Have you ever heard of a tongue scraper?According to Indian science of medicine, Ayurveda, cleaning tongue is a part of daily health regime to remove ama, toxic debris.Because these toxins are deposited on the surface of the tongue via the internal excretory channels.
What is a tongue scraper?
It is also called tongue brush or tongue cleaner is an oral hygiene device to clean off bacteria, food debris, fungi and dead cells.
It can appear white,yellow ,brown or even green. Instead of tongue scraper, you can use your toothbrush in a same way. However it is not efficient as scraper to remove all film that develop on tongue.
Why you should brush tongue?
Because tongue is a good indicator of what’s happening inside your body while you sleep. Tongue is like mirror reflection of internal organs as foot ,hand in Reflexology.
By removing the bacteria, food debris ,fungi and dead celles from tongue significantly reduces the odor from the mouth that means get rid of bad breath. In addition it prevents periodontal problems, plaque build-up, tooth decay and even loss of teeth.
Another reason of using that it enhances your ability to taste. Tongue cleaning will better expose your taste buds. According to Ayurveda, blocking taste buds and tongue receptors interfere body’s ability to communicate with brain.
One of the most healthier reason is that avoid toxins being reabsorbed into your body. When you sleep, your body is being detoxified by excreting toxins from your body then that you see film on tongue.Do you wanna re-ingest again? Scraping tongue is a good way to keep your health and also immune system.
How to scrape your tongue?
It should be done preferably in the morning. Generally it is long ,thin ,flat piece of metal or plastic which is bent in the shape of ‘U’ to scrape gently from the back or base of tongue until tongue feels clean and is free of coating. When you first get started scraping your tongue, be gentle. Wash the scraper well with hot water after each use of it.
Where to buy a tongue scraper?
Many health food store sell tongue scrapers. You can also buy them online. They are inexpensive, and there are a few different kinds out on the market.