Tongue Brushing and Mouth Rinsing as Basic Treatment Measures for Halitosis
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K. Yaegaki, J.M. Coil
International Dental Journal
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Tongue brushing and mouth rinsing are basic treatment measures for halitosis. Tongue cleaning is more effective than mouth rinsing. However, when using a mouthrinse, the use of one that contains zinc has been recommended. The use of chewing up to reduce halitosis has been used, however the ingredients within chewing gum need to be considered. Sugarless chewing gum is known to increase a bad breath. Mint chewing gum has been found to have no effect on bad breath, it simply masks it for the short term.