Tongue Scrapers: What they are used for? How do I use them?
What is Tongue Scraping?
Tongue scraping is an oral wellness that removes bacteria, food debris, fungi, toxins, and dead cells and germs from the surface of the tongue.
While we sleep, our digestive system continues to work, removing toxins from our body by depositing them onto the surface of the tongue. If we don’t scrape away these toxins, they get reabsorbed by the body and can lead to respiratory problems, digestive problems, and a compromised immune systems.
5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs to Scrape their Tongue
- Halitosis is terrible
- Experience the flavors of your food
- Boost your immunity
- Dental health improves
- Improve your digestive health
How to scrape your tongue?
Maintaining good oral health should be done on a regular basis, in the morning upon rising, and on an empty stomach. A tongue scraper is a long, thin, flat piece of metal that is bent in a "U" shape.
When you scrape your tongue on a regular basis by simply holding the two ends of the scraper in both hands, sticking out your tongue, and placing the scraper as far back on your tongue as possible. With firm but moderate pressure, scrape the surface of the tongue in one long stroke. Rinse the scraper and repeat until your tongue feels clean and free.
Care has to be taken while cleaning the tongue. You are not supposed to put more pressure while scraping the tongue, or else there are chances of damage for the taste buds and also it is recommended to replace the scrapper after getting recovered from the illness.