“ Brand: Boots / Type: Oral Care / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
This is one of those items that you think is weird the first time you use it but afterwards you become slightly addicted and can't then do without it. When someone first suggested it to me I didn't think there was a need for it or a want for it, who wants to scrape their tongue, eww, weird, but now I am a convert and tell everyone about it.
I am quite good when it comes to my oral health, floss, electric toothbrush, mouthwash etc so this was an extension of an already good routine. Apparently our tongues pick up a lot of bacteria which causes bad breath and is also quite unsightly so this tongue cleaner is a good way of getting rid of germs and making your mouth smell nice and fresh. Just think of those nights when you have had a few too many drinks and a curry/kebab (insert your drunken food of choice here) and the next morning you wake up with a really fuzzy mouth, well this is the best time to use this tongue cleaner.
It's a very simple little tool. It kind of looks like a toothbrush but at the head it looks like a small tennis racket. The head is quite small so I have never had any gagging problems although I find that I can only scrub for a second or two and then I need to stop and start again so it doesn't feel funny to leave your tongue hanging out for quite a while. You can really see that this cleaner pulls away lots of stuff from your tongue and afterwards mine always looks nice and pink. I have found that this is nice and really does give my whole mouth a nicer cleaner feel so I will be using this for a long time to come.
You can purchase the tongue cleaner from Boots and it costs £3.05
TERRIBLE ITEM, AS THERE IS NO NEED FOR THE RUBBER BART ON IT. IT DOESNT CLEAN AT ALL BECAUSE OF THE RUBBER EXTENTION ! PLEASE , DO NOT OVER DO THINGS...GO SIMPLE AS IT HAS TO BE ! NO NEED FOR THE RUBBER !
Although you might brush your teeth twice a day or more and you might also floss and mouth-wash, this doesn't get rid of all the bacteria in your mouth. Bad breath is often caused by the bacteria which that live in the deep ridges of your tongue. The bacteria in your tongue have a hard time trying to find oxygen which makes them smell and causes bad breath. Using a tongue cleaner regularly can help to get rid of a good portion of the bacteria that lives on your tongue, which is the cause of bad breath. During sleep the tongue accumulates a film of bacteria and the texture of the tongue houses this bacteria. A tongue cleaner can reach the back of your tongue to remove the bacteria and help to aid bad breath.
***THE TONGUE CLEANER***
The tongue cleaner comes in plastic packaging which is then stuck to some green card. The packaging is actually very simple and on the back of the packaging in some information on how to use the product and also warning advice as well. Yes this tongue cleaner does come with warning advice, which is, reduce use if irritation occurs and not suitable for use by children under 10yrs.
The tongue cleaner itself is about the length of a toothbrush but has a big loop on the end of it. It's made of plastic and is light to hold. The tongue cleaner is white with a softer green coating on it which makes it soft to the touch. On the main end of the tongue cleaner which is the loop end around the loop the green softer coating has lots of ridges in it which I presume helps to pick up the bacteria from the tongue.
This tongue cleaner has a small head which minimises the chance of gagging as some people may experience this with other/larger tongue cleaners.
There are lots of different tongue cleaners available to buy but this is boots own brand and it cost me £2.99. How-ever this is on offer on 3 for 2 when you buy other dental products. This offer is only on for a limited period.
***USING THE TONGUE CLEANER***
Use the tongue cleaner before brushing your teeth and hold the tongue cleaner in one hand. Hold your tongue out and put the tongue cleaner at the back of your extended tongue and gently press and draw the tongue cleaner from the back of the tongue to the tip. Rinse mouth and repeat the process up to 4 times until the tongue looks pink and healthy. Remember to replace the tongue cleaner every 4-6 weeks.
The tongue cleaner was light to hold in my hand and it was very easy to use. Obviously don't poke the tongue cleaner too far back as you are likely to make yourself gag a little. I don't feel anything when using the tongue cleaner; it doesn't feel like much on my tongue. It's smooth and soft and just feels like plastic, I can't think of any other way to describe it. I rinsed the tongue cleaner under the tap after each stroke. After using the tongue cleaner and then brushing my teeth, it did feel a lot cleaner than it had done before when I never used a tongue cleaner.
After researching many different tongue cleaners and benefits of suing them I don't think I would go without one again. To know that I am removing lots of bacteria form my tongue when using this makes me feel as though my dental health is a lot better than it was before. I have never suffered from bad breath anyway, and I'm pretty sure if I keep using this and keep brushing my teeth regularly as well as visiting the dentist every 6 months bad breath will always be something I can stay away from. If you don't have a tongue cleaner already I would highly recommend you to get one as part of your oral hygiene.
(review also on ciao)