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Brushing Your Tongue

woman brushing tongue

Brushing your tongue helps remove plaque, which can cause bad breath and encourage bacteria growth.

Brush your tongue from back to front. Some people put some toothpaste or mouthwash on their toothbrush when they do this.

5 Reasons to Scrape Your Tongue Every Day

#1 Improves the breath

  • Removing the bacteria, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the tongue significantly reduces the odour from the mouth

#2 Improves your ability to taste

  • Removing build-up from the surface of your tongue will better expose your taste buds. This will lead to better enjoyment of the flavours of your food

#3 Avoid toxins being reabsorbed into your body

  • As you sleep, your body is detoxifying and much of the film on your tongue is toxins excreted from your body

  • Scraping your tongue first thing in the morning will remove this sludge from your tongue and from your body, improving your overall health and improving your immune system

#4 Improves dental health

  • By removing bacteria and toxins, you are also contributing to better dental health as well, leading to healthier teeth and gums

  • The bacteria that you remove from your tongue are responsible for things like periodontal problems, plaque build-up, tooth decay, gum infections, gum recession, and even loss of teeth

#5 Get to know your tongue

  • Did you know your tongue is a mirror reflection of your internal organs? Just like with hand or foot mapping, the tongue is mapped out to reflect various parts of your internal body. You can learn so much about what is going on in particular areas just by looking at your tongue every morning

  • Also, by scraping your tongue, you are actually stimulating and massaging those corresponding internal organs, just like in acupressure or acupuncture

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