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How to Use a Tongue Scraper to Improve Oral Health and Overall Health

How to Use a Tongue Scraper to Improve Oral Health and Overall Health

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When is the last time you did a good old fashioned tongue scrape?

If the answer is “I can’t remember,” don’t worry!

You’re not alone.

Tongue scraping is one of the best yet most neglected ways to improve oral health and overall health.

In this article, we’ll explain why that’s true and how to use a tongue scraper properly.

What is Tongue Scraping?

Your tongue can get really gross.

It’s not your fault! It’s just that the tongue has seen a lot of things in its day, and we have to respect that.

The bacteria that enters our mouth forms a biofilm on the surface of the tongue.

Tongue scraping is a way to get rid of extra particles from the surface of your tongue.

It has been practiced in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.

Tongue scraping is not a replacement for tooth brushing, but neither is oil pulling! And we all know how beneficial oil pulling is.

Click here for the oil pulling benefits that even your dentist doesn’t know about.

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What is the Relationship Between Oral Health and Overall Health?

The mouth is not isolated from the rest of the body.

In fact, it is the very door through which most toxins enter our body.

Due to this fact, several medical conditions are linked to oral health, such as:

Cardiovascular Disease

1 in every 4 deaths in the United States is from heart disease.

It kills about 610,000 people every year. (1)  

It turns out that the plaque in your teeth might be related to the plaque in your arteries. (2)

While gum disease is caused by plaque buildup around the teeth, a totally different kind of plaque can build up inside the arteries known as atherosclerosis.

This plaque is well-known as one of the main attributes of heart disease.

So next time you want to skip brushing your teeth, oil pulling, or tongue scraping, remember that!


Endocarditis is an infection that occurs on the inner lining of the heart.

This disease typically occurs when bacteria and other germs from your body, including your mouth, spread throughout your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in the heart. (3)

Maintaining a regular schedule that involves oral hygiene may reduce the risk of developing endocarditis in the first place.


Periodontitis is a destructive inflammatory disease that occurs in the supporting tissues of the teeth.

It is an infectious disease that requires bacterial presence and host response in order to develop.

Periodontitis has been linked to low birth weight as well as premature birth. (4)

This is actually good news because it means you could increase your chances of having a baby at the full term instead of too early just by taking care of your oral health!

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Why Should I Use This?

Bacteria forms biofilms as a mechanism for survival. We brush our teeth to remove them because otherwise, biofilm continues to build into plaque and eventually tartar.

While most people remember the teeth, they often forget about the tongue where biofilm is also formed.

Modern research confirms that tongue cleaning is the best way to remove bacteria that cause bad breath. It can also help improve taste and slow the growth of plaque. Studies show that even heart health is linked to a healthy mouth.

How to Use a Tongue Scraper

We recommend scraping your tongue every day in the morning after your oil pulling routine.  Follow these steps for a healthier mouth, better breath, and overall detox.

  1. Hold the two ends of the tongue cleaner in both hands
  2. Open your mouth and extend your tongue
  3. Place the curved edge of the tongue cleaner at the back of your tongue
  4. Scrape forward GENTLY, applying gentle pressure as you pull the scraper to the front of your mouth.

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What is the Best Tongue Scraper?

The best tongue scraper you can get is a copper tongue scraper. 


Studies have shown that copper has antibiotic properties (5) (6)

Another great thing about a copper tongue scraper is that it also helps prevent enzymes that could cause fungus and disease. (7)

In one study, the antiseptic benefits of copper were incredibly powerful. When copper was placed in hospital rooms as furnishings, the bacteria count on all surfaces in the rooms was significantly reduced. (8)

Imagine having all those properties in your tongue scraper.

Well, you don't have to go far. Just click "Add to Cart" below!

Guru Nanda is proud to provide you with a FREE copper tongue scraper when you purchase any oil pulling product. 

This way, you're getting the benefits of oil pulling and of tongue scraping, which means you can improve your oral health and overall health with one purchase!