Stainless steel tongue scraper …. YOU WON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THIS ! This is the highest quality tongue scraper on the market today: 100% stainless steel, rounded and smoothed edges to prevent cuts, and thick durable stainless steel handles. This stainless steel tongue scraper is built to last and we’re positive you’ll have a great experience with it. It is approximately 5.5 inches long.
Stainless Steel :
There’s a reason your forks and spoons are generally made of stainless steel. It doesn’t rust, it’s comfortable in the mouth and sturdier than plastic. Stainless steel doesn’t hold bacteria the way plastics can and are easily sanitized with hot water. When the handles are also stainless steel, you can throw these in the dishwasher.
How About a Professional Opinion?
Kim Shamoun, a veteran registered dental hygienist and fellow tongue scraping zealot, says, “I can’t live without tongue scraping. Without a doubt, it should be a part of our daily oral hygiene regimen. I stress to my patients, friends, family and strangers alike how important it really is. A tongue scraper is the one thing I would want with me on a deserted island… forget the lipstick!”
4 Reasons to Scrape Your Tongue Every Day
#1 Improves the breath:
Removing the bacteria, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the tongue significantly reduces the odor from the mouth. You may have been told to use your toothbrush for this purpose, but brushing the tongue does NOT efficiently remove all of the film that develops on the tongue. You will be blown away the first time you do this by the amount of gunk that comes off of the tongue.
#2 Improves your ability to taste:
Removing build-up from the surface of your tongue will better expose your taste buds. This will lead to better enjoyment of the flavors of your food. The more we enjoy and savor our food, the better our bodies digest and assimilate, leading to better over all health. Also, blocked taste buds and tongue receptors interferes with our body’s ability to communicate with our brain about what types of foods we need to maintain our health, leading to false cravings.
#3 Avoid toxins being reabsorbed into your body:
As you sleep, your body is detoxifying. Much of the film on your tongue is toxins excreted from your body. You don’t want to re-ingest that do you? NO! Scraping your tongue first thing in the morning will remove this sludge from your tongue and from your body, improving your over all health and improving your immune system.
#4 Improves dental health:
By removing bacteria and toxins, you are also contributing to better dental health as well, leading to healthier teeth and gums. The bacteria that you remove from your tongue are responsible for things like periodontal problems, plaque build-up, tooth decay, gum infections, gum recession, and even loss of teeth.