Tongue Scrapers are designed to thoroughly clean the plague present all over your tongue, normal toothbrushes are only designed to clean the teeth, it’s back for cleaning the tongue is not that functional, we are misunderstood regarding oral cleanness, the mouth also include gums, tongue, teeth, cheeks, etc, their complete cleanness is actually complete oral cleanness. Stainless Steel Scrapers help us to complete this job, by removing all microbes and bacterias present over the tongue. This White layer is usually caused by different eating habits, dehydration, lactose products, dry mouths, avocado, and many dry fruits, etc. It is soft and spongy off-white material.
Metal Tongue Scrapers are easy to use and durable. They are ductile and light-weighted. They can be used again and again, multiple times, but their hygiene is really important. To maintain hygiene, it should be cleaned thoroughly after each use. Metal Tongue Scrapers are commonly made of stainless steel which itself helps kill viruses. And it is not Painful.
How to Clean Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper
Let’s discuss some of the important and efficient factors to clean a tongue cleaner.
Cleaning Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper by Water
Thorough cleaning by water is very useful in most cases, washing the metal scraper with lukewarm water can help the bacterias and microbes to be removed. The stainless steel tongue scrapers are corrosion and rust free so you can also freely wash them or dip them underwater. The amount of viruses removed is lesser than other means of washing. Better to use boiling water, it will kill all the bacterias with it.
Cleaning Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper by Ultraviolet Sterilamp
Ultraviolet Sterilizer Lamp or UV Lamp is used for many purposes including killing bacterias as well. It is well known for killing bacterias from the air and water. It is also called Ultraviolet sanitizers as well because they can help kill viruses over hands and body. It should be noted that if you want to clean a tongue scraper, use UVC(Ultraviolet C-Radiation) lamp once a month for just 15 mins. Warning! That direct exposure or UVC may lead to eye pain or any other harmful eye injury.
Cleaning Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper by Salt and Vinegar Method
A commonly known method of cleaning different things for the past decades is to use Salt or Baking Soda with Vinegar. It can help to remove rust from metallic surfaces, it can kill different viruses, and make the surface shiny. This method is commonly used on metallic surfaces. Metal Tongue scrapers are usually made of Stainless steel and different alloys of copper, etc. Wash the tongue scraper with the mixture of one part of salt and 3 parts of vinegar in a pan, bring it to boiling hot. Clean it when it is hot, and let it cool. Clean it with a dry piece of cloth. And now it is shiny again. Recommended to use it again by water.
Cleaning Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper by Dish Soaps and Antiseptics
Dish Soap is usually used for cleaning dishes and pots, it can help in cleaning the metal tongue scraper as well. Apply a few drops of Dish Liquid and rub the tongue cleaner thoroughly with the help of microfibre cloth. It will help to remove all kinds of debris, making it odor-free and clean. On the other hand, it will help fight germs with a pleasant smell. You can use lemons for better cleaning, lemon oil is also recommended.
Cleaning Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper by Mineral Oils
Mineral oil shows a great property of cleaning different substances, they can help shining stainless steels and alloys. They are also used as a polish constituent in many applications. Apply a few drops of oil all over the scraper, rub it all by hand, old cloth, or a microfibre cloth. Now it is time to clean all the debris stuck to the oil. Clean the oil with the help of another cloth. Now it is shining like a new one. One can use baby oil as well. One of its other qualities is that it leaves a beautiful scent behind. It is safe to use.
Cleaning Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper by Listerine
Listerine is commonly used for oral cleaning, it is good in taste and smell. With these qualities, it can also help to fight bacteria. Tongue scraper aside, it can itself clean the mouth and kill viruses. To clean the tongue scraper it is recommended to be dipped in a cup of Listerine. It can protect the tongue scraper from corrosion and other bacterias, while it may also help to provide us with a pleasant smell.
There are many other means by which we can clean the tongue scraper, only the most important and efficient ones are discussed above.