What Is TUNG?
About to use the TUNG Brush & Gel for the first time?
Be prepared to be a user for life.
It’s addictive. That’s what the vast majority of our customers tell us about our products. Take our challenge: use it for 10 days every day and tell us honestly if that is not true!
The TUNG Brush™
Specifically designed by a dentist for the anatomy of the tongue, the short, firm bristles effectively and comfortably work through the sticky tongue plaque that forms over the irregular surface of the tongue penetrating the crevices and removing bacteria. The low profile and large head design allows for quick and efficient cleansing on the back portion of the tongue without gagging.
It’s Quick and Easy!
Begin by running your TUNG Brush under warm water. After placing a bean-sized amount of TUNG Gel on the bristles, extend your tongue and lightly brush the tongue from the back toward the front for approximately 10 seconds.
Tip: After you brush and spit, extend your tongue again, take a deep breath and brush the back portion of the tongue quickly and spit again.
It is entirely up to you to determine how much pressure should be placed on the tongue. Go very light at first until your tongue gets used to it. Finally, watch what you spit out…it will be discolored. You won’t believe what you were packing around on your tongue.
For Best Results:
Brush your tongue when you brush your teeth
Replace your brush every three months when you replace your toothbrush.
Why Not Just Use Your Toothbrush?
Toothbrushes are designed specifically for the teeth and gums and are ineffective for removing bacteria from the tongue.
The long, soft bristles of a toothbrush over-flex and lie flat as they move across the tongue surface, rendering the effort ineffective as the plaque is pushed around rather than removed.
In addition, the narrow, high profile design quickly triggers the gag reflex as it approaches the back of the tongue. The TUNG Brush allows you to comfortably and effectively reach the back of the tongue where the majority of the odor-causing bacteria are located.
To top it off, it is a bad practice to brush your teeth with the same brush that was exposed to the high levels of bacteria on your tongue, because it has the potential to introduce those bacteria to your gums and bloodstream!
Ahhhh TUNG Gel! This completes the TUNG System.
TUNG Gel is a fresh, minty cleansing formula designed to help loosen and remove bacteria from the tongue crevices.
Our Zinc compound helps to neutralize the sulphur gas (what we smell as bad breath) emitted by the bacteria.
Why Not Just Use Your Toothpaste?
Standard toothpastes often contain fluoride, teeth-whitening and tartar control chemicals that may cause tongue irritation. In addition, toothpaste is “sticky” and will gunk up your brush.
When that happens, it provides an environment that is perfect for the growth of bacteria when you’re not using your brush.
Don’t go there.
The highly water soluble TUNG Gel rinses clean, leaving no residue buildup on the brush or on your tongue. When finished, it leaves your tongue feeling tingly and your breath fresh.
Why Use TUNG?
Using a tongue brush is more important than you think.
Clinical research proves that 90% of bad breath comes from gases produced by bacteria on the surface of the tongue! These are the same bacteria and gasses that can lead to gum disease.
The majority of this bacteria, and the debris it feeds upon, was found to be located primarily on the back of the tongue. The TUNG Brush™, the original tongue brush, is designed to allow you to comfortably reach far back on the tongue without gagging.
Treating bad breath by brushing your tongue is healthy for your whole body.
Your tongue’s irregular surface has numerous crevices where bacteria can hide. On top of those crevices, a mucous-like, sticky tongue plaque forms (that white film on the tongue we’re all familiar with). The TUNG Brush bristles are uniquely designed to break through this plaque and get inside those crevices, outperforming your toothbrush, whose bristles are too soft to get the job done, and tongue scrapers.
Tongue scrapers simply slide over the rough surface of your tongue, pushing that nasty film deeper into the crevices. In fact, tongue scrapers can actually damage your tongue.
Our TUNG Gel™ completes the tongue cleaning system. TUNG Gel is formulated with Zinc Oxide to neutralize all that gas emitted by the bacteria. It’s actually these gases that you smell when someone has halitosis, or bad breath. Because it’s healthy for your mouth to have a certain amount of bacteria, we do not use an anti-bacterial agent in the our gel.
“I love the TUNG brush — since I purchased mine, I’ve used it every day — WHAT A DIFFERENCE — AMAZING!! But it’s not just the TUNG brush that’s so great — the gel is fantastic. The taste is great – fresh, clean — not pasty like toothpaste — but SO refreshing. I love my TUNG brush and gel!!” -keys88 on Amazon.com
TUNG Brush and Gel Outperform Mouthwash!
