Proper Tongue Cleaning Might Save Your Life

Do You Ever Clean Your Tongue?

If not, you have probably noticed a white or yellow coating on your tongue’s surface. That’s Biofilm, and it’s home to billions of disease causing bacteria.

What is Biofilm?

This mucus-coating is a combination of food debris, dead skin cells, and free-floating plaque. You’ll notice that it’s thickest on the back of the tongue where small bumps, called papillae, easily trap the stray debris. And while this all sounds pretty gross, what lies beneath is far worse.

Millions upon-millions of disease-causing, plaque forming, bad breath generating bacteria make their homes underneath the biofilm layer. They’re called anaerobic bacteria (think, opposite of aerobic), and they thrive in this kind of oxygen-free environments.

The debris and bacteria in biofilm are responsible for a variety of oral and dental problems:

  1. Biofilm and it’s bacteria are responsible for 99% of bad breath! First, the bacteria and debris, in and under the biofilm putrefy. Then, they start producing foul-smelling sulphur-gases, called VSCs, responsible for bad breath, and serious halitosis. 50% of people who do not practice tongue cleaning have detectable degree of VSCs and bad breath.
  2. Biofilm allows plaque and tartar to build-up rapidly. According to the National Institute of Health, left unchecked plaque can cause tartar to build-up around the teeth and gums. This causes cavities to form, and leads to tooth-decay, or complete tooth-loss. Dental decay, puts you at serious risk for gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. And people with gum disease are far more susceptible to systemic diseases, which affect the body’s total health and overall well-being.
  3. Tongue cleaning might save your life! Recent studies have recently concluded that those with oral diseases like gingivitis, halitosis, periodontitis, and tooth-loss are far more likely to experience systemic disease in their lifetime. In a new report filed by the Center for Disease Control, scientists warn those with poor oral hygiene, can expect to be at a higher risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, as well as other systemic conditions.

Tongue Cleaning: Remove Biofilm at the Source!

Proper Tongue Cleaning will eliminate biofilm, and it’s components at the source! To properly clean your tongue you should use a flat, angled scraper (like the ProFresh Tongue Cleaner) and place the fan-shaped cleaning edge on the very back of your tongue. Make sure the angled-edge is facing down. Hold the Tongue Cleaner firmly again your tongue and pull it forward.

Repeat this motion 3-6 times, rinsing your mouth and the tongue cleaner with water each time. Be sure to clean the sides of your tongue as well as the middle to remove all biofilm. Extending your tongue as much as possible will help reach the row of small-bumps that lie at the back of the tongue.

Now, Neutralize the Bacteria

Daily use of an alcohol-free, Antimicrobial Oral Rinse, like ProFresh, is the only way to prevent the bacteria and biofilm from coming back. While there are many kinds of antibacterial oral rinse, patented ProFresh Oral Rinse is the most effective. The Molecular Chlorine Dioxide in ProFresh (ClO2) cleanses the mouth in a variety of ways. ProFresh is specially formulated, and clinically proven to:

  • Reduce proteins that allow anaerobic bacteria to ferment
  • Neutralize anaerobic bacteria, pathogens and the smell they produce on contact
  • Remove oral debris, loosening the biofilm coating
  • Destroy any free-floating dental plaque,
  • Inhibit tartar build-up on the teeth and around gums
  • Prevent plaque, VSCs, and biofilm from reforming
  • Leave healthy tissue completely untouched

Practicing proper tongue cleaning is important! It keeps your mouth clean, your breath fresh, and your teeth where they’re supposed to be. It can help prevent both oral and systemic disease. And, it’s an incredibly simple and quick addition to your daily routine.

So the next time you brush your teeth, try not to forget about your tongue. It might just save your life.

For more information about ProFresh, tongue cleaning, and your oral health visit www.profresh.com.

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Happy National Fresh Breath Month: Free Tongue Cleaners for All

Don’t forget your free tongue cleaner!

As you might know ProFresh is celebrating National Fresh Breath Day all August long, and we’re giving out presents! Keep bad breath at bay with a free ProFresh Tongue Cleaner. Tongue cleaning  is one of the easiest and most effective ways to fight halitosis and plaque.

What does a tongue cleaner do?

