Have you heard of the ancient practice of tongue scraping? It’s been used as an Ayurvedic technique for more than 5000 years and is a practice that is highly recommended by our dentistry in Woodbridge as a holistic remedy to maintain a healthy mouth.
From the food we eat, beverages we consume and environment we’re exposed to, our bodies are continuously being exposed to toxicity. The accumulation of toxins in our body can compromise our immunity and vitality if they aren’t properly eliminated.
A list of signs that your body may be experiencing toxicity include having a white coating on the tongue, bad breath/ body odor, brain fog or confusion, a feeling of weakness, body aches, lessened appetite, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue and bloating. If you experience any of the above, you may have some level of toxicity in your body.
Tongue scraping is one way to help our bodies get rid of these unwanted toxins. It clears out bad bacteria and dead cells that accumulate in your mouth while you sleep and prevents them from being reabsorbed into the body. Benefits of tongue scraping also include enhancing your taste, gently stimulating your internal organs for digestion, reducing your risk for periodontal disease and preventing bad breath.
Tongue scrapers are relatively affordable and can also be found in local drugstores and online. After a thorough clean with a toothbrush and floss, apply the tongue scraper to the back of your tongue and drag it forward. Then, rinse and repeat. Make sure to get the sides of your tongue as well. No need to press too hard!
If you’ve never tried tongue scraping before, we definitely think you should give it a try! Making it a part of your daily oral care regimen will guarantee the best results from this ancient Ayurvedic practice.
At Pine Seven Dental Centre, we love seeing you live your best life by understanding the connection between the health of your mouth to the rest of your body. To learn more, book an appointment with our dental clinic in Woodbridge today!