Scraping Vs. Brushing your tongue

Many people resort to brushing their tongues with their toothbrush. This is definitely better than doing nothing at all, but it's not nearly as effective or convenient as scraping your tongue with a tongue scraper. Here's why:


1) Gag Reflex
Unlike most porn stars, I have an awful gag reflex. I hate when too much stuff is in my mouth and I don't like sticking things too far back either. With a tongue scraper you can control how deep it goes because you are bending it back into your mouth. With a toothbrush it just looks and probably feels like you're sucking a cock - which is totally fine, but not at 7am on a Monday...






2) Spreading the Bacteria
When you brush your tongue you're basically just spreading the bacteria around your tongue. Some of it is raised up and is able to wash out when you rinse your mouth, but the majority of it just stays in the tongue.






3)
Physics
Your teeth are hard so they need a soft surface like the bristles on your toothbrush to clean them. Your tongue is soft and needs something hard like a plastic tongue scraper to move it's way down the tongue and pick up any bacteria that is chilling there.






Also, don't use the thing on the back of some tooth brushes. That literally does nothing and should not be the correlation to tongue scraping that you have in your mind. You can get a free tongue scraper at www.dollarfreshsquad.com





5 Things You Need In Your Wedding Welcome Bags



People are spending a lot of money on gifts and travel in order to come celebrate your special day, so you owe them a little in return. Give the gift of an awesome and unique welcome bag when they get to their hotel room. Below we list some of the basics and unique things that every Wedding Welcome Bag should have:


1. WATER
Let's start with the essentials. Bottled water in hotel rooms are expensive AF. Your guests need to stay hydrated in order to survive the festivities.



2. SOMETHING SWEET
If your guests don't like sweets then they shouldn't be invited to the wedding. Gotta hook them up with your favorite candies in order to get them sugared up for the party.



3. TONGUE SCRAPER
Not common, but essential for their health and hygiene. After all that drinking and eating your guests need to scrape the bacteria off their tongues. Hopefully it leads to them getting a little lucky. Check out www.ScrapeYourTongue.com for more details.






4. MEDICINE
Let's be real, you're trying to make your wedding a memorable one. Nothing memorable ever happens without a little bit of pain in the morning. Hook your guests up with some Advil and maybe a first aid kit in case things get real messy.



5. DOPE TOTE
Make sure the bag you put everything in is really cool so that your guests can reuse it in the future and always remember the amazing time they had at your wedding.


5 Steps To Curing Your Hangover


1) Take an Advil - At the very least it can be a placebo and at the very best it can actually help cure the pain of your hangover. Keep one of these by your bed or in your back pocket (in case of away games).


2) Scrape your Tongue - You probably drank a mixture of different alcohol and sweet chasers that left a ton of residue on your tongue. You also undoubtable ate some late night food that has planted itself on your tongue. Gotta get rid of all that evil but scraping your tongue with a tongue scraper.


3) Drink a bottle of water - Hydration is key. You want to drink so you can pee all of those toxins out of your body. Drink a bottle of water and don't hold in that pee because you're too lazy to make it to the bathroom.


4) Take a poop - Another form of cleansing your system of the naughty things you may have put into your body. Take a seat and scroll though Instagram for a little. Take some time to think about the decisions you made last night and how you'll improve in the future.


5) Take a shower - shine your shoes, you got no time to lose. No, but seriously take a nice hot shower and you should be back to about 93% if you follow these steps in this order.





3 Ways To Avoid Thinking You Have The Black Lung this Cold-Season




It's that time of the year. You wake up and your throat feels like you just spent 8 hours screaming at the top of your lungs. You try coughing it out for a few minutes - it helps, but the pain and sourness is still there. Throughout the day you stop thinking about it, drink some tea, take some Emergen-C, but when you wake up the next morning it's still there. Welcome to 'F*ck This Sh*t Season'. 

Here are 3 keys to staying healthy and making sure you're good to get black-out during Thanksgiving.

1) Scrape Your Tongue - no surprise here. You gotta scrape that nasty bacteria off of your tongue. It comes from all the things you put in your mouth and from the toxins in your body that are rising up. Scrape that sh*t out of your system.