Using a tongue cleaner removes a nasty coating of “biofilm” from the mouth. Biofilm is that white stuff we see on our tongues, and one of the leading causes of bad breath. It may look harmless but it’s actually a collection of oral debris that’s made up of, dead skin cells and blood cells, carbohydrates, sugars, and other digestible bacterial matter. And not only does it cause bad breath, but also causes plaque levels in the mouth to skyrocket. Don’t fear though, tongue cleaning twice a day before brushing can seriously reduce your levels of biofilm, leaving your mouth clean and breath fresh.

5 Tongue Cleaning Tips

  1. Gently clean your tongue twice-a-day, BEFORE brushing. Start from the back and pull forward. This ensures that the film won’t be spread to other areas of the mouth while you brush.
  2. Reach the furthest part of your tongue that you can without making yourself gag. A lot of biofilm likes to sit on the back of the tongue where normal brushing doesn’t reach.
  3. Use an activated mouth rinse like ProFresh before you clean your tongue. ProFresh kills any anaerobic bacteria and organic matter present in the mouth. Using ProFresh rinse before your tongue cleaner ensures that you are sweeping away all of the bad breath causing debris in your mouth.
  4. Replace your tongue cleaner every 2-3 months. Just like your toothbrush, eventually tongue cleaners need to be replaced. Always use a new tongue cleaner if you’ve just been sick.
  5. If you lose your free tongue cleaner, or you forget it at home, try using a spoon to remove biofilm.

Haven’t gotten your tongue cleaner yet?

Follow the link to our Facebook page. From there you will find instructions about how to get your tongue cleaner shipped to your door. Here’s wishing everyone a very happy National Fresh Breath Day, breathe easy and smile! ProFresh Facebook Giveaway: http://goo.gl/ADRcWu

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About National Fresh Breath Day – Aug. 6th

“National Fresh Breath Day” was created by dentists and oral care professionals, to raise awareness that breath is an important part of overall health and wellness. National Fresh Breath Day reminds us to keep our breath fresh by eliminating bacteria, reducing the risk of Gingivitis, Periodontal Disease, and of course, Halitosis. On August 6th take the opportunity to refresh your oral care routine, and remind your friends and family of the importance of breath health. Visit ProFresh.com for more information about the best practices for your oral care.

It’s National Fresh Breath Day All Month Long at ProFresh

It’s Christmas in August! Well it is at ProFresh anyway…

On Wednesday August 6th, the United States will celebrate our favorite holiday, National Fresh Breath Day. But one day wasn’t enough for us, so we decided to celebrate for the entire month.

Throughout August ProFresh will celebrate National Fresh Breath Month by giving away free products, special promotions, and tips to keep your breath fresh and your mouth at its healthiest.

Give Your Mouth a Makeover in 5 Steps

Get ready for National Fresh Breath Day by giving yourself an oral health makeover. Here are 5 simple tips to ensure that you’re on the right track to perfect health.

1. Give Your Dental Tools a Fresh Start

Soak your toothbrush, tongue cleaner, and flosser in Activated ProFresh Oral Rinse. The active chlorine dioxide in ProFresh kills all bacteria and organic compounds that like to live on your dental tools. Soaking them in a clean glass with the rinse for 5-10 minutes does the trick.

2. At Home Debridement

Gently brush and scrape all soft surfaces in the mouth. This helps to eliminate free floating anaerobic bacteria and Volatile Sulfur Compounds that can build up in areas not regularly brushed.

It also helps to remove plaque that may have accumulated in pockets of your mouth. This goes a long way to ensuring fresh breath and a healthy mouth. To make your debriding more effective, hold ProFresh Oral Rinse in your mouth with brushing and scraping. This will ensure that all of the bacteria has been eliminated

3. Check for Sensitive Spots.

If your mouth or gums are sensitive make sure to give special attention to those places when brushing and flossing. Be gentle when clearing away debris in these hot spots. You can also apply ProFresh Oral Rinse to a sterile gauze pad and rest it in-between your lip and gums. This will reduce sensitivity and swelling. If pain persists call your dentist, this can be a sign of more serious dental problems.

4. Use an Antibacterial Oral Rinse

Use a cleansing oral rinse, like ProFresh, twice daily to prevent the buildup of plaque and free floating bacteria in the mouth. Using a cleansing oral rinse not only kills the bacteria that cause bad breath (VSCs), but also the organic compounds that make up plaque.

If plaque is left unchecked it can turn into tartar causing the gum tissue to swell, eventually cause gingivitis.

5. When Was Your Last Dental Checkup?

If it’s been more than 6 months since your last cleaning its time to make an appointment!

