Pure Copper Tongue Cleaner/Scraper Oral Care Hygiene with Grip Handle
Copper is known to naturally fight bacteria that causes bad breath.
While a gold or silver tongue scraper would be amazing, new research on the health benefits of copper make a copper tongue scraper hard to beat. Copper has been used for centuries as a bacteria-resistant metal, and new studies are confirming these ancient practices.
Copper may be the best metal to be used for tongue scraping because the mouth is loaded with both good and not-so-good bacteria. Copper not only seems to be toxic to the bad bacteria, it also provides important enzymes that are needed for the healthy microbes in the mouth to survive.
In one study, the antiseptic benefits of copper were so great that, when copper was put in hospital rooms as furnishings, the bacteria count on all of the surfaces in the rooms was significantly reduced. Some hospitals are now incorporating copper furnishings as part of their anti-bacterial strategies.
After every use, the tongue scraper will stay clean and bacteria will not be able to survive on copper surface.
The Science of Tongue Scraping
Tongue scraping is the simple practice of scraping your tongue before/after brushing your teeth. Studies have shown that this simple technique:
Reduces undesirable bacteria in the mouth that can compromise gum, teeth and oral health.
Reduces volatile sulphur compounds (VSC), which are by-products of mouth bacteria linked to bad breath.
Improves taste sensation and reduces tongue coating. (3)
Changes the environment of the mouth to reduce putrefaction and decrease bacterial load.
Traditionally, according to one of the Ayurved tongue scrapers should be made of gold, silver, copper, tin, or brass. Toxins accumulate on the back of the tongue that could cause obstructions in respiration and bad breath
When certain bacteria on the tongue and in the oral cavity break down certain proteins in the mouth, volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs) are released that result in bad breath. Studies have confirmed the benefits of tongue scraping as an effective way to reduce volatile sulphur compounds. In fact, tongue scraping greatly outperforms tooth brushing to accomplish this.