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Tongue Scraping

What is it and how do you do it!?

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Tongue scraping dates all the way back to ancient times in India and is a traditional Ayurvedic practice. In Ayurvedic medicine, the health of the tongue is an indication of the overall health of the body.

What is tongue scraping and how does it benefit you?

There’s really nothing complicated about tongue scraping. It’s exactly as it sounds. It is using a tool (like the Tongue Sweeper Pro!) to gently scrape the tongue back to front. Rinse the tool and repeat as necessary. Ideally it’s done upon rising on an empty stomach.

One of the foremost benefits of tongue scraping is clearing the tongue of debris. This debris includes bacteria build up, dead cells, and toxins which can all appear as a coating (most usually white) on your tongue. Some of the bacteria that is harbored on the tongue (particularly on the back of the tongue), are the same bacteria that are present in periodontal problems such as plaque, tooth decay and gum disease.

The other foremost benefit of tongue scraping is fresher breath. Who doesn’t want that?! Tongue scraping has been proven to dislodge the bacteria that cause bad breath.

Some lesser known benefits of tongue scraping are improved digestion and taste. Gently scraping the tongue actually massages the tongue and the organs associated with it (did you know different spots of the tongue are linked to your other organs…that’s why the tongue is an indication of overall health!). When it removes the coating on your tongue, it gives your tongue the opportunity to have direct contact with anything it comes in contact with; hence, improved taste!

Tongue scraping is hands down one of my TOP daily health practices. It’s super easy, quick, and I actually find that it feels really good to do! It’s a great opportunity to start making healthier choices!

In the Kate and Co. Wellness Store we offer two varieties of the Tongue Sweeper USA. I’m INCREDIBLY proud to work with Tongue Sweeper USA and I want to tell you why.

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Tongue Sweeper USA is not only designed in the USA, but also MADE in the USA, using medical grade American stainless steel, which renders the tool non-allergenic. The medical grade coating also makes it 3x harder than their standard stainless steel scraper. Therefore, it won’t nick and break. Plastic tongue scrapers can have tiny pieces of plastic break off which you can end up unknowingly ingesting. Not to mention, what grade of plastic is it made of?! Who cares, nobody likes plastic anyway.

Best of all, it’s dishwasher safe which makes for extra easy cleaning!

I honestly was looking at different brand, but they did not offer wholesale to e-commerce stores (side note, a problem I'm running into with A LOT of the brands I want to work with!). But what the universe delivered was FAR better. Tongue Sweeper USA was willing to work with such small quantities for me and was happy to support a small business as they, too, are a small business in the oral health world.

I took a shot in the dark in placing a wholesale order without ever actually seeing the product in hand, but I couldn't be happier with how everything worked out! Check out my testimonial they added to their site!

The two varieties we have available are both with the medical grade coating. The only difference would be the diameter of the sweeper. Check out them out at the Kate and Co. Wellness Store.

Check out my youtube on how to tongue scrape here


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