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Why should you scrape your tongue?

There are many benefits to tongue scraping. The practice has been around since ancient times. You may know that the tongue can be a good indicator of what’s going on inside your body. Your tongue develops a film when you sleep, and build-up throughout the day. If left untreated it can lead to bad breath, but also can contain a significant number of bacteria. This bacteria can contribute to things like periodontal problems, plaque build-up, tooth decay, gum infections, gum recession, and even loss of teeth.

How often should you scrape your tongue? Regularly, preferably in the morning. Most toothbrushes have a scraper on the back of them.

There you have it, there are lots of benefits to scraping your tongue, so make this part of your morning routine for even better health.

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