The TUNG Brush™
Specifically designed by a dentist for the anatomy of the tongue, the short, firm bristles effectively and comfortably work through the sticky tongue plaque that forms over the irregular surface of the tongue penetrating the crevices and removing bacteria. The low profile and large head design allows for quick and efficient cleansing on the back portion of the tongue without gagging.
It’s Quick and Easy!
Begin by running your TUNG Brush under warm water. After placing a bean-sized amount of TUNG Gel on the bristles, extend your tongue and lightly brush the tongue from the back toward the front for approximately 10 seconds.
Tip: After you brush and spit, extend your tongue again, take a deep breath and brush the back portion of the tongue quickly and spit again.
It is entirely up to you to determine how much pressure should be placed on the tongue. Go very light at first until your tongue gets used to it. Finally, watch what you spit out…it will be discolored. You won’t believe what you were packing around on your tongue.
Why Not Just Use Your Toothbrush?
Toothbrushes are designed specifically for the teeth and gums and are ineffective for removing bacteria from the tongue.
The long, soft bristles of a toothbrush over-flex and lie flat as they move across the tongue surface, rendering the effort ineffective as the plaque is pushed around rather than removed.
In addition, the narrow, high profile design quickly triggers the gag reflex as it approaches the back of the tongue. The TUNG Brush allows you to comfortably and effectively reach the back of the tongue where the majority of the odor-causing bacteria are located.
To top it off, it is a bad practice to brush your teeth with the same brush that was exposed to the high levels of bacteria on your tongue, because it has the potential to introduce those bacteria to your gums and bloodstream!
Why Use TUNG?
Using a tongue brush is more important than you think.
Clinical research proves that 90% of bad breath comes from gases produced by bacteria on the surface of the tongue! These are the same bacteria and gasses that can lead to gum disease.
The majority of this bacteria, and the debris it feeds upon, was found to be located primarily on the back of the tongue. The TUNG Brush™, the original tongue brush, is designed to allow you to comfortably reach far back on the tongue without gagging.
Treating bad breath by brushing your tongue is healthy for your whole body.
Your tongue’s irregular surface has numerous crevices where bacteria can hide. On top of those crevices, a mucous-like, sticky tongue plaque forms (that white film on the tongue we’re all familiar with). The TUNG Brush bristles are uniquely designed to break through this plaque and get inside those crevices, outperforming your toothbrush, whose bristles are too soft to get the job done, and tongue scrapers.
Tongue scrapers simply slide over the rough surface of your tongue, pushing that nasty film deeper into the crevices. In fact, tongue scrapers can actually damage your tongue.
Our TUNG Gel™ completes the tongue cleaning system. TUNG Gel is formulated with Zinc Oxide to neutralize all that gas emitted by the bacteria. It’s actually these gases that you smell when someone has halitosis, or bad breath. Because it’s healthy for your mouth to have a certain amount of bacteria, we do not use an anti-bacterial agent in the our gel.
For Best Results:
Brush your tongue when you brush your teeth.
Use with TUNG Gel. Sold separately
Replace your brush every three months when you replace your toothbrush.