The simple tongue scrapers might be the second best product you start using this year. With all purchases of The Bum Gun bidet sprayer this year we have been giving away a FREE tongue scraper. But why?

As I’m sure some people might not understand the logic behind giving away this device for FREE, here is my reasoning.

What is Tongue Cleaning and why is it important? 

This has been a blog post I have been meaning to write all year, so I’m happy to be getting it out to you. So what is Tongue Cleaning and why is it important? Tongue cleaning is an oral hygiene practice that removes bacteria, food debris, fungi, toxins, and dead cells from the surface of your tongue. I’m guessing that you use your toothbrush to clean your tongue. However, if you have never used a tongue scraper before you are in for a massive treat. But I’ll get on to that in a moment. First…

Kill That Bad Breath

Obviously no one likes having bad breath. It can be very embarrassing when someone mentions it. But more often than not it will be one of those unfortunate things people won’t tell you about.

When you are sleeping, your digestive system remains awake, removing toxins from your body by depositing them onto the surface of your tongue. If you don’t scrape away these toxins, they get reabsorbed by your body and can lead to respiratory difficulties, digestive problems, and a compromised immune system.

Dental research tells us that a tongue scraper is more effective at removing toxins and bacteria from the tongue than a toothbrush. If you don’t believe me, try this. Brush your tongue as you would normally do. When you are positive your tongue is clean, take your tongue scraper and with a few scrapes of your tongue, from back to front, you will see why this little device is an awesome little treat.

Although brushing and flossing will loosen and move debris around, they do not actually remove the bacteria. Almost half of your oral bacteria live on and in the deep crevices of your tongue. The cleaning action of a tongue scraper collects these toxic tongue coatings and removes them from your body.

5 Reasons YOU Should Scrape Your Tongue

  1. It’s Fair To Say, Halitosis is Nasty

Bad breath can have a negative impact on your life, relationships, and self-esteem. Most bad breath comes from the bacteria at the back of the tongue which is difficult to reach with a toothbrush. Clinical studies have shown that tongue cleaning significantly reduces and removes oral bacteria from the crevices of all areas the tongue.

  1. Boost Your Immunity With A Tongue Scraper

The tongue is part of the first line of defense in your immune system. Cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper prevents toxins from being reabsorbed into your body and boosts overall immune function.

  1. You’re Down With Dental Health.

This oral hygiene practice promotes general tooth and gum health and removes bacteria and toxins responsible for periodontal problems, plaque build-up, tooth decay, loss of teeth, gum infections, and gum recession.

  1. Better Experience The Flavours of Your Food.

Proper digestion begins with taste and salivation. If you don’t take steps to remove toxic mucus on the tongue, your taste buds can become blocked. This may lead to false cravings or an inability to recognize the taste of your food. Removing build-up from the surface of your tongue will open up its pores and better expose your taste buds, allowing for greater enjoyment of your food. And this will also help your body digest and assimilate food.

  1. Easily Improve Your Digestive Health.

In Ayurveda, proper digestion is considered to be the foundation of health. Given that digestion begins with taste, it’s important to remove any toxins that may obstruct optimal functioning. Cleaning also activates saliva production and promotes agni (the body’s digestive fire) to help with digestion throughout the day.

How To Scrape Your Tongue

Your routine with a Tongue Scraper should be done on a regular basis. I would say you should be brushing your teeth at least 3 times per day, morning, night and once during the day to maintain sound oral health.

After you have finished brushing your teeth, stick your tongue out. Holding your tongue scraper in your hand, simply scrape your tongue from as far back as possible. Use firm but gentle pressure, and scrape the surface of your tongue in one long stroke. Rinse the scraper and repeat until your tongue feels clean and is free of coating which is usually 5 to 10 times.

Tongue Scraping Conclusion

Honestly, like The Bum Gun, if you have never used a tongue scraper before, you are going to be in for a real eye opener. And I bet your partner is going to be chuffed as punch!

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