Using a tongue scraper is part of the daily routine that Ayurveda has advised for over 5,000 years to remove toxic gunk, bacteria that cause tooth decay and bad breath, with results that are not those of folklore, but scientifically proven. When you wake up in the morning, take a look at your tongue in the mirror. If you notice a thick, excessive, unpleasant-tasting coating on your tongue, there is ama in your digestive tract—a poisonous residue of undigested food—showing that your digestion is abnormal or weak. Ayurveda considers ama to be the beginning stage of any disease. Whether your tongue coating is normal or excessive, you should scrape off the toxins that normally accumulate after a night of sleep, since your body detoxes as you’re getting your Z’s!
- Dental Hygiene