Performing an oral care makeover is a simple and healthy way to get ready for National Fresh Breath Day. Feel free to contact us on our Facebook page for more information about how to maintain a healthy mouth. Check back throughout August for the latest offerings and info from the ProFresh team. Breathe easy and smile!

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Celebrating National Fresh Breath Day, all month long…

About National Fresh Breath Day – Aug. 6th

“National Fresh Breath Day” was created by dentists and oral care professionals, to raise awareness that breath is an important part of overall health and wellness. National Fresh Breath Day reminds us to keep our breath fresh by eliminating bacteria, reducing the risk of Gingivitis, Periodontal Disease, and of course, Halitosis. On August 6th take the opportunity to refresh your oral care routine, and remind your friends and family of the importance of breath health.

Do You Know Someone with Bad Breath?

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It’s not easy to tell a friend they have bad breath! Let us do it for you….

It can be so awkward… your friend has recurring bad breath but it’s too uncomfortable to tell them! You feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. You can tell them and risk your friendship and their embarrassment. Or you can continue to say nothing and watch as other people avoid interaction with them. You can see possibilities passing them by for relationships and even opportunities at work fading because of their bad breath. You keep thinking that you would want a friend to tell you if you had halitosis. But that doesn’t make it easier to be the one giving the harsh news!

ProFresh Can Help Your Friend with Bad Breath
It’s a familiar story, but we can help! We’ll be happy to give your friend the news in a way that will be comfortable for both of you – anonymously. We will be courteous and let them know that they are not alone; bad breath affects at least 50 million people in the US. And we’ll let them know about ProFresh – a bad breath cure that has been proven 99% effective. They’ll be happy to know there is a solution! Like our customer below who wrote us to say:

“ProFresh is absolutely a life changer. To not have bad breath any more is such a relief…. [I] do not know what I would do without it. Thank you ProFresh!!” – S. Stewart

About ProFresh Bad Breath Cure
The ProFresh Breath Care System makes it easy for your friend to have fresh breath 24-hours a day. The system is guaranteed or we’ll refund your friend’s money. We can be this bold because the ProFresh system is backed by scientific evidence. Clinical studies have shown that ProFresh is 99% effective in eliminating chronic halitosis. ProFresh attacks bad breath at its source — the tongue! That’s right, scientific studies have shown that bad breath is caused by bacteria that accumulate on the back of the tongue. ProFresh has been scientifically developed and proven clinically effective in:

1. Removing the odor-causing bacteria that lead to bad breath
2. Eliminating the offensive odors these bacteria produce
3. Leaving the user with fresh clean breath

ProFresh requires just a simple two-minute addition to your friend’s daily oral hygiene routine for breath that’s guaranteed to stay fresh 24-hours a day. Your friend can say goodbye to mints, pills, gums and even morning breath! ProFresh is the perfect opportunity for your friend to end the embarrassment of bad breath and gain new confidence!

Let Us Do the Dirty Work
Just visit our “Request Literature” page to request that we send literature about ProFresh to your friend. Simply click here to send us their name and email address. We will take care of the rest.

Save on ProFresh Bad Breath Cure

ProFresh can stop your bad breath with an investment of only a dollar a day!  So for less than you pay for your morning coffee or the toll on your way to work, you can be confident that your breath is fresh – all day long.  It’s a small price to pay for a true bad breath cure that can transform how you interact with others at work and at home.  With ProFresh on your side, you can go ahead and get closer… without worry.

The ProFresh Breath Care System makes it easy with a clear daily routine that anyone can follow in just minutes a day.  It’s simple, highly-effective and affordable.  And because we would like to make fresh breath available to everyone suffering from halitosis, we would like to make you aware of an important way you can save money on ProFresh.

Save on Shipping Costs

You can save significantly on shipping costs by ordering several bottles at one time.  In our shopping cart we can’t show your shipping costs until we have all of your order details.  So customer’s often do not realize that they can dramatically reduce their per bottle shipping cost by ordering more bottles at once.

Shipping and handling costs are the same whether you buy 1, 2 or 3 bottles. So if you buy 3 bottles at once rather than 1 bottle each time, you save nearly $19 on shipping! And if you buy 6 bottles at once rather than one at a time, you save over $44 in shipping!

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Concerned About Shelf Life?

