Wednesday 15 April 2015

5 Reasons to scrape your tongue everyday!!

5 Reasons to Scrape Your Tongue Every Day

#1 Improves the breath: 

Removing the bacteria, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the tongue significantly reduces the odor from the mouth.  You may have been told to use your toothbrush for this purpose, but brushing the tongue does NOT efficiently remove all of the film that develops on the tongue.  You will be blown away the first time you  do this by the amount of gunk that comes off of the tongue.

#2 Improves your ability to taste:

Removing build-up from the surface of your tongue will better expose your taste buds.  This will lead to better enjoyment of the flavors of your food.  Ayurveda teaches that the better we enjoy and savor our food, the better our bodies digest and assimilate, leading to better over all health.  Also, Ayurveda teaches that blocked taste buds and tongue receptors interferes with our body’s ability to communicate with our brain about what types of foods we need to maintain our health, leading to false cravings.

#3 Avoid toxins being reabsorbed into your body:

As you sleep, your body is detoxifying.  Much of the film on your tongue is toxins excreted from your body.  You don’t want to re-ingest that do you?  NO!  Scraping your tongue first thing in the morning will remove this sludge from your tongue and from your body, improving your over all health and improving your immune system.

#4 Improves dental health:

By removing bacteria and toxins, you are also contributing to better dental health as well, leading to healthier teeth and gums.  The bacteria that you remove from your tongue are responsible for things like periodontal problems, plaque build-up, tooth decay, gum infections, gum recession, and even loss of teeth.

#5  Get to know your tongue:

Did you know your tongue is a mirror reflection of your internal organs?  Just like with hand or foot mapping, the tongue is mapped out to reflect various parts of your internal body.  You can learn so much about what is going on in particular areas just by looking at your tongue every morning.  Also, by scraping your tongue, you are actually stimulating and massaging those corresponding internal organs, just like in acupressure or acupuncture.  Pretty cool, huh?
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Tuesday 7 April 2015

Hard To Ignore But Easy   To Treat

   Ever wonder why every time you have a spoonful of icecream you inevitably end up touching your face.
   Every time you sip on your fruit juice you sense a twinge in your mouth!! Here is the answer:
                                  “  your teeth are sensitive “

 Almost half the population experience sensitivity and it usually occurs due to wearing away of the enamel which is the outermost protective layer of the teeth.
Due to wear of the enamel there is exposure of the softer layer of teeth which is the dentin, which has tiny tubes that contain nerve endings which are filled with fluid.
Eating /drinking any foodstuffs that are hot or cold or any sweetened item cause this fluid to move, resulting in discomfort to the nerves causing: sensitivity.
It usually occurs due to receding of the gum line, caused by overzealous brushing or using an abrasive tooth paste
Those who have a habit of grinding teeth during stress or during sleep are at a high risk of developing Sensitivity as grinding too wears the enamel exposing the dentin

 Fruit juices and cold drinks are high in acidic content, eat away the enamel causing sensitivity.

                                    How To Reduce sensitivity

Avoid overzealous brushing, use soft bristled toothbrush
Brush regularly with a desensitizing toothpaste
Application of fluoride to sensitive areas of  teeth

Reduce the intake of acidic juices and fruits and when consuming
 Use a straw along with it so there is minimum contact with the teeth
 For those who have a habit of grinding teeth nightguard should be used
Surgical gumgraft If root of the teeth has lost gum tissue 

   Regular check ups at iDENT, will keep your teeth healthy and smiling.
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