TONGUE CLEANSING

Q Why tongue cleansing?

A Tongue cleansing is a quick and efficient way to help achieve and sustain a healthy, fresh mouth. Recent scientific evidence supports the need to practise regular tongue cleansing to help reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth.

 

Q What are the facts about the tongue?

A The back of the tongue is the main focal point for the majority of micro-organisms in the mouth, which are a major source of bad breath, plaque-forming bacteria and those associated with gingivitis and tooth decay. It is therefore important to reduce these micro-organisms in all areas of the mouth, especially the tongue. A tongue cleanser is the ideal tool to use in conjunction with a toothbrush and floss/interdental brushes to help achieve optimum oral cleanliness.

  • 9 out of 10 people suffer from bad breath at some time or another.
  • 90% of bad breath comes from what is happening in the mouth.
  • 80% of bad breath emanates from the back of the tongue.
  • The use of a specialist tongue cleanser is much more effective in reducing odour-causing bacteria than brushing the tongue with a toothbrush.
 

Q Why the TongueDetox™ cleanser?

A The TongueDetox™ has been specially designed to maximise the effectiveness of tongue cleansing. It is made of lightweight, supple plastic with an ergonomically designed double handle and is impregnated with a pleasant mint aroma. It is safe and easy to use, minimising the gag reflex. The TongueDetox™ effectively removes dead cells, food debris and the plaque bacteria that are the most common cause of bad breath.

 

Q What if I am a smoker?

A Tongue cleansing will easily and effectively remove the extra thick brown coating which forms quite heavily on the tongue’s surface which in turn will reduce “smoker’s breath”.

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