2) Drink Mo Water - When you drink water you pee more and you get to pee those nasty toxins out of your system. If your pee is super dark yellow then you're not doing it right. There are water fountains almost everywhere. Fill up an empty bottle of VOSS and walk around like a boss.




3) Smile More - Your body reacts to your mood. It's all about the endorphins that you produce. Endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain and also trigger a positive feeling in the body. Smile more and your body will follow suit and keep you healthy.



Things To Eat and Avoid Eating Based On Your Tongue



Your tongue is the mirror to all the organs of the body, and thus, a daily look at the tongue prior to scraping gives you a clue to your general health. We all have different shape, sizes, colors, and coatings to our tongues. Listed below are a few of the common tongues out there and how you should be treating them in regards to your diet.


Thick, Pale, Scalloped Edges

A pale tongue that is swollen with scalloped edges indicates dampness within the body.
This tongue is often associated with symptoms like loose stools, bloating, fatigue, cold, and excess worry.

What to eat: If this is what your tongue looks like, you should emphasize warming foods and herbs (such as soup, lamb, beef, leeks, nuts, fresh ginger, rosemary, and cinnamon.)
You can also incorporate moderate amounts of wild and basmati rice, corn, buckwheat, rye, and amaranth to drain dampness from your system.
What to avoid:  Foods that enhance cold in the body.
These are foods that are eaten straight from the refrigerator, greasy/fried/creamy foods, crunchy foods, cucumbers, ice-cream, bananas, cold drinks, clams, crab, grapefruit, watermelon, radishes, green tea, sour food, and raw vegetables.


Thin, Red, Pointy, Dry

This tongue presentation is often associated with what we call “deficiency heat” in Chinese medicine.
Symptoms associated with this tongue often resemble  menopause, including hot-flashes, night-sweats, insomnia, ringing in the ears, and dry skin and lips.

What to eat: To nourish yourself, incorporate berries and seeds, naturally sweet foods (like honey, yams, and squash,) congee, spelt, quinoa, rice, sour foods, parsley, and sea vegetables.
What to avoid: If this is what your tongue looks like, and you’re experiencing similar symptoms, you’re going to want to avoid salty foods, as well as overly pungent or spicy foods, fried foods, sugar, and alcohol.


Red Tongue-Body, Yellow Greasy Coating

This kind of tongue indicates heat, and is associated with symptoms such as irritability, rashes or pimples, easy sweating, thirst, and dry constipation.

What to eat: Instead of foods that add heat to the body, incorporate more fish, steamed vegetables, salads, seaweed, millet, wild rice, and fruit into your diet.
Also, it might be wise to bitter foods and herbs like dandelion, burdock root, and lettuce to drain the heat in your system.
What to avoid: If this is what your tongue looks like you should avoid spicy, rich, and greasy foods, alcohol, sugar, and limit your meat consumption.


Quivery Tongue with a Red Tip

Both a quivery tongue as well as a red-tipped tongue are symptoms associated with stress, adrenal fatigue, depression, and insomnia.

What to do: If this is what your tongue looks like you need to take extra time to take care of yourself. It would be wise to begin some sort of practice into your before-bed-routine, such as qigong, gentle yoga, or meditation. You might also find herbal teas with passionflower, chamomile, lemon-balm, or California poppy to be beneficial.



The 15 things You Didn't Know About Your Tongue




1) The longest tongue on record is 3.86 inches

2) The widest tongue was 3.1 inches at it's widest point

3) Women have shorter tongues than men. The longest female tongue was 2.76 inches

4) Thomas Blackstone holds the world record for the strongest tongue. He lifted a 24 lb 3oz. weight that was hooked through his tongue.

5) The Blue Whale has the largest tongue in the Animal Kingdom. It is the size of an elephant and weighs 5,400 lbs.



6) The 5 known tastes detected by taste buds are: Bitter, Sour, Salty, Sweet, and Umami

7) Tongue cleaning with a tongue scraper is proven to help prevent heat attacks, pneumonia, premature births, diabetes, osteoporosis, and infertility in men.

