Product of the month | Tongue scraper

Bad breath? Recurrent flu and viruses during the winter and spring? Try a tongue scraper, my product of the month!

Have you noticed that when you get up in the mornings your tongue sometimes has a white or yellowish coating? That’s a thin layer of a mixture of bacteria and plaque and your body’s way of getting rid of toxins. A quick scrape with a specially designed tongue scraper and away it all goes, down the sink to bother you no longer. Follow up with your regular early morning toothbrush routine, and hey presto! Perfect dental hygiene. The more regularly you scrape, the less build up you will see and the less bacteria in your mouth to weaken your immunity. No more succumbing to those winter coughs and colds.

Ayurvedic medicine has recommended tongue scraping for optimal dental health for thousands of years. By examining the tongue Ayurveda believes that you can check the health of all your organs - heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, spleen, stomach, small intestine and colon - and improve their function by cleaning and stimulating it.

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Dental research shows that a tongue scraper is more effective than a toothbrush at removing toxins and bacteria from your tongue. And although flossing can remove pieces of food and plaque from between your teeth, it doesn’t get rid of the bacteria that cause the tooth damage and bad breath.

Best of all, this health tip is inexpensive, takes less than three seconds to do - and is definitely fascinating.

Much more fun than flossing!