Copper Tongue Cleaner
Copper tongue cleaning is an ancient technique to support oral hygiene.
Tongue scraping is the simple practice of scraping your tongue before brushing your teeth.
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Studies have shown that this simple technique reduces undesirable bacteria in the mouth that can compromise gum, teeth and oral health.
Reduces volatile sulfur compounds which are by-products of mouth bacteria linked to bad breath. Improves taste sensation and reduces tongue coating.
Changes the environment of the mouth to reduce putrefaction and decrease bacterial load.
Traditionally, according to one of the Ayurvedic texts, the Charaka Samhita, tongue scrapers should be made of gold, silver, copper, tin, or brass. Toxins (ama) would be collected on the back of the tongue that could cause obstructions in respiration and foul smell.
When certain bacteria on the tongue and in the oral cavity break down certain proteins in the mouth, volatile sulfur compounds are released that result in bad breath. Studies have confirmed the benefits of tongue scraping as an effective way to reduce volatile sulfur compounds. In fact, tongue scraping greatly outperforms tooth brushing to accomplish this.
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