Tongue scrapers – or tongue cleaners – are a must have if you are serious about curing your halitosis. My favourite tongue brush is the Ora Brush (OraBrush). All you need to do is a bit of tongue cleaning after brushing and flossing your teeth and you are ready to go, confident that all that white coating and gunk at the back of your tongue is all gone!
Before you buy any products, I recommend you identify all the possible causes of your halitosis each one at a time. One of your first steps in finding a permanent halitosis cure should be making sure that you are cleaning your tongue properly with a good tongue brush. While on its own it may not solve the problem entirely, I can guarantee that it will, at the very least, help minimise your halitosis until the main cause is found (remember – it is very likely that we will be dealing with multiple causes).
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I personally have tried everything I could get my hands on to get rid of my bad breath and I can assure you that a normal toothbrush or a loop-shaped tongue scrapper will never reach as deep as the Orabrush does. The Orabrush is both a tongue brush and a scraper, and also the brush has soft and pointed bristles that are capable of reaching all those tiny crevices on your tongue. I have found that I personally need a few more strokes than the two or three that they say should be enough but, other than that, the product does do what says on the label: it really does get rid of all that white / yellow coating on your tongue that is likely producing most of your bad breath, plus it does in very little time and requires very little effort too.
I used to clean my tongue with a normal manual toothbrush before, thinking that it was more than suitable to do the job. I did not realise how wrong I was until I came across the Orabrush Tongue Brush and decided to give it a go. With a normal toothbrush, I had to use a lot of back-to-front strokes, starting from one side, then going to the middle, then going to the other side, then rinsing my mouth, rinsing the toothbrush, and starting all over again, this time in circles and so on…. That was just a never-ending task in the end, which really put me off cleaning my tongue as often as I should (normally about 3 times a day, after brushing and flossing my teeth). So I ended up not doing it other than before bedtime, which totally defied the purpose, as during the day my tongue was not clean and so my breath stank even more.
Now I have several Orabrush tongue brushes, and I always carry one in my purse with my toothbrush. It takes only a few back-to-front strokes (about 4 or 5 usually) and you are done. So the process takes seconds rather than minutes and the results speak for themselves, because you can actually see the white stuff stuck on the brush and also you can feel how your tongue is really smooth and moist after it.
I just cannot find any flaws with this tongue brush: it is cheap, easy to use and will last you between 4 and 6 months, which is a real bonus. I fully recommend you give it a try.
Note: if your halitosis does not get any better after regular and thorough use of the Orabrush tongue cleaner (or it gets better but there is still bad breath) please don’t despair. We are using a scientific approach and, step by step, we will cover all the possible causes for your halitosis. We can only tackle each one at a time!
Therefore, it would be sensible to try following all the steps recommended in my Step by Step Guide to a Halitosis Cure so that all the possible causes for the bad breath are addressed. It will feel fantastic if you can cure your halitosis by just adding a bit of tongue scraping to your daily routine, but if that is not the case, please don’t give up – there is always a light at the end of the tunnel! :-)
I hope that my review for tongue scrapers (tongue cleaners) has been useful and that you can find the best tongue brush (Ora brush or other) so that you can minimise and eventually cure your halitosis at last.