Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long will Orabrush last?
A. Orabrush is not designed like a toothbrush because it has individual bristles that are an extension of the brush head. Therefore, Orabrush does not need to be replaced as often. The suggested replacement schedule for Orabrush is every three to four months, or after a serious infection.
Q. What is wrong with using my toothbrush to clean my tongue?
A. A toothbrush is made to clean your teeth. The bristles are tufted into the base of the toothbrush head and the ends of the bristles are either flat or slightly rounded. These types of bristles will remove the material that sticks to the surface of the teeth. Your tongue is very soft and tender and the surface is uneven. A toothbrush will remove the top layer of bacteria but will not reach down and remove the bacteria growing in the indentations of the tongue. Applying pressure on the toothbrush may cause harm to the tender tongue surface. Orabrush bristles are individual, pliable, pointed and soft. These specialized bristles will reach down into the indentations of the tongue and loosen and remove the bacteria growing there.
Q. At what age should I start cleaning my children's tongues?
A. The earlier the better. Children just a few months old(without teeth) can have bad breath. Baby formula or breast milk are excellent food sources for bacteria. Bacteria does collect and grow on their tongues. This bacteria produce a "soft" plaque will migrate to the teeth, settle between the teeth and harden. Good oral health dictates that the tongue be cleaned on a regular basis.
Q. If I clean my tongue, do I need to brush my teeth?
A. Yes, both are necessary in order to accomplish good oral hygiene.
Q. Should I use toothpaste to clean my tongue?
A. Toothpaste like a toothbrush is designed to for cleaning of your teeth not your tongue. Orabrush has designed Orabrush Tongue Foam to use with your Orabrush. Orabrush Tongue Foam with Orazyme is armed with 7 all-natural enzymes that build up good bacteria in order to protect against future bad breath attacks - without killing your mouth's natural defense against odor-causing bacteria. The more you use Orabrush Tongue Foam, the more you strengthen your mouths natural defenses.
Q. How do I clean Orabrush?
A. Because Orabrush bristles are individual, flexible and pointed, the material that is removed from the tongue does not stick on the head of the Orabrush. Simply holding Orabrush under a stream of running water will properly clean the Orabrush head. Store so that the Orabrush head will air dry. If you desire, you may dip Orabrush in a sanitizing mouthwash containing peroxide or alcohol.
Q. How can I reduce the "gag" reflex?
A. If you extend your tongue out of your mouth as far as possible when you clean your tongue the "gag" reflex will be much less. The wide head and short bristles on Orabrush will allow you to clean further back on your tongue, as compared to a toothbrush. Toothbrushes cause people to gag much more because the toothbrush can touch the top of the mouth.
Q. What happens if my tongue becomes red or sensitive?
A. Remember that the Orabrush is to be used softly on the tender surface of the tongue. If sensitivity continues, discontinue use of the Orabrush until the sensitivity goes away. The Orabrush was engineered to remove bacteria with very soft strokes.
Q. How often should I clean my dog's tongue?
A. We recommend that your dog's tongue be cleaned at least once a day. The bacteria that grow on the surface of the tongue grow very rapidly because there is plenty of food, moisture and oxygen present on the top of the tongue. In addition dogs control body heat by panting. This drying action on the surface of the tongue also promotes bacterial growth.
Q. Can I purchase Orabrush at a Retail Store?
A. Orabrush is sold in many retail stores internationally and nationally including Walmart and CVS. To find a store near you visit www.orabrush.com/retail/find_store/
Q. Do cats have bad breath?
A. Yes, just like dogs and humans, cats can have bad breath. The cause of their bad breath is the same as for humans and dogs - bacteria growing in the mouth and on the tongue. The best cure for cat bad breath is to prevent the growth of the bacteria by cleaning their tongue on a regular basis. This can best be accomplished by starting to clean their tongue on a daily basis when they are young.