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Does sucking on your tongue prevent bad breath?

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No. Bad breath is caused by germs and bacteria. Good oral hygiene, mints and gum prevent bad breath.

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Tongue cleaners help to rid the tongue of bacteria that could cause numerous health problems. In addition, tongue cleaners can also help prevent bad breath.


Are tongue scrapers really beneficial for getting rid of bacteria on the tongue?

It really depends on what you consider beneficial. It is not absolutely necessary that your use a tongue scraper but in order to prevent bad breath it is essential.


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Your breath smells bad because the dirt that you build up on your tongue makes that bad smell so brush your tongue everyday or you will have bad breath.


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Does bad breath affect your teeth?

No, it affects your tongue and you can get a bad disease if you don't take care of your tongue.


Can you get bad breath from your boyfriend?

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Is bad breath contagious?

While it may be that some "families" are more prone to have bad breath there is no scientific evidence that bad breath is genetic. According to the School of Dental Medicine in New York, 80 - 90 % of bad breath is caused by bacteria (Solobacterium morrei) that lives on the top of the tongue and produces compounds that contain sulfur. These researchers reported to cure chronic bad breath by having the people brush their teeth and clean their tongue twice a day. Mints, gum, and mouthwash are frequently used to control bad breath, however, these products only cover up bad breath for a very short time. Using these products is like trying to cure body odor with perffume. In order to control bad breath the cause of bad breath must be removed, thus, cleaning of the tongue is essential in order to eliminate bad breath. The type of tongue cleaner is very important. A tongue scraper does not clean the tongue. A toothbrush is designed to clean the teeth, not the tongue. The best tongue cleaner has a brush and a scraper so the bacteria that live in the deep indentations of the tongue will be removed. To learn more about the cause and cure of bad breath log on to: http://www.orabrush.com


How do you deal with bad breath?

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Should you brush your tongue?

Yes! It helps get rid of bad breath


Does your breath smell bad?

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What is the best way to fight bad breath?

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How do you prevent bad breath in babies?

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Do you get bad breath from dairy products?

Any food or drink can briefly cause bad breath if it is allowed to linger in the mouth. Brush your mouth and your tongue to get your good breath back.


What is a treatment for bad breath?

Bad breath originates in the mouth. There are several things that may be done to prevent or eliminate bad breath. See a dentist twice each year to be sure the teeth and gums are in good condition. Floss the teeth daily. Scrape or brush the tongue and brush the teeth thoroughly with a soft tooth brush after each meal. A tongue scraper can be purchased most places where tooth paste and tooth brushes are sold.


If your boyfriend has really bad breath should you tell him or leave it alone?

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