Tongue scraper: Everything you need to know

Why clean your tongue?

According to Ayurvedic medicine, the tongue is a diagnostic organ, a mirror of the inside of our body. During sleep, our body does its cleaning and detoxification work, and toxins accumulate on the tongue. These "toxins" cause bad breath, caries and other oral health problems, so it is very important to remove them with the dental hygienist. scraper as soon as you wake up.


Some of the benefits of cleaning your tongue first thing in the morning:

  • prevention of bad breath - works so well it's amazing;

  • helps with teeth and gums health, helps prevent tooth decay and gum infection (if you bleed from your gums this practice is transformative if used in conjunction with the cardamom toothpaste);

  • removing bacterial toxins accumulated on the tongue during the night, a time of natural detoxification of the body;

  • awakening the gastric enzymes for their digestive work, thus facilitating digestion;

  • improving the palate.



You should clean your tongue right after waking up, before brushing your teeth, drinking water or eating any food.

  1. In front of a mirror, hold the scraper by the tips with both hands, and place the curved part against the back of your tongue (as far back as you can comfortably reach).
  2. With light but firm pressure, slide the scraper backwards to the tip of the tongue, removing the yellowish layer that accumulates on the surface.
  3. Rinse and repeat (2 to 4 times) until no more residue is left and your tongue feels completely clean.
  4. Rinse the scraper thoroughly with hot water, dry with a towel and store.



  • Wash the scraper at the end of each use, and rinse before each use.

  • Do not share your scraper with anyone else in the family.

  • For hygiene reasons, it is advised to replace the scraper every 3 months, as you would your toothbrush.
  • To find out more about our Natural Oral Guide read on here.


Some more information

Our tongue scraper made of 100% copper, and comes in an organic cotton bag - a thin, elongated, flattened "U" shaped object - is the perfect ally for this all-natural oral care, which we suggest doing every morning.

In Ayurvedic medicine, good digestion is considered the foundation of health. And since it starts with the palate, this system of medicine considered the oldest in the world believes that removing what gets accumulated on the tongue makes the whole digestive process more stable. Scraping is also responsible for activating the production of saliva, a key element for assimilation.

At the same time, if bacteria are not removed, taste buds can become blocked over time, which can lead to false cravings or the inability to taste certain flavors in food.

Bad breath can have a negative impact on everyday life, damaging self-esteem and even interpersonal relationships. It is usually caused by toxins that are deposited at the back of the tongue, an area that is quite difficult to reach with a mouthwash. brushso cleaning it will help you achieve healthier breath.

Finally, this practice, when combined with the oil pulling, brushing and flossing, helps remove the bacteria responsible for periodontal problems, plaque, tooth decay, infections and gum recession, making the scraper an excellent tool for promoting healthy teeth and gums. That's why we have available a TOOTH KIT with everything you need to have a healthy oral care care.