Are you concerned that if you order several bottles of ProFresh at once there could be an issue with shelf life that could make ProFresh less effective?  You can rest assured that this is not a concern.  ProFresh is a unique patented formula that is activated by the user before use.  The shelf life on ProFresh is 2 years before activation.  Thanks to ProFresh’s unique patented bottle, once activated the rinse retains its effectiveness for up to 2 years if sealed and stored at room temperature. So you never have to worry that your ProFresh rinse will expire before you are ready to use it.  In fact, you could activate all of your bottles when they arrive and then it will be easy to grab the next bottle as the current one runs out.  We recommend that you mark the lid with an “X” as a reminder that the bottle is activated.

For just a dollar a day you can be totally free of bad breath.  Check out our web site at www.profresh.com and don’t forget – the more you buy, the more you save!

Be Kind to Your Valentine: Bad Breath is #1 Turnoff

It’s February and romance is in the air…. Whether you have a special night planned with your long-term honey or a date with someone new, be kind to your Valentine.  Take extra time to look and feel your best.  A little extra attention to the details that show you really care can make the difference between a so-so date and one with chemistry to light up the night!

Why not try ProFresh - the bad breath cure - and be kind to your Valentine all year long!
Try ProFresh – the bad breath cure – and be kind to your Valentine all year long!

Consider the following statistics:

  • In a study conducted by Listerine, bad breath was found to be the #1 dating turnoff followed by rude behavior and poor listening.
  • In a recent Dentyne Safe Breath Survey, 86% of people surveyed said that having bad breath on the first date could not be overlooked.  In addition, 58% of people said that bad breath had caused them to lose interest in someone and 48% of women surveyed said they would stop seeing someone who had an ongoing bad breath problem.

We all know that bad breath can certainly cool the flames of attraction, as well as limit our success professionally.  So why not give yourself the extra confidence of fresh breath all day long.  Not just on Valentine’s Day but every day?

Cure Bad Breath with ProFresh

For many, good dental hygiene including brushing, flossing and tongue cleaning are enough to ensure fresh breath.  But for the 50 million American’s who suffer the embarrassment of halitosis, these methods simply don’t solve the problem.

Chronic bad breath is caused by a particular type of bacteria called volatile sulfur compounds (VSC’s) found on the soft tissues of the mouth – mainly on the back of the tongue. These bad breath bacteria live under the saliva and are responsible for producing the gases that cause bad breath odor. No amount of drugstore mouthwash or tooth brushing can eliminate these VSC’s.  Studies show that some people have substantially more of these bad breath bacteria than others, though researchers are not sure why.

ProFresh is 99% effective in eliminating chronic halitosis.  Clinical studies have proven that the active ingredient in ProFresh – chlorine dioxide – eliminates the VSC’s on the back of the tongue that are the root cause of bad breath.

Why not try ProFresh and be kind to your Valentine all year long!  For more information visit: www.profresh.com.

Sneaky Ways to Save on ProFresh – Your Bad Breath Cure

Times are tight and we know people are looking for ways to save some money on their favorite products and services – including their bad breath cure.  That’s why we wanted to make you aware of two ways you can save some dough on ProFresh!

Discover How You Can Save Shipping Costs on ProFresh

If you are a regular ProFresh user, you can save on shipping costs by ordering several bottles at one time.  In our shopping cart we can’t show your shipping costs until we have all of your order details, so you may not realize that you can reduce your per bottle shipping cost by placing fewer orders and ordering more bottles at once. (The shelf life on ProFresh is 2 years before activation, so if you are a regular user you never have to worry that your ProFresh rinse will expire before you are ready to use it.)

Shipping and handling costs are the same whether you buy 1, 2 or 3 bottles. So if you buy 3 bottles at once rather than 1 bottle each time, you save nearly $19 on shipping! And if you buy 6 bottles at once rather than one at a time, you save over $44 in shipping!Image

Save Even More with Automatic Shipping

In addition to the savings on shipping costs, you can save another $.50 per bottle by signing up for our automatic shipment program.  This is a great service that saves you the hassle of re-ordering your bad breath cure and will ensure that you never run out of ProFresh!  Automatic shipments can recur every 30, 60 or 90 days (longer intervals when you order higher quantities) and you can cancel or change your auto-shipment plan at any time by calling 1-800-210-2110.

Setting up automatic shipments is easy!  Just click here and in the drop-down box to the far right of the product you wish to order, select the intervals for your shipment.  Then click “Add to Cart”.  We’ll take care of the rest.

The next time you are ready to place an order for ProFresh – your bad breath cure – we hope you will keep these money saving tips in mind!