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Tongue Scraper

Bellissima! TePe Tongue Detox

This new Tongue Detox Device from Tepe ($9.18) is all the rage in Europe and l've finally been able to find an online retailer that will ship it to America. When I first read about it, it reminded me a lot of the Breath Rx anti-bacterial tongue spray and tongue scraper, and as I researched it more and more, I came upon a dozen or so tongue devices created to kill bacteria and scrape away the white scummy film that causes bacteria build-up and bad breath.

Who knew this was such a diverse market? Apparently, tongue cleaning devices have been around for centuries. They help control plaque, bad breath and unwanted bacteria that can cause tooth decay and mouth and throat infections.

Tongue Detox stands apart from the crowd for several reasons. Not only is it double-sided, dishwasher safe and coated with mint to help with fresh breath, but it also comes in four bright colors, it is made from recyclable plastic, and has a slim design to help avoid the dreaded gag reflex.

Sounds to me like they've thought of everything. Are you even aware of the smell of your breath? To find out if Tongue Detox is something you should consider, lick the back of your hand, wait a few seconds and then smell your hand. If you sense any kind of an unpleasant odor, chances are you have bad breath.

verily verily 9 years
I just use my toothbrush...
tglynn tglynn 9 years
haha! I've always done the lick the back of your hand trick! :P
gigill gigill 9 years
Haha, I like the check your breath tip.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
hmmm definitely worth checking into btw, just out of curiosity, I licked the back of my hand and took a wiff... just smell L'Occitane. YAY
n_i_k n_i_k 9 years
I gotta get one of these!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Haha these are really cute - I shall have to swing by Boots tomorrow and check them out!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I have a bad gag reflex. I think I'll stick with my toothbrush and mouthwash instead. They are actually cute though.
tati33 tati33 9 years
i agree with marcella this looks interesting bella. something to look into
davisdavis davisdavis 9 years
I just use an old, silver soup spoon as a tongue scraper. The silver is anti-bacterial, and , you know, luxe. ;)
marcella marcella 9 years
everyone should have one of these! i don't have this brand (i just pick mine up at the drugstore). it totally makes you feel so much cleaner (you'd be surprised what your toothbrush isn't cleaning on your tongue). i am admittedly obsessive about mouth cleanliness, but anyone will see the difference by using a tongue scraper.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Not sure this is something I'd invest in, my toothbrush does a fine job.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
PartyBarbie PartyBarbie 9 years
I'm a bit germ-a-phobe.. I have one but this one is cuter!! Might have to look into this one :)
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