Tongue & Oral Health Care
Both Western medicine and Ayurveda use the tongue as an important diagnostic tool, indicating the fact that a healthy mouth and a healthy tongue is interrelated to the health of the entire body. Thus, supporting our oral hygiene is a benefit for our general health. Oil pulling and tongue scraping are two oral hygiene methods used in Ayurveda to maintain overall well-being, and Banyan's Daily Swish and tongue scraper are two oral care products to keep your mouth clean and your tongue healthy. Scraping your tongue first thing in the morning is an effective way of clearing the bacteria that accumulates through the night, supporting fresh breath while enhancing your sense of taste and gently stimulating your digestive organs. Oil pulling further helps to inhibit the accumulation of plaque, whiten teeth, and promote healthy gum tissue.
How To Keep Your Tongue Healthy
Oral bacteria in itself can lead to a host of other complications, the least of which is bad breath, but it is also an indicator that some aspect of our diet may need to shift. Not only is tongue scraping an effective way of clearing the bacteria that accumulates through the night, it also gives us a good indication of how well our bodies may or may not be assimilating what we are eating. Scraping your tongue is a very simple but equally powerful way of paying attention to your body and your digestive system. Learn more on the importance of tongue scraping in our guide, How to Clean Your Tongue.