We’re gonna be frank with you: tongue scraping is kind of gross.

If you’re not someone who gets at least a little bit of satisfaction from popping pimples or squeezing blackheads, this might not be for you. Consider yourself warned.

But if you’re all about instant gratification and getting rid of gross stuff from your body, read on!

That white (or yellow or clear or even greenish) stuff that collects on your tongue is bacteria and debris that collect throughout your day and life and will eventually get reabsorbed into your body, getting you sick.

And with school starting up, ain’t nobody got time for that.

What else does it do?

It blocks your taste buds so you can’t enjoy your food as much.

It can cause bad breath.

It can contribute to gum disease.

Lastly, by removing the gunk, you promote saliva production, thus helping out your digestive system.

Ready to get started?

Grab a spoon and with gentle but firm pressure, scrape the edge of the spoon along your tongue, from the back to the front. Repeat until you feel so fresh n’ clean.

(Sure, you could just use your toothbrush, but apparently a tongue scraper works 30 percent better.)


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