8) The saying "cat got your tongue" originated 2,500 years ago in ancient Assyria where conquered soldiers and criminals had their tongues cut out and fed to the king's cat.

9) because it comes in different shapes and can have a variable number of taste buds, the human tongue imprint is as unique as a fingerprint.




10) The hardest tongue twister in the English language is "The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick."



11) It takes 25,000 more molecules to determine the taste of something than it does to smell it.

12) Taste buds only react to chemicals that dissolve in water. This is why we get salty tastes first because salt dissolves rapidly.

13) There are more than 600 different types of bacteria in the mouth and a milliliter of saliva contains 1,000,000 of them.

14) The average person has 10,000 taste buds, with 2,000 of those under the tongue, inside the cheeks, on the roof of the mouth, and on the lips.

15) A single taste bud contains 50-100 taste cells. While one cell can have multiple types of sensors for taste, no single cell can identify both sweet and biter.

16) Contrary to popular belief, tests on identical twins have proven that the ability to roll one's tongue into a tube shape is not a genetic trait.  


And now you know. So keep that tongue cleaning by scraping daily. Sign at www.dollarfreshsquad.com and get your first tongue scraper FREE.




Larry David's take on Tongue Scraping




Larry once said that the only thing he ultimately got out of his failed marriage was that Sheryl taught him about tongue scraping:


(Season 8 Episode 2) 


Larry also said. "The other thing was, I'm obsessed with oral hygiene. I floss constantly and she was really getting quite tired of it. I would floss in front of her and she'd be like, 'Don't floss in front of me anymore.' I was like, 'Oh, OK.' And I'm like, 'Tongue scraping, would that be OK?' Then we went out for dinner, she went to the bathroom and I tried to sneak a floss in. She caught me mid-floss. And that was it."

I have learned a surprising amount about Dental hygiene from Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. Tongue scraping is awesome. 

Head to ScrapeYourTongue where you can find the best tongue scraper on the market. Add this important step to your daily hygiene efforts and you won't regret it!

How To Check For Bad Breath



93% of people don't even know they have Bad Breath. This means if you have to think about it - you probably have bad breath. Luckily there is an easy way to check if your breath is smelly:

Take a silver spoon and slide it on your tongue to the back of your mouth. Hold it there for a few seconds and then take it out and take a whiff. If it smells bad then you have been awkwardly smelling awful in front of everyone you know for a long time. 



Best way to solve this issue is to scrape the bacteria off of your tongue. Bad Breath is formed in the back of your tongue and travels out into the world through your mouth. Get to the source of the issues by getting a tongue scraper and getting that Bacteria off before it puts you into any more smelly awkward situations.




check out Dollar Fresh Squad to get the best tongue scraper delivered to your door each month for just a few bucks: www.dollarfreshsquad.com


If You Vape, Get A Tongue Scraper




Have you ever experienced "vaper's tongue"? Leo knows all about it... It's caused by some sort of film build up from the PG, VG & flavoring.

If you want your mouth to feel amazingly clean, as any former smoker would want, you need to use a tongue scraper daily (It should go without saying that flossing helps too, but the tongue scraper just brings it to another level.) Finish with a little mouthwash, and your mouth will never feel so clean.

I use this brand, because it's the best and you get to subscribe to receive a new one each month for just $1 (+$2 S+H)





Why Everyone Should Consider Tongue Scraping (Huffington Post)


Claire McCormick, a Beauty & wellness enthusiast, book nerd, proud mama, and writer for the Huffington post. Wrote this piece on Tongue Scraping on July 28, 2016...

"There’s been a flurry of articles recently about the ancient Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling. Everyone from fashion blogs to CNN have been extolling the benefits oil pulling and recommending the best oil types with which to swish. Perhaps it is our newfound collective obsession with holistic living (of which organic oils are an integral part) that had oil pulling become so on-trend. Not that I’m knocking it — I’ve tried it and found it beneficial... albeit gross.

