Tongue scraping is a fast way to remove extra particles — including the ones that cause bad breath — from the surface of your tongue. It’s done with a small, slightly rounded tool made from plastic or metal.
Although no amount of scraping can replace a good toothbrushing, its purported benefits have enticed quite a few to add this extra step to their morning and evening routines.
Tongue Scraping Benefits:
Improved taste. When you scrape off the surface of your tongue, it’s almost as if you’re starting with an entirely fresh palette. See if you notice stronger flavor profiles the next time you whip up something sweet or spicy!
Fresher breath. So much odor-causing bacteria lives on your tongue. It’s not just your teeth and gums you need to pay attention to in order to avoid bad breath — your tongue is a big part of it!
Improved overall health. Taking good care of your oral hygiene is essential to your overall well-being. Scraping your tongue can remove harmful bacteria that inflames your gums as well as prevent cavities.