Tongue scrapers are really great for your health. Not only does tongue scraping help you from the inside out, but tongue scraping also helps you get that squeaky clean feel in your mouth!
So, back to the question - does tongue scraping damage taste buds?
You can damage your taste buds if you’re not careful. BUT, there is a BIG BUT HERE - you would have to scrape really hard (and we do mean really hard) to do a lot of damage to your tongue.
It would start bleeding and you would most likely (hopefully) stop tongue scraping before you continued to hurt yourself.
Experts say tongue scraping has benefits but it’s up to you whether you want to do it. For more information about medical expert opinions, please visit this blog.
What happens if you use a tongue scraper too hard?
If you do press too hard with the tongue scraper, you can damage your tongue and taste buds. If you use the tool correctly with light pressure, it shouldn’t hurt or cause any problems.
Make sure your scraper doesn’t have any sharp edges that could cause an injury. If your tongue bleeds, lighten up on the pressure, use less frequently and if bleeding still occurs stop using the scraper.
How to use a tongue scraper
Tongue scraping is simple.
Step 1: Get your gunkii and place it as far back on your tongue as you feel comfortable
Step 2: apply a little pressure. Enough to feel the tool but not enough to hurt your mouth.
Step 3: Pull your gunkii down your tongue until you get to the tip. Repeat the process 3-6 times depending on the amount of build up on your tongue.
Step 4: Rinse like your toothbrush and store it away.
Here are some oral care routine steps:
Follow this regime in order to keep your mouth (and body) in top shape!
Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste for 2 minutes.
Follow up with floss and rinse like you normally would.
Facing a mirror, stick out your tongue and gently place the tongue scraper on the back of your tongue.
Pull the scraper forward with light pressure.