An Alternative to Oil Pulling
There is, however, another Ayurvedic practice that has not received the same love and attention that oil pulling has, but that has proven benefits to which I can personally attest. I’m writing this to set that record straight and shed some light on... tongue scraping.

Tongue Scraping? Sounds Painful...
It’s not. It is a quick, simple and extremely inexpensive practice (all you need is a $7 tongue cleaner!) that reaps many benefits. I call tongue scraping the “unsung hero of oral health.” I have been enthusiastically tongue scraping for years now, and I don’t see how anyone could try tongue scraping once, see the gunk you remove from your tongue, and not become an enthusiast as well. I therefore urge you to go out and start scraping today.

How About a Professional Opinion?
Kim Shamoun, a veteran registered dental hygienist and fellow tongue scraping zealot, says, “I can’t live without tongue scraping. Without a doubt, it should be a part of our daily oral hygiene regimen. I stress to my patients, friends, family and strangers alike how important it really is. A tongue scraper is the one thing I would want with me on a deserted island... forget the lipstick!”

Why Else Would I Do Something that Sounds Like Medieval Torture?
We all know about, and to some extent suffer from, morning breath. (Am I the only one that performs a huge eye roll when movie lovebirds play kissy face immediately upon waking? No one is doing that IRL. Get a grip, directors.)

Well it just so happens that tongue scraping is one of the best defenses against halitosis, period! And if you scrape regularly, especially before bed, your morning breath will be drastically reduced. Why? Think about it: It’s called “oral hygiene.” So you brush your teeth, you floss your gums, but that big plush carpet that sits on the bottom of your mouth gets ignored. Doesn’t make much sense, does it? Actually, the soft, spongy, bumpy texture of the tongue is the perfect little breeding ground for bacteria! What you scrape off your tongue is this bacteria along with various other toxins (ick). This bacteria is odor-causing, so the less bacteria, the less smell.

How Else Does a Dirty Mouth Affect Overall Health?
Taste. Housing our taste buds is the tongue’s best-known role. But when your tongue is coated in gunk, your taste buds have no chance to fully enjoy that wild mushroom risotto, molten chocolate cake or any other delicious morsel. And decreased taste actually leads to decreased...

Digestion. We all know that digestion begins in the mouth; saliva is filled with enzymes that start breaking down food. And, you know, there’s that chewing thing as well. The cleaner the mouth, the better you can taste your food (i.e., the more “mouth-watering” it is) the better your digestion is!

Plaque. The more soft plaque you have on your tongue, the more hard plaque will form on your teeth. This leads to — yup — bad breath, but also tooth decay! As an aside, every time I go for my biannual teeth cleaning, my dentist compliments me on my at-home oral care. She’s actually told me “There’s really no plaque here for me to clean.” Thank you, tongue scraping!

Overall health. According to the Mayo Clinic (just one of many sources on this subject), oral bacteria and poor oral hygiene are linked to several other diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even infertility. At less than a minute a day, tongue scraping is the ultimate ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure!

You Might Be Saying...
You may read this and say (perhaps a bit smugly), “I do clean my tongue, with my toothbrush!” Well, your heart’s in the right place, but you’ve got the wrong tool in your hand. “An ordinary toothbrush is not recommended; it does not remove the micro-organisms from the tongue properly” says Shamoun. Just as the malleable surface of your multi-bristled toothbrush is optimal for cleaning the hard surface of your teeth, you need a solid surface (like a stainless steel tongue scraper) to really clean the squishy surface of your tongue. A U-shaped tongue scraper is where it’s at. I really like super-stylish Amano metal tongue cleaners; Shamoun recommends Breath Rx.

A Tongue Scraping How-to Guide
As I said, it is quick and simple, though timing does matter. Ideally, you want to tongue scrape as soon upon waking as possible, before you’ve eaten anything, drank anything or brushed your teeth. Just open wide (you don’t want to hit your teeth with the scraper), stick your tongue out and, starting from the back, glide the scraper over your entire tongue. Rinse it after each scrape. Do this at least five times, and/or until your scrapes come up clean, meaning you’ve gotten all the gunk off! You may want to do it in the bathroom mirror over the sink at first, so you can make sure you are getting to the back of your tongue. Then, once you’re familiar with the feeling of that, you can do it sans mirror.

