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Showing posts with label tongue scraping. Show all posts

5 Things to Do Before a First Date





Got a first date coming up? Take a deep breath and wipe those sweaty palms on your pants because here are 5 tips to help you score big points on your first date.

1) Clean Your Shoes

While it’s true that your eyes, teeth, and hair are all very important when trying to impress a potential romantic partner, a study conducted by Allen Edmonds in 2013 revealed that many people (especially women) pay attention to one thing in particular on a first date – shoes. Regardless of whether or not you can shell out hundreds of bucks for designer brand shoes, make sure your shoes are clean. And no sneakers!





2) Cut Your Nails

This tip is especially important for the ladies. Ladies, no matter what your girlfriends tell you, long-ass acrylic nails are not appropriate for a first date. Unless you’re trying to cut your date’s steak with those nails, it’s best to stick with shorter nails. Rule of thumb: if your nails prevent you from typing comfortably on your keyboard, they’re too long.





Regardless of your gender, long nails can trap a lot of dirt and harbor bacteria. If you want to woo your date, make sure to clean and clip those nails.

                          

3) Scrape Your Tongue

Nothing can be a bigger turnoff than bad breath. If your breath can knock the wig off your grandma’s head, you need to do more than just brushing, rinsing, and flossing. One way you can improve your breath (and your overall health) is to get the nasty bacteria off your tongue by using a tongue scraper. Your date will thank you. And you might even get lucky tonight.



                 

4) Go Somewhere That You’re Familiar With

Plan your first date well. Going somewhere you’re not familiar with and potentially getting lost is just not cute. You can even take the opportunity to impress your date with your knowledge of the city. Instead of going the traditional route of dinner and a movie, look up local events or fun activities both of you can enjoy.

                   



5) Go Easy on the Perfume

We get it; you want to smell good for your first date. But ODing on your perfume or cologne is just as offensive to your date’s nose as your dirty gym socks are.
Men: Use an antiperspirant well ahead of time so the ingredients have time to get to work.

Women: Just a spritz or two in strategic places like the nape of your neck is enough.



                                            

Tongue scraping could prevent heart attacks

Research is beginning to see a connection between the health of the oral cavity and the cardiovascular system.






Several species of bacteria that cause periodontitis (gum infection) have been found in the atherosclerotic plaque in arteries of the heart and elsewhere. When the plaque builds up it can lead to a heart attack. 

Harvard University also believes that the toxins released by this oral bacteria could harm blood vessels or cause blood clots. In addition, any inflammation of the mouth, which can be caused by bacteria, can increase inflammation throughout the body, including in the arteries - increasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke. 

Daily Tongue Scraping is an easy way to reduce the bacteria, lower levels of inflammation, and possibly prevent any infection from taking place.

Get the best Tongue Scraper at www.ScrapeYourTongue.com.




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





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

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.