Up Your Wellness Game With an Affordable Tongue Scraper (Three for Under $5 on Amazon!)

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woman sticking out tongue with a piece of metal on her tongue

You heard it right—A TONGUE SCRAPER!

It’s an ayurvedic practice that’s been around for decades, but it’s recently resurfaced in the modern wellness space and happens to be one of my favorite morning routine tools. The thought of scraping your tongue is a little cringe-worthy, but trust me when I tell you that you’ll likely become quickly addicted as I did.

First things first, order your stainless-steel tongue scraper on Amazon. The small price you’ll pay for this handy tool is well worth the benefits. If you don’t take my word for it, see what Colgate has to say about this quick and easy wellness habit!

woman with tongue out holding small tongs in a bathroom

But why should I scrape my tongue?!

Great question—and one that I asked myself like 4 times before saying “ahhhh”. Tongue scraping does so much more than just give you a pretty, pink tongue. It’s been widely known to:

Get rid of stinky breath:

Bad breath usually stems from the bacteria that sits on your tongue like a nasty residue.

Improve taste:

Once that icky coating is removed from the surface of your tongue, you’ll have a better sense of taste, making every bite of food more satisfying.

Balance keratin:

When your tongue’s coating is discolored, it’s a sign of keratin buildup that can lead to other health issues unless removed.

Improve oral health:

Scraping your tongue once a day might not keep the doctor away, but it’ll definitely help prevent things like cavities and gum disease.

When should you scrape your tongue?

Tongue scraping is best done right after a good brush in the morning. If you want to combat buildup and bad breath throughout your day, keep a scraper in your purse or a drawer at work to use after each meal.

tongue scrapers on counter

Couples that scrape together, stay together.

What better way to bond with your partner than standing side-by-side in front of the mirror with what looks like an ancient torture device?! Tongue scrapers also make great stocking stuffers when the holidays come around. Sure, you’ll likely have to explain what the gift is, but it’s the gift of better mouth health!

In all seriousness, tongue scraping is a healthy, painless practice that you’ll be telling your mom, bestie, and significant other about in no time!

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Comments 27

  1. tipaye

    Thanks—wondering how this differs from using a toothbrush, especially with toothpaste! I brush my tongue when I brush my teeth, already 🤔

    • Jenuinly

      When you have build-up on your tongue, not everyone has it, but a toothbrush won’t scrape it off. If you ever seen what an OraBrush looks like, you will know the difference.

  2. Karen

    I use orabrush. Its plastic. I get them from amazon and change every few months. Love them! Been scraping my tongue for over 20 years.

  3. Lisa

    Oh, so sorry, H2S, but I had to laugh at this one: “When should I scrape your tongue?” I ain’t scraping anybody’s tongue! 🙂 Glad to know you’re human too. Informative post. Thank you.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! You’re welcome, Lisa! 😂 Thank YOU for pointing that out! The post has been updated. 😉

  4. Suzy

    Another reason I love your site! I just ordered tongue scrapers!! 🤣👍😍

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Suzy! We truly appreciate YOU! 🥰

  5. Jess

    Be careful with metal ones, they can easily chip your teeth. They make plastic ones that work really well!

  6. autumn785

    I use a bottle cap from a disposable water bottle. Works great!

    • Jenuinely

      OMG! So funny, my dad worked with a lot of heavy boxes and the boxes would be wrapped with this hard plastic ribbon. He would cut it into about 5 inches, sanditize them, and used them to scrape his tongue after brushing. DIY! LOL

  7. onieka

    Quick tip: You can do this with floss. My Mom does it after she flosses every night.

    • Ginger

      I use floss also.

  8. sne3103

    I grew up in India, and everybody there does it.. I was so surprised when I got to know that its not the norm here!

  9. Gege1804

    I actually use this type of of tongue scraper. I have been told from an Ayurvedic standpoint that it’s the best way to scrape your tongue. It does have to be stainless steel

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks so much for the feedback! Good to know!

  10. Atm

    I bought one like this for my daughter that came in a 4 pack (2 plastic ones and 2 stainless steel) for about $4 and we love it. Now each one of us has one and use it daily, it really makes a difference.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh awesome! SO glad they have been helpful, Atm! Thanks for taking a moment to share with us!

  11. Justine

    Another healthy thing that originated in India! Yoga got so popular in the west, so maybe this will catch on, too. I have been using an inexpensive copper scraper I bought from eBay and love it! You don’t realize how much gunk is on your tongue until you use it.

  12. Raman Bains

    These are life changing! I got mine from a relative in India. Highly recommend!

  13. Jill

    You can also do this with a metal teaspoon.

  14. Anonymous

    Traditionally copper tonque cleaner are used.

    • Tiff0820

      Yes, my dentist told me to get copper ones and I got them off amazon 2yrs ago, love them!

  15. Lisa

    You sold me on this and I bought one! I do everything you’re supposed to do but still find myself with cavities. This is one thing I haven’t tried yet and since the price was right, figured I’d give it a try!

    • Kathleen

      If you are having dental issues, please get tested for the Full Celiac panel! Sometimes dental issues are the only noticeable symptom!

  16. Reena

    OMG!!! I am so surprised to learn that tongue cleaning is not a norm here. In my country it’s a part of brushing one’s teeth. Even kids do it from the time they learn to brush themselves, and even when they are helped by parents. You can find these in US in Indian grocery stores as well. They charge $1-$2.

  17. Gigi

    The one you link to is currently unavailable.

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know!

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