Scraping your tongue is an important part of the treatment for bad breath but on its own will not cure bad breath. The reason is that the white coating on the surface of your tongue is not the bacteria that cause bad breath but purely a collection of sulphides that have come to the surface of your tongue. The bacteria are lodged deep within the papillae of your tongue.
Scraping your tongue to remove the white coating on your tongue is an essential part of the treatment in that it removes the layer that is effectively protecting the bacteria hidden below the surface.
By using Therabreath Oral Rinse as part of your bad breath cure after scraping your tongue and exposing the anaerobic bacteria, vigorously swooshing the oxygen rich Therabreath Oral Rinse in your mouth for 90 seconds will render these bacteria unable to produce sulphur compounds.
The next most important part of the treatment is not to have any food or liquid in your mouth for at least 15 minutes to allow the chemical reaction to finish.
These bacteria are anaerobic which means that they cannot be treated with antibiotics, they must be dealt with by introducing high levels of oxygen. It is also important to remember that these are not bad bacteria, they are found in every single persons mouth in varying numbers and are essential to good oral hygiene and therefore we do not want to kill them all. We simply want to make them unable to produce sulphur as a by product.
The only effective way of treating these anaerobic bacteria and preventing them from producing sulphur compounds is by making the environment in your oral cavities well oxygenated. Therabreath products have been effectively treating bad breath around the world for over 15 years and have a success rate of over 95%.
It is important not to scrape your tongue too hard as this could cause trauma resulting in bleeding, removal of the sulphide film is a gentle process which when repeated over a number of days will produce the right results.