Are you in the habit of scraping your tongue in the mornings?
As a regular dentist goer since I first had teeth, you’d have thought someone would’ve told me that scraping my tongue was an important part of dental hygiene!
I didn’t discover tongue scraping until I was in my late 30’s. It seems shocking to me that I didn’t know about this simple technique for 30 odd years! So I’m here to get you on track….buy a stainless steel tongue scrapper - they aren’t expensive - and start using it after you brush your teeth in the mornings. Use it to scrape gently from back to front, rinsing the scraper in between. A mucus-like substance will probably show on the scraper and you want to rinse that away. Gradually cover the whole area of the tongue – about 5-7 scrapes, then rinse your mouth and the scraper with water. All in it takes about 2 mins or less.
Why bother? Well, the ‘gunk’ that you are scraping off is the toxins that Ayurveda calls Ama.. Left in place this gunk causes bad breath and can lead to gum disease and other oral issues. Removing it makes your mouth feel much cleaner and healthier AND it’s the simplest thing ever so why not!
Give it a go and let me know what you think.
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