Tongue Scraping - Medical Reviews

To perform tongue scraping, you’ll need the right tool — a tongue scraper!

Gunkii is made from non-toxic, food-safe aluminum. It is dramatically more effective than rubbing your gunk around your tongue with your toothbrush.

If you need instructions on how to tongue scrape, you can read our, “Are You Ready To Tongue Scrape” blog here.

Before jumping right into the, “how to” tongue scrape, let’s talk about the, “why you should” tongue scrape. We have 3 points as to why you should get started today!

Reason #1: Tongue scraping can Improve overall health. We get it, that it sounds like, “a lot”. However, hear us out before you make a judgment.

Removing bacteria is key to preventing cavities, gum disease, and other conditions affecting the mouth. Tongue scraping can help clear these bacteria from the mouth, improving your tongue’s appearance and overall sensation. A Harvard Study clearly outlines the gut/brain connection. Your mouth is a direct line to your overall health.

Reason #2: We are going to clearly articulate MANY other reasons why you should be tongue scraping (most of them for health purposes) but the number one reason people tongue scrape is to remove bad breath.

We want to be crystal clear on one thing - tongue scraping can’t replace brushing your teeth. You must ALSO brush and floss and use mouthwash, but scraping needs to be added to your oral care routine to fight bad breath. The Mayo Clinic suggests “if you have a coated tongue — a buildup of debris, bacteria and dead cells on your tongue — tongue scraping may be helpful.”

Reason #3: Tongue scraping is great to do, especially for a “coated tongue”, as mentioned above in the Mayo Clinic information. A coated tongue happens with a buildup of bacteria and dead cells that could result from things like:
Dry mouth
Inconsistent brushing
Yeast infections
Use Gunkii to remove that build up on your tongue before other problems occur.

Please remember - tongue scraping DOES NOT REPLACE other oral health care routines. It should be used in conjunction with your other systems.