and bad breath
A good or bad taste in the mouth says nothing about bad breath. A person may temporarily have bad breath odor, for example from eating spicy food or drinking alcohol. However, someone with halitosis always has this, no matter what he or she has eaten.
Tongue scraping and bad breath
The cause has little or nothing to do with what you eat or drink. The main cause is the presence of bacteria and food particles on the back of your tongue, called "tongue coating". The bacteria produce sulfur and that smells unpleasant. Halitosis is not a rare phenomenon, it occurs in about one in seven people. Halitosis does not go away on its own. However, in most cases it is easy to remedy.
Clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Scrape the bacteria and mucus from your tongue about five times. The further back you get on your tongue, the more you can take away. You can also scrape the side of your tongue.
Clean your tongue twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening. Research shows that cleaning the tongue with a tongue cleaner is more effective than with a toothbrush.
We will discuss with you how often you can use the tongue cleaner or the other products.
Tongue scraping is only effective in combination with extensive brushing and interdental cleaning.