Tongue Cleaning

Have you started with the salt rinse since last time? Then I hope you are ready for the next step!

I never looked twice on tongue scrapers because I've never really suffered from bad breathe. But through Ayurveda and with some more knowledge I now enjoy my little add to the morning routine.

But let's take it from the beginning, what is tongue cleaning good for? The benefits include:
  • Reduces the toxins and bacteria on the tongue that cause bad breath
  • Enhances the sense of taste by cleaning the tastebuds
  • Improves digestion and oral hygiene
  • Gently stimulates the internal organs
  • Helps eliminate unattractive coating on the tongue
When should you scrape your tongue?
Preferably the first thing in the morning before you brush your teeth or ingest something, or after you've done your oil pulling - which should be done in the morning before drinking or brushing teeth.

An interesting note: in Ayurved it is believed that the tongue is like a map of the body's organs. And I've also read about how teeth are associated with different body parts and/with disease. Something to read on upon if interested...

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There's different types of tongue cleansers out there, I personally chose one of stainless steel by Dr. Tongue because I may have read it's more antibacterial, but I'm actually not sure if it's true.
I've just also come across something new and fun on the market the Orabrush, it more of a brush than a scraper, but may be even more effective and stimulating? (thinking about the lymphatic system)

Anyway, if you don't feel fully committed to it yet, you can always use a spoon I've heard.


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