December 22, 2015
Let’s face it: Bad breath stinks. Between a toothbrush, mouthwash, and dental floss, you’ve got almost everything you need to combat it. The one secret weapon you’re missing? A tongue scraper.
Bacteria, a culprit of both halitosis and tooth decay, isn’t just hiding below your gums—it can build up in every nook and cranny of the mouth, including the tongue. In fact, experts say that tongue bacteria accounts for 80 to 90 percent of all cases of stinky breath. Yuck!
Tongue scraping gently and effectively removes bacteria, along with food debris, fungi, and dead cells. Do it twice a day, before brushing. Here’s how:
Photo credit: Alicia Cho
Download the app for easy shopping on the go
By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive marketing text messages from Thrive Market. Consent not a condition to purchase. Msg & data rates apply. Msg frequency varies. Reply HELP for help and STOP to cancel.