Product Type: Orabrush Oral Care
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Orabrush Tongue Cleaner Fresh Breath Brush
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Orabrush Tongue Cleaner Fresh Breath Brush
Advantages: fresh clean feeling, gets rid of bacteria, lightweight, doesn't take much effort, relatively cheap
Disadvantages: Can be tricky to clean all areas, takes a little practice
Now, with the highly Americanised, over enthusiastic tone of the Ad, I did enter this with more than just a hint of scepticism. "You're tongue is essentially a giant sponge, holding 90% of the bacteria in your mouth!", followed by "Normal tongue cleaners simply scrape over the tongue and don't actually clean it", along with a somewhat disgusting breath test you can try using the back of a spoon, scraping your tongue with it and smelling it to check your breath (needless to say I didn't want to try this). However, given the video was so popular, and the brush has had such widespread rave reviews, I thought it wouldn't hurt to try. Afterall, dental hygiene is quite important!
What exactly is an Ora Brush?
With the bottom half looking like a regular, manual toothbrush, and the top half resembling a hammerhead shark (it could just be my imagination), if you came across one of these in your bathroom, it may leave you feeling perplexed.
The idea of Ora brush is that after brushing/flossing, you use it to clean the tongue, which is supposed to relieve your mouth of bacteria and possible bad breath which is said to be attributed to the debris on your tongue. The bristles are designed to work into the grooves of your tongue, whilst the scraper then collects it all and the results are plain to see on the brush.
The brush contains plastic bristles that are very soft to the touch, and pressing them into your hand just proves this as they leave no indentation, therefore are also gentle on the tongue. Behind the bristles, is the scraper part which is a lot firmer, and acts as the barrier to keep all the debris on the brush, and also make sure it is all caught, to give a good clean.
Is it effective?
Now this may not be the most exciting gadget one can own, however I was quite intrigued to try it once it had arrived. Following the advice that your tongue must be wet first (either with a swill of water before hand, or just after mouthwash), I gave it a try.
I found that it was a little difficult to thoroughly clean the tongue, as the bristles aren't really tough enough to collect everything off, and you do need to use the scraper part to really clean all areas. It can also be a little difficult - given if you try and clean the back part of your tongue. However in the areas which you can reach, the Ora brush really does give your tongue a thorough good clean.
Some users on the Ora Brush website also claimed that using the Ora Brush enhanced their sense of taste. This is not something I personally experienced, however without a doubt my mouth feels very, very clean after using it. It also makes my tongue look very clean and fresh in appearance.
The real proof as they say "is in the pudding". After using the Ora brush as stated, I noticed (as promised on the adverts) that it did remove an awful lot of horrible stuff from my tongue. Somewhat disgusting maybe, but not half as disgusting as if it had been left on my tongue if I hadn't of used my Ora brush! Even though I use a myriad of dental products, it really does prove that the tongue certainly holds a lot of bacteria which even toothpaste, flossing and mouthwash cannot remove on it's own.
Is it a worthy purchase?
Well in my opinion, anything which contributes towards good dental hygiene and comes at an affordable price certainly gets my vote. Although it will never be as important as a toothbrush, I believe that anything which can eradicate bacteria from the mouth is a worthy purchase. Granted, the design could perhaps be improved so that the brush gives a more effective clean, or even has a wider surface area to make it easier for the user. However, as it stands I think the Ora Brush is a fantastic device and certainly improves the appearance of the tongue if nothing else.
As it is of a similar shape and weight to a manual toothbrush, it is also ideal for travelling with. This means you can take it on holiday, or wherever you are going whereby you want to have really fresh breath and a healthy feeling mouth.
It may not be terribly exciting, or something you would want to share with your neighbours.... but hey, it's something which will get rid of bacteria, and help keep your breath fresh. All good things!
Where can I get it?
I bought my Ora-Brush from Amazon, and they generally retail at between £4-£5. Mine cost £1.23 with the leftovers of my Dooyoo voucher I won at Christmas (absolute bargain!). There are also a few other pharmacy websites which sell it.
I have had a look for it in stores, and noticed my local boots do sell Ora Brushes in the dental section, but are stocked on the bottom shelf, hardly noticeable so it's definitely worth having a good scour for one if you don't wish to purchase it online.
You can buy it in either red or blue, and it comes in clear packaging, similar to when you buy a manual toothbrush.
I am glad I came across the Ora Brush, as for me it's another step towards a great, clean feeling mouth. It's not something which requires a great deal of effort, and takes less time to do than brushing itself, however after seeing it's effects I now consider it an important part of my dental routine. It can be a little tricky to clean every part of the tongue, and the bristles themselves aren't fantastically effective - but overall, the brush does work and therefore I feel it's value for money. The recommendation is to use the Ora brush morning and night, however I have found 2-3 times a week is adequate, given I do use so many products as it is!
The Ora brush is something which will surprise you, no matter how clean you keep your teeth, and how clean you think your mouth is. It is a product which will genuinely make a difference to the appearance and feel of your mouth, and won't break the bank in doing so. Incase you haven't already guessed, I'm a convert!
Summary: Well worth the money
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