Many mouthwashes contains alcohol which dry out the mouth. A dry mouth creates more even more bacteria and bad breath, which is why we all have bad breath in the morning. Even if the mouthwash does not have alcohol, it can not breakthrough the tongue coating which protects the bacteria in the nooks and crannies. Brushing with TUNG Brush and TUNG Gel is far more effective because the brush breaks through that coating, and the gel, which contains Zinc Chloride, neutralizes the gases produced by the bacteria. Read more about the latest research on mouthwash here.
Dentists and hygienists recommend a tongue brush as an essential component of fresh breath maintenance.
Questions? We’ve Got Answers…
How do I use the TUNG Brush and Gel?
- Wet the brush with water.
- Squeeze a small amount of TUNG Gel on to the brush.
- Extend your tongue and lightly brush from the back of the tongue forward to the tip for approximately 10 seconds. Reach as far back on the tongue as you can without gagging –the more often you use the TUNG Brush the farther you’ll be able to reach.
Brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth. You’ll notice a difference right away. Do not use the TUNG Brush on teeth or gums. Slight tenderness and/or bleeding may occur at first, but should stop with regular brushing. If either condition continues, stop use and consult your dentist. Excessive brushing may cause soreness.
Should I use toothpaste on my TUNG Brush?
The short answer is “No.” Toothpaste is designed to “polish” your teeth. TUNG Gel is formulated to clean your tongue by neutralizing the bad breath-causing gases bacteria create.
Toothpaste is also much more difficult to rinse off your TUNG Brush. TUNG Gel rinses cleanly away quickly, leaving your TUNG Brush clean for the next time you use it.
What’s wrong with using my toothbrush to clean my tongue?
Your toothbrush is designed to clean your teeth, not your tongue.
The TUNG Brush is specifically designed to effectively clean the tongue. It’s flat and wide, allowing you to reach, without gagging, far back on the tongue where most of the bad breath bacteria lives,. The bristles are designed to reach down into the nooks and crevices to clean out all that gunk on your tongue.
Using the Tung Brush keeps your toothbrush from flattening out, helps eliminate gagging and keeps all that bacteria off your teeth and gums.
Why is the TUNG Brush better than a tongue scraper?
Unlike a scraper or toothbrush, the TUNG Brush is designed specifically for the tongue and its rough, sandpaper-like texture.
The short, firm bristles of the TUNG Brush are designed to penetrate these hard-to-reach areas. The rigid edge of all scrapers skim over the top of the rough surface of the tongue as it cannot penetrate these crevices. This is particularly evident in the posterior sections of the tongue where the rougher textured, taste buds are located. A scraper, drawn over this area is awkward, often hurts and causes bleeding.
As we all know, the toothbrush is a very awkward, uncomfortable and ineffective tool for cleansing the tongue. The long, soft bristles, high profile and narrow head all contribute to its inadequacy for this task. The TUNG Brush, with short, firm bristles along with the low profile and wide head, make the task of cleaning your tongue comfortable and effective. In just 10 seconds, your tongue will be clean and your breath fresh.
Why doesn’t mouthwash offer a long term cure for bad breath?
Over-the counter mouthwashes only disguise bad breath briefly. Studies show that alcohol-based mouthwashes actually contribute to bad breath. The alcohol dries the mucous membranes in the mouth, aggravating existing dry mouth conditions and causing minor sloughing of the cheek lining. This provides food for bacteria and your breath may actually get worse.
What is bad breath?
90% of all bad breath is actually foul smelling gases produced by an overabundance of bacteria on the irregular surface of the tongue. A majority of this bacteria can be found at the back of the tongue.
Why do I have bad breath in the morning?
It’s caused from having a dry mouth. The decrease in salivary flow while you’re sleeping hampers the flushing action of bacteria from the mouth. Dry mouth allows an acidic environment to build up quickly, causing sloughing of the cheek lining and providing food for bacteria.
Is there a link between bad breath and gum disease?
Yes, the same bacteria that causes bad breath causes gum disease. Since there is no way to completely free the mouth of bacteria, keeping the bacteria concentration to a low level should help stop the loss of teeth and maintain fresh breath.
Is there a link between gum disease and heart disease?
Yes, research has shown there is a direct correlation between active periodontal disease and heart disease. Gum disease provides a gateway for bacteria to get in the bloodstream and collect in the chambers around the heart.
Can a cold give me bad breath?
Yes, postnasal drip is nasal fluid that drains from your sinuses down the back of your throat. This nasal fluid provides food for bacteria harboring on the back of the tongue.
What role does stomach gas play in bad breath?
Odors from the stomach almost never cause chronic bad breath. However if there is another medical problem occurring, such as acid reflux or hiatal hernia, gas emitted through the mouth may cause bad breath.