Scraping the tongue is an Ancient Ayurvedic recommendation for oral health and the overall health of the body, mind and spirit.
Made from pure copper, which is highly valued in the tradition of Ayurveda because of its special properties, our Myga copper tongue scraper is particularly stable with a weight of about 35g and has a comfortable length of about 12 cm.
- Can remove mouth odour and refreshes your breath
- Improves overall health and oral hygiene
- Removes bacteria
- Copper has natural antimicrobial properties which help to clean the tongue. Copper ions are able to bind sulphur compounds in themselves and eliminate them.
- Easy cleaning
- Enhances sense of taste
Copper has been used for centuries as a bacteria-resistant metal, with new studies confirming these ancient practices.
Copper is one of the best metals to be used for tongue scraping as it helps to maintain good mouth health. The mouth is full of both good and not-so-good bacteria. Copper not only seems to be toxic to the bad bacteria, but it also provides important enzymes that are needed for the healthy microbes in the mouth to survive.
Use & Care
The Myga copper tongue scraper is made of 100% copper. Copper can oxidise naturally in the air, especially when it comes into contact with humidity or water. Due to this natural oxidation, copper can turn dark or black, and after a longer period of time even green. Copper rust can appear - these are harmless, natural processes and shouldn’t cause alarm.
To clean the Myga copper tongue scraper, rinse the scraper under water after each use, removing any debris or saliva.
*Tip* - Use a little lemon to remove any remaining dark oxidation stains – this will help the copper tongue scraper stay nice and clean and shine in its beautiful, natural copper tones. Ensure that your tongue scraper stays clean and dry between sessions.
How to Scrape your Tongue
1. Scrape your tongue first thing in the morning, right after you wake up.
2. Stand in-front of a mirror. Open your mouth and stick out your tongue. Avoid pointing your tongue, as this reduces the surface area and reduces the effectiveness of scraping. Then, reach to the back of your tongue with the scraper and proceed to scrape outward to the tip. Be careful not to press too hard—you don’t want to cut your skin.
3. Repeat this 5-10 times, reaching as far back as comfortable, rinsing the scraper after each pass to avoid re-depositing all that plaque back on your tongue.
4. If the gag reflex bothers you, you can try humming to distract yourself whilst doing it; also try not to stretch your tongue too far.
5. Follow tongue scraping with brushing (we recommend the Myga toothbrush and a non-fluoride toothpaste), flossing, and a large glass of water.
6. Get into the habit of scraping your tongue prior to each brushing.