently dragged across the tongue’s surface, from the back towards the front, removing any debris and toxins that have collected overnight.
Tongue scraping not only helps remove dead skin cells and bacteria, but it will also stimulate the digestive system and helps improve our sense of taste.
It will also improve oral hygiene by removing bacteria that cause bad breath and promote gum disease. Incorporating tongue scraping into your daily routine is a simple and effective way to promote good overall health.
It is especially beneficial for those with chronic bad breath, digestive problems or anyone looking for a natural way to improve their oral hygiene.
With regular use, the tongue scraper can become an essential tool in achieving optimal health and wellness.