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5 reasons why you should scrape your tongue daily

Is tongue scraping part of your daily routine? We are giving your 5 reasons why you should scrape your tongue daily.

Everybody talks about brushing and flossing daily, which is very important. But less talked about is another aspect of mouth hygiene: tongue scraping. The great news is that it’s very simple to do.

How to scrape your tongue

1. Thoroughly clean your tongue scraper before and after use.
2. Start gently scraping from the back of the tongue and move your way forward. Do so 3 -5 times.
3. Rinse your mouth after tongue scraping.
4. Rinse your tongue scraper.

We highly recommend oil pulling right after, you can do so with coconut oil or use a blend like the Daily Swish. It is best to scrape your tongue when you wake up and on an empty stomach. You can also before bedtime. Two times /day is ideal.

Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why you should scrape your tongue daily.

1. Better heart health:
Poor mouth health is linked to heart disease. Many other diseases and illnesses enter through the mouth as well. Cleaning your tongue is crucial to mouth hygiene.

2. Immune boosting:
Scraping your tongue can prevent germs and toxins from entering the body. It is especially important when you are dealing with a virus.

3. Fresh breath:
A 2004 study in the Journal of Periodontology showed that a toothbrush reduced the production of volatile sulfur compounds by 45 percent while a tongue scraper reduced production by 75 percent.

4. Less cavities:
Cleaning your tongue helps prevent plaque buildup, which in turn prevents cavities.

5. Better digestion:
Tongue scraping and keeping a clean tongue increases production of saliva, which aids in digestion.  

We  like the tongue cleaner from Banyan Botanicals.

The tongue cleaner is the best and we use it ourselves and also use their Daily Swish.

GIVEAWAY:

We are giving way (6) tongues cleaners with Daily Swish.

You need to take 2 healthy steps in order to win:

Email: alice@stepin2mygreenworld.com and enter this code STEPin2TSBB

This item can be shipped in the US only.

Giveaway ends July 31st, 2018.

Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only. 

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REFERENCES:
1. “6 Reasons to Scrape Your Tongue.” Ask the Dentist, Ask the Dentist, 3 May 2018, askthedentist.com/6-reasons-to-scrape-your-tongue/.
2. “Using a Tongue Cleaner for a Cleaner Mouth Colgate.” Colgate, Colgate, http://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/conditions/bad-breath/using-a-tongue-cleaner-for-a-cleaner-mouth-0214.
3. “Tongue-Cleaning Methods: a Comparative Clinical Trial Employing a Toothbrush and a Tongue Scraper.” Advances in Pediatrics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, July 2004, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15341360.

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