By now, I believe that we have all been introduced to at least some of the most famous holistic practices like massage, acupuncture, and meditation which in fact are extremely beneficial to our mind, body and soul. But have you ever heard about tongue scrapping?! Tongue scrapping or also known as Ayurvedic self-care is a technique present since ancient times the purpose of which is to remove Ama or toxic debris from your mouth.
Simply put, tongue scraping is an oral hygiene practice that is great for removing bacteria, food debris, toxins, fungi and dead cells from the surface of the tongue that the body has been depositing on it throughout the night while we sleep. If we don’t remove them with the help of a dental scraper, the body will reabsorb them which can surely impact our health. Respiratory difficulties, compromised immune system, and digestive problems are just some of the many problems that can arise when not scrapping the tongue regularly. Lots of studies have been done and a great number of them show that dental scrapers are way more effective than using a toothbrush to remove those toxins from our tongue, and here’s how we can benefit from owning one regardless of its material (stainless steel or copper one, the choice is yours).
Keep Halitosis at Bay
Halitosis or bad breath can have a negative impact on one’s self-esteem and personal life, and the main cause for it comes precisely from your tongue. The bacteria present on your tongue usually cannot be removed with a simple toothbrush, and this can be the main factor for your bad breath. According to many studies, a tongue scraper can significantly reduce and remove at some level the oral bacteria from the surface of your tongue which means that investing in this affordable and handy dental ‘weapon’ is the right thing to do.
Improve Your Dental Health
Since tongue scraping is considered a part of the regular oral hygiene, dental specialists say that this method can also help you improve the general tooth and gum health. If not removed, the bacteria and toxins on your tongue can lead to plaque build-up, gum infections, teeth loss, tooth decay and a number of other dental problems.
Experience the Flavours of Your Food
It is no secret that proper digestion begins with taste and if you do not remove the toxic mucus from your tongue, it is possible that you won’t taste your food properly which can lead to false cravings and a possible inability to distinguish the different tastes properly. So, removing the unnecessary build-up from the surface of your tongue with the help of a scraper will open up the tongue’s pores and allow you to enjoy the flavours of your food a lot better.