Republished with permission from Musely an Evio Community Partner
Thought brushing and flossing daily was enough to maintain a healthy mouth? Nope. According to dental research, tongue scraping is an essential part of your daily routine that will give you the healthiest mouth possible. If you've never heard of tongue scraping, it's an ancient Ayurvedic self-care practice to remove toxins from the surface of your tongue, which not only freshens your breath but actually improves digestion.
Tongue scraping is essential to our health because if our tongues are covered in bacteria, food debris, fungi, toxins, or dead cells, our tongues can't properly indicate the food we're eating. When that happens, it can't send a signal to our bodies on what sort of digestive enzymes and how much stomach acid is needed.
Dental research has shown that tongue scraping is even more effective at removing toxins and bacteria from the tongue than a toothbrush. When we don’t scrape our tongues, these toxins get reabsorbed by the body and cause digestive issues. Tongue scraping also makes our taste-buds more sensitive, allowing us to further taste our food and preventing us from overeating.
BENEFITS OF TONGUE SCRAPING:
- Clears toxins, bacteria, debris, fungi and dead cells from the tongue
- Improves breath
- Enhances digestion
- Heightens taste-buds
- Gently stimulates the internal organs