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Tongue Scraping | What is it?

Tongue Scraping | What is it?Tongue Scraping | What is it?

Do you or someone you love have bad breath?

Tongue scraping significantly improves bad breath by reducing oral bacteria from the top surface of the tongue.

This Ayurvedic daily routine for maintaining oral health should be done on a regular basis, in the morning. A tongue scraper is a long, thin, flat piece of metal that is bent in a “U” shape. Ask the friendly team at Wanaka Dental about the stainless steel ones we have in office!

Standing in front of a mirror, you scrape your tongue by simply holding the two ends of the scraper in both hands, sticking out your tongue, and placing the scraper as far back on your tongue as possible. With firm but gentle pressure, scrape the surface of your tongue in one long stroke from the back to the front. Rinse the scraper and repeat until your tongue feels clean and is free of coating. You won’t believe how much comes off!

Tongue scraping is a great addition to a routine of brushing, flossing and/or interdental brushes and waterpik, and visiting your dental professional twice a year.

Get to it! 

Posted: Mon 03 Jul 2017

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