This is an interesting bit of kit. First, you need to own a philips sonicare toothbrush. After brushing your teeth swap over the heads. Squirt the liquid three times on your tongue, trying not to let it dribble out of your mouth. Switch on your brush and gently go over your tongue, front to back. Take care not to go too far back and making yourself gag. Stop after the first toothbrush buzz. Now it says to do this whole thing three times in total. My tongue still feels very clean. I may work my way up to two, who knows. This is supposed to be for fresh breath and certainly your mouth feels fresher so i guess it works.
This is an odd one – i can’t knock the quality of the brush or spray that comes with it, both of which are easy to use and seem to do the trick, but at the same time it seems like an unnecessary purchase. I already brush my tongue with my existing philips toothbrush (which btw you’ll need before buying this extra accessory) and most people are probably the same. Maybe i’m atypical in taking dental hygiene pretty seriously already, so not feeling like i particularly need an extra tongue brush on top of my usual routine, but there are plenty of people that would benefit from this, and i’m sure it will help with confidence for people with medical conditions that cause bad breath as a side effect. If you want that extra reassurance, this is a great product, but it’s not essential.
Yes, great, a tongue cleaner that fits on phillips sonic care toothbrush bases. I changed over from oral b to sonicare last year and think the brushes are better, but miss the accessories you could get for the oral b such as a togue cleaner and interdental brush so it’s really good that sonicare have now got this tongue cleaner. It comes with a mouth spray that you8 spray on your tongue before cleaning – perhaps it helps the bacteria to break dwon before cleaning. The tongue cleaner is kind of like a knobbly rubber lozenge that you use to brush the tongue whereas oral b uses a vibrating tongue scraper device. At first it was strange using the cleaner as it really tickled my tongue and so i kept having to stop. However, i got more acclimitised and now i really like it – it certainly beats using a manual toothbrush to clean my tongue which is what i have been doing. However, sometimes i am too rough and my tongue bleeds. This sonicare attachment is both more efficient than the manual brush and also more gentle – no more bleeding tastebuds. Great to see phillips bringing out add ons for the range.
This system is working well for me, it fits perfectly on my sonically electric base and i just switch the brush head to this each day. Having dry mouth as a side effect of most of my medications i am somewhat paranoid about the possibility of bad breath so i was eager to try the spray that’s included in this set. I found it to be useful, refreshing and seems to have more of a difference on your tongue than mouthwash (in my experiance so far).
- A fabulous product that is so very useful came with great speed and efficiency
- Gentle and effective – maybe too gentle, depending on your tongue!
- An Easy Addition To Oral Hygiene.
Philips TongueCare Tongue Cleaner & Spray
- Kills and cleans away 99% of bad breath bacteria
- All day fresh breath
- 240 Micro bristles for a gentle, deep clean
- 31,000 vibrations per minute help break up debris and clean it all away quickly
- From toothbrush to tongue cleaner in just one click
This is a product that i think will take some getting used to. Putting a vibrating cleaning pad on your tongue is something that i found somewhat disconcerting. It is a sensation that you are not quite ready for – or at least that is my experience. The breath freshening/anti bacterial spray is not unpleasant. And the combination of the spray and cleaning pad certainly does work. However would i swap this rather than just sticking with mouthwash?there is a level of faffing involved with swapping your brush head for a pad head – and that might just be enough for it not to be in regular use. Perhaps it will end up being something for special occasions – like a date.
I was very intrigued to try this but ive come to the conclusion thats its taking things just a step too far. You get a small bottle and a paddle brush attached to a head that fits on your sonicare. I have a diamond clean and it fitted that. So you spray your mouth, brush for 20 seconds, spray again 20 seconds, spray again 20 seconds. I think this is serious overkill. I dont smoke or drink, my tongue is pink and healthy, so i wont be needing this unless i have lots of garlic or a strong curry. I think if you are a smoker this would come in very handy but may just be a tad overboard for everyone else.
At first i was disappointed. I don’t know what the retail price will be but i wouldn’t expect it to be high as the bottle is extremely small and the cleaner attachment is a little piece of plastic with small rubber bumps that looks like it cost about 50p. It does seem to work though don’t expect miracles and you will probably have to do it more often than weekly as suggested. Unfortunately the tongue needs cleaning a long way back so you will have to go as far as you can without gagging and be prepared to get it wrong occasionally.