Have you ever wondered what exactly causes a bad breath (halitosis)? Even if you brush your teeth twice per day and you eat healthy food, there are always some chances that you will be suffering from a bad breath, especially in the morning. But what’s the reason for that?
The number one reason for bad breath is bacteria inside of your mouth. The bacteria isn’t only nested between the teeth and along the gum line, but it is also nested on our tongues. In fact, tongue is a heaven for bacteria, so it’s important to clean it at least once per day (usually in the evening).
There are some great electric toothbrushes that feature a tongue cleaning mode (Oral B 7000 for example), but recent studies have shown that nothing beats the effectiveness of cheap tongue scrapers (source).
A guide to the best tongue scraper
How much does it cost?
The good news is that a tongue cleaner won’t cost you a fortune. In fact, they are much cheaper than ordinary toothbrushes and you can get several of them for less than $10!
It’s pointless to write detailed reviews about each specific product in this category because they are all about the same. They do the same job, so the final decision should come down to personal preference. I suggest that you pick the one that will fit into your bathroom’s design.
How often should you replace your tongue scraper?
Well this really depends on several factors. I advise you to read the manual and follow the manufacturer’s guide, but a tongue cleaner can usually last for about 3 months before it starts declining in performance.
How to use it?
Here’s a great video that explains it all. Using a tongue scraper is not a rocket science and it’s easier than brushing your teeth with a toothbrush.
What else can you to do prevent bad breath?
Preventing bad breath is all about a perfect oral hygiene and removing bacteria from your mouth. Follow these steps and your breath will be fresh!
- Brush your teeth 2-3x per day.
- Rinse your mouth with a mouthwash after each meal.
- Floss your teeth at least once per day!
What’s your favorite tongue cleaner? How do you fight the morning breath? Let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this page!