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Stainless Steal Tonge Scraper



Tongue Scraper

  • To perform tongue scraping, follow these steps:

    Stand in front of a mirror, open your mouth, and stick out your tongue.
    Gently set the rounded end of the tongue scraper at the back of your tongue.
    If you’re worried about gagging, you may find it helpful to start at the middle of your tongue. You can gradually start from farther back as you get used to scraping.
    Gently touch the scraper to your tongue. Slowly pull it forward, toward the tip of your tongue. You should never push the scraper from the tip of your tongue back. Always go from the back of the tongue to the tip.
    After each scrape, use a washcloth or tissue to remove debris from the scraper.
    Repeat until you’ve scraped the entire surface of your tongue. One to two scrapes across the same area is usually enough.
    Wash the tongue scraper with warm water and soap, dry, and store in a clean, dry area.
    The entire process usually takes less than two minutes. Repeat as needed throughout the day.

  • Debris, bacteria, and dead cells can build up on your tongue over time. This can lead to bad breath and have a negative impact on your overall oral health.

    Using a tongue scraper can help remove this buildup, as well as:

    - Improve your sense of taste. Research suggests that using a tongue scraper twice daily can improve your sense of taste. Your tongue may be able to better distinguish between bitter, sweet, salty, and sour sensations.
    - Improve the appearance of your tongue. Buildup of excess debris can cause your tongue to take on a white, coated appearance. Daily scraping can help remove this coating and prevent it from returning.
    Remove bacteria. Researchers in one 2005 study found that using a tongue scraper twice a day for seven days reduced the overall incidence of Mutans streptococci and Lactobacilli bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria types are known to cause bad breath and dental decay.
    - Improve overall health. Removing bacteria is key to preventing cavities, gum disease, and other conditions affecting the mouth. Tongue scraping can help clear these bacteria from the mouth, improving your tongue’s appearance and overall sensation.
    - Reduce bad breath. Although tongue scraping can’t replace brushing your teeth, scraping may do some things better. Researchers in one 2004 study found that scraping was more effective than brushing at removing odor-causing bacteria.