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
- 9 out of 10 people suffer from bad breath at some time or
- 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
Q Why the TongueDetoxTM 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”.