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Tongue cleaners

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Merlin5, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Merlin5


    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 14,135

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    There only seems to be two players here, the Orabrush and Dr.Tung's tongue cleaner. Dr.Tung uses curved stainless steel so could last years. But it scrapes the surface whereas the Orabrush is a brush and scraper in one and would get into crevices to remove deeper bacteria. Which to buy?
  2. Redz


    Joined: Jul 12, 2008

    Posts: 2,807

    Location: North West

    Angle grinders work too.
  3. Mr Badger


    Joined: Dec 27, 2009

    Posts: 6,092

    Where are you putting your tongue to get it so dirty?
  4. Merlin5


    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 14,135

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    Up a badger's **** as it happens :)
  5. FoxEye


    Joined: Feb 17, 2006

    Posts: 19,918

    Location: Cornwall

    Wouldn't a toothbrush do the trick?
  6. pokerking

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 13, 2011

    Posts: 1,381

    Location: Leeds

    My Oral B Triumph 5000 has a tounge scraper and its fantastic. Cleans much better than using a toothbrush. I drink a lot of Coffee and no toothbrush can get the brown coating off no matter how hard you brush so they do work.
  7. Wizzfizz


    Joined: Oct 13, 2003

    Posts: 10,067

    Location: Left of the middle


    Take better care of your oral hygiene and not let it get to a situation were you have to ask a bunch of internet forum randomers.
  8. One


    Joined: Aug 24, 2011

    Posts: 6,162

    Location: ABQ, NM

    I use whisky for a deep cleanse. At 50% alcohol I guarantee it kills more bacteria than your safe-for-children ****e.
  9. Darkwave


    Joined: Oct 25, 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Yes. I actually asked my dentist after seeing tongue cleaners on TV, he said they're an absolutely redundant waste of money (but warned me not to be too zealous with my toothbrush as it could go the other way).
  10. Mr Badger


    Joined: Dec 27, 2009

    Posts: 6,092

    Is that how people end up at A&E needing a toothbrush to be extracted from their ****?
  11. Merlin5


    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 14,135

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    Lol, I go to the dentist every 6 months for a check up plus £50 for half an hour with the hygienist. I use Tepe brushes every day before brushing. The point is that everyone needs to scrub their tongues as well (the very back of the tongue in particular) to get rid of bacteria build up.
  12. Efour


    Joined: Sep 8, 2005

    Posts: 24,243

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    Stop sucking strange members and you will be ok
  13. Maccapacca


    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,204

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    I'm going to say a big resounding nope to that, you've fallen for the hygienists speel and happily handing over a couple of hundred pounds a year for nothing.

    Brush your teeth properly and use the brush on your tongue.

    There is a reason we have bacteria in us and unless you have a particular problem it's very natural.
  14. Fenris


    Joined: Feb 3, 2009

    Posts: 8,693

    Location: Brighton, UK.

    No they don't.
  15. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 9, 2007

    Posts: 163,586

    Location: Londinium

  16. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,983

    Location: Falling...


    No thanks.
  17. pitchfork


    Joined: Jan 21, 2007

    Posts: 8,715

    I'm sorry, I looked down and same I wasn't a dame.

    Tongue scraper? Do me a favour.
  18. Feek


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 26,289

    Location: In the radio shack

    lol, you need to go to a dentist who doesn't overcharge and if it's your dentist who's told you that 'everyone needs to scrub their tongue' then you also need to find one who doesn't spout utter rubbish.
  19. BunnyKillBot


    Joined: Jun 20, 2010

    Posts: 3,252

    My particular favourite is those whitening toothpastes which say on them 'for best results, brush 3, 4, maybe 5 times a day!'

    Its just a way to sell three, four, five times more toothpaste:p
  20. Zefan


    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

    Posts: 29,067

    Location: Tosche Station

    While I may well venture in to that area while brushing my teeth, it is by no means necessary. Focusing this much on it is pretty weird :p

    :edit Bunnykillbot... No it isn't!