“The most posterior portion of the tongue collects the most buildup, so you really have to make sure you reach far back. The frequency should be a regular basis, morning and evening,” advises Shamoun."

Follow Claire McCormack on Twitter: www.twitter.com/clairemcmack

You don't want Salivary Gland Stones, so scrape your tongue (VIDEO)



Strolling through my Facebook feed today I come across a Mashable Article about a disgusting video (with over 1 million views) involving Salivary Gland Stones. If you have issues with extremely disgusting things then please don't watch the video below. While scraping your tongue is great for hangover cures, having good breath on a date, or even preventing preventing soar throats, Salivary Gland Stones might be the main thing I'm happy to be preventing while I scrape. The surface of your tongue is filled with bacteria and that spreads to other places of your mouth and causes things like canker sores and potentially SALIVARY GLAND STONES! Improve the overall hygiene of your mouth by scraping your tongue regularly. Join the Dollar Fresh Squad to receive a fresh tongue scraper in the mail each month. It's less than the price of a cup of Starbucks Coffee each month in order to protect your mouth.

Now watch the video if you dare:


You smoke? Here's how you can prevent the Black Hairy Tongue condition



Sounds f*cking ridiculous right? but yes, there is a condition called the Black Hairy Tongue. Even if you only smoke 'like once in a while when I'm drunk' you can still develop this condition which causes the tongue to become yellow, green, black, or brown, and give the appearance of being hairy. Basically you'll look like this Panda:



Which is actually pretty cool, so maybe you should keep smoking and not cleaning your tongue. But if you do want to prevent such a condition then you should probably scrape that nasty bacteria that builds up on your tongue from smoking. Dollar Fresh Squad offers you the best tongue scraper on the market. When you join the squad a fresh one is sent to you each month for just $1 (+$2 S+H).

Obviously I put a picture of what a Black Hairy Tongue looks like. Scroll all the way down if you wish...
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5 things to do before a first date



I don't care who you are - we all get butterflies in our stomach before a first date. Here are the top 5 things you can do before a first date in order to get into a comfortable state of mind:

1) Pick a spot that you're familiar with: The more surprises and unexpected situations, the more stressed you will be. It's important that you pick a venue that you've been to so you can take away a few elements of surprise, because let's be real - first dates are full of surprises.



2) Take a Shower: I hope this one isn't news to anyone. Take a damn shower before you go on your date, because you never know - you might get lucky and your partner might be into some freaky shit that calls for a prior shower.



3) Scrape your tongue: Simple, but wildly forgotten. The core of bad breath stems from the tongue. All that nasty bacteria sits on your tongue and builds up into a nasty beast. Why not use a simple tongue scraper to scrape that nastiness away. You will instantly feel more confident | check out Dollar Fresh Squad for the best and most affordable tongue scraper.



4) Listen to some pump up music: Michael Phelps does it before a race, so why wouldn't you do it before a date. It's important to get your blood flowing and get into the proper mind set to win. Nothing helps in that category like some good old fashion pump up music.



5) Take a deep breath: Be sure to arrive 10 minutes early so you can scope out the scene. Then when you see your date coming take an inconspicuous deep breath and you should be ready to go.



If you follow these 5 steps there is a 83% chance you get laid... Don't ask, it's science.



Cure hangovers by simply scraping your tongue



We've all been there. Drink all night and regret all of our decisions in the morning because of the pain and lack of motivation to do anything. It's fine sometimes, but other times we actually have stuff to do and can't let that hangover sit. Let me introduce you to the Tongue scraper from Dollar Fresh Squad



All that alcohol and other bad decisions (late night food & licking strangers) builds up some awful bacteria on your tongue. This bacteria can cause bad breath, sore throats, and even sinus infections. Using a tongue scraper, like the one that Dollar Fresh Squad offers, is an easy way to scrape that nasty stuff off of your tongue and potentially cure your hangover entirely. Try it out - it's only a $1.

* Party Responsibly... or don't*