This is the highest quality tongue scraper on the market today: 100% stainless steel, rounded and smoothed edges to prevent cuts, and thick durable handles. This tongue scraper is built to last and we’re positive you’ll have a great experience with it. Metal tongue scrapers have been traditionally used all across the world for centuries – they are far more effective and hygienic than plastic ones. Approx 5.5 inches/13.5 cm tall. Approx 1 ounce/28 grams in weight.
What is a Tongue Scraper?
A coated tongue — a buildup of debris, bacteria and dead cells on your tongue — can mean bad breath. A coated tongue can be caused by smoking, dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, yeast infection or medication use. A tongue scraper helps remove that build up, thus improving both breath and dental health.
Avoid the ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in your toothpaste, which acts like a detergent and dries out the tongue, thus lowering saliva levels. These bacteria are anaerobes, meaning they thrive (and produce smelly, sulfuric waste) in the absence of oxygen. Saliva is highly concentrated with oxygen, which keeps your breath inherently fresher. That’s why people can have morning breath. We do not produce saliva when sleeping because we are not eating during sleep.
Scientific studies have shown a link between high oral sulfur levels with increased levels of gum disease.