I always laugh at that gum commercial that says dirty mouth, clean it up chew whatever the name is of the gum-of course I don't remember the gum because i'm normally laughing at whatever weird scenerio they play out.
Using a tongue scraper is an ancient Ayurvedic technique that has become popular today for treating “bad breath”.
The Benefits of a Tongue Scraper
The ancient Ayurvedic healing philosophy of India has recommended tongue scraping for centuries as an aid to digestion and for the health of the teeth and the sinuses. When the salivary glands are cleaned, it activates them and enhances digestion.Your taste will also be improved with a clean tongue surface that allows the taste buds optimal functioning.
Cleaning the tongue with an appropriately designed tongue cleaner also massages the tongue. This is an important element of traditional Chinese medicine – the tongue surface is identified as an important reflexogenic zone.
Tongue cleaning revitalizes the throat and keeps the sinuses cleaner by reducing bacteria that can travel into the respiratory system. Many people who have struggled with sinus infections, sore throats, throat infections, and chronic bad breath, may find added relief through regular tongue scraping.