Good breath, less caries – why you should clean your tongue daily
by Annalina Jegg
A tongue cleaner removes the coating on the tongue with the help of a scraper or brush to prevent bad breath. In addition, regular cleaning of the tongue increases the sense of taste, as the taste buds are freed from coating. In Ayurveda, tongue cleaners have been known for a long time and in Asia, cleaning the tongue is part of daily oral hygiene just like brushing the teeth is for us. There are tongue scrapers made of metal, such as titanium or stainless steel, or also of plastic, which need to be replaced more quickly and more frequently.