Urban Veda Tongue Scraper is a clever and effective approach to tongue cleaning that can promote a healthy mouth and gastrointestinal tract, which in turn leads to a happy gut. Tongue scraping is an ancient Ayurvedic method of tongue cleaning, practised for over 5,000 years. In Ayurveda, the health of the tongue is linked to the health of the heart, kidneys, spleen, liver, lungs, and the stomach.
The Urban Veda tongue scraper is made from 100% pure and naturally antibacterial copper. This U-shaped copper tongue scraper has a blunt edge that removes bad bacteria and toxins that accumulate in the mouth, improving oral and digestive health.
Urban Veda Copper Tongue Cleaner Benefits:
- Reduce bad breath
- Removes plaque build up
- Heightens taste bud sensitivity
- Improve overall oral health
- Promotes a happy gut & Gi tract
- Made from copper, which has cleansing and antibacterial properties
Our In-House Pharmacist has written one article about Copper Tongue Cleaner:
How to use: Use the Urban Veda Tongue Scraper first thing in the morning on an empty stomach before brushing your teeth. Begin by guiding the arch over your tongue, starting towards the back and working forwards. Gently glide and lightly pull the tongue cleaner forward and if needed, repeat this process until clean, rinse well each time. The entire process usually takes less than two minutes. Repeat as needed throughout the day.
Copper can oxidise naturally, so it can turn dark or even green. To clean the copper tongue scraper, rinse the scraper under hot water after each use, removing any debris or saliva, and ensure that your tongue scraper stays clean and dry between sessions.
Tongue cleaning can cause discomfort. Improper use of a tongue cleaner may induce the gag reflex and/or vomiting. Overuse of a tongue cleaner may also cause damage to the taste buds.
100% Pure Copper
Does tongue scraping help improve bad breath?
Yes, Urban Veda Tongue Scraper collects and removes the bacteria and residue generated from brushing, helping cure bad breath. Use it to leave your tongue feeling clean and fresh. Even if you’re an oral hygiene all-star who brushes your teeth twice a day, and flosses regularly and dutifully visit your dentist every six months, you may still be missing one step that could help keep your mouth fresh and healthy. Tongue Scrapers help control bad breath, giving you confidence. Adding tongue scraping into your morning routine is a great way to maintain oral health.
Should I buy copper or stainless steel tongue scrapers?
While a gold or silver tongue scraper would be amazing, new research on the health benefits of copper makes a copper tongue scraper hard to beat. Currently, you can buy plastic tongue scrapers, and metal tongue scrapers including ones made from copper. Copper has been used for centuries as a bacteria-resistant metal, and new studies are confirming these ancient practices. Copper may be the best metal to be used for tongue scraping because the mouth is loaded with both good and not-so-good bacteria. Copper not only seems to be toxic to the bad bacteria, but it also provides important enzymes that are needed for the healthy microbes in the mouth to survive.
What is tongue scraping or a tongue brush?
Tongue scrapers or tongue cleaners are a fast way to remove extra particles — including the ones that cause bad breath — from the surface of your tongue. It’s done with a small, slightly rounded tool, called a tongue cleaner, made from plastic or metal. Our tongue cleaner is made from copper, due to its beneficial properties. Although no amount of scraping can replace good toothbrushing, its purported benefits have enticed quite a few to add this extra step to their morning and evening routines.
How is tongue scraping beneficial?
Debris, bacteria, and dead cells can build up on your tongue over time. This can lead to bad breath and have a negative impact on your overall oral health. Using a tongue cleaner regularly is a great way to help combat these pesky hygiene maintainers.
How do I use Urban Veda My Tongue Scraper?
To use tongue cleaners, follow these steps:
- Stand in front of a mirror, open your mouth, and stick out your tongue.
- Gently set the rounded end of the tongue scraper at the back of your tongue.
- If you’re worried about your gag reflex, you may find it helpful to start at the middle of your tongue. You can gradually start from farther back as you get used to scraping.
- Gently touch the scraper to your tongue. Slowly pull it forward, toward the tip of your tongue. You should never push the scraper from the tip of your tongue back. Always go from the back of the tongue to the tip.
- After each scrape, removing your top tongue coating, use a washcloth or tissue to remove debris from the scraper.
- Repeat until you’ve scraped the entire surface of your tongue. One to two scrapes across the same area is usually enough.
- Wash the tongue scraper with warm water and soap, dry, and store in a clean, dry area.
The entire process usually takes less than two minutes. Repeat as needed throughout the day.
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