5 Reasons To Start Using A Tongue Scraper

5 Reasons To Start Using A Tongue Scraper

The tongue can be a haven for bacteria, food debris, fungi and toxins that accumulate over time due to eating, drinking and improper cleaning. In addition, as we sleep the body detoxifies itself and deposits toxins from our body onto our tongue. Unfortunately, if we are not actively removing these toxins they get reabsorbed by the body. While some people may think simply brushing their teeth is an effective way to remove these toxins, studies have concluded that a tongue scraper is more effective at removing debris and toxins than a toothbrush. If you haven’t heard of a tongue scraper or thought about using one before, these five benefits may make you reconsider. Here are five reasons why you may want to invest in a stainless steel tongue scraper today.

Improved immune system

When used regularly, a tongue scraper removes excess bacteria and toxins from the tongue, which can lead to a stronger immune system. Our bodies defense against bacteria starts with the tongue so the more bacteria we can remove the better, as it will prevent your body from reabsorbing that bacteria. Try using a tongue scraper when you first wake up and right before bed.

Improves digestion

Digestion starts the minute we take our first bite and saliva plays a big role in helping to break down the food we put in our mouth. Tongue scraping can help to promote saliva production, which leads to improved digestion. Clearing the tongue of toxins also leads to healthier digestion as it doesn’t interfere with the taste of food, which has a direct correlation to the way we break down food.

Healthier teeth and gums

Bacteria and toxins can lead to poor dental hygiene and problems such as plaque build-up, gum recession, gum infections and tooth decay. Removing excess bacteria and toxins with a tongue scraper may help to prevent these conditions. While flossing and brushing your teeth can help to loosen the debris, the tongue scraper can effectively remove it.


Improved sense of taste

Removing the excess debris from your tongue can help to open up your taste buds to more flavors, which may have been blocked before. Having blocked tastebuds can also result in an individual having cravings that they would not otherwise have.

Better breath

Bacteria and toxins on the tongue can lead to halitosis. Halitosis often occurs when bacteria accumulate on the back of the tongue, which can be difficult to reach with a toothbrush. Studies have shown that using a tongue scraper can help to significantly to reduce bad breath.

References: Banyan Botanicals Chopra


K. T. Edwards

K. T. Edwards graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in Media Production and English. She also studied Creative Writing at Oxford University and contributes to various media outlets. IG: @k.tea.edwards

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