Despite excellent dental hygiene and good health, I was plagued with bad breath for years. Ten years ago, I found the perfect remedy -- a tongue cleaner. Tongue cleaners have been around for 5,000 years in other cultures, and now they're finally clinically proven to be the single most effective way to reduce bad breath.
Because of the tongue's rough surface, it's easy for minute food particles to get trapped between all the tiny grooves and ridges. This allows bacteria to grow, leading not only to bad breath, but to illness, gum disease, plaque, and more. When you use a tongue cleaner, you remove the bacteria along with the phlegm it lives in. You can even reduce ''morning breath'' by scraping your tongue at night, removing the food particles that would have formed bacteria and plaque overnight. In addition to removing bacteria, scraping your tongue stimulates digestive enzymes, and you'll even find that your food tastes better. And forget about using a toothbrush to clean your tongue. You're basically just spreading the bacteria around and embedding it in your brush. Using a tongue cleaner takes less than a minute. Grip the ends with both hands and just gently scrape from as far back on your tongue as possible forward until you have scraped the whole surface three or four times. Rinse out your mouth with water, and then rinse your tongue cleaner as well (you can even sanitize it in your dishwasher).
My silver tongue cleaner is still going strong after ten years and will probably last me forever. While silver is non-toxic to humans, I love that it is toxic to bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Nothing removes bacteria better than silver. Once you experience how clean your mouth feels after using a tongue cleaner (silver or stainless), I can't imagine you'll ever want to go without.
Depending upon your location, your order should arrive within 3-7 business days via Standard UPS. If shipping via US Parcel Post, please allow 2-3 weeks.
We ship by both UPS and the U.S. postal service. We select whichever method provides the most efficient delivery of the items you've ordered. If you prefer one method over the other, please let us know. We need to have a physical street address for UPS. Please include shipping as indicated by the following chart, based on your merchandise subtotal:
Shipping and Handling
$15.00 and under
$15.01 to $30.00
$30.01 to $50.00
$50.01 to $70.00
$70.01 to $90.00
$90.01 to $110.00
$110.01 to $130.00
Priority Mail - Add $8.95 to your standard shipping rate above. After your order is shipped, you can expect it in 3-5 business days.
UPS 2nd Day Air - Add $12.95 to standard shipping (Continental U.S.). We need a physical street address. This guarantees you will get your order within 2-3 business days (excluding weekends) after we ship it.
UPS One Day Air - Add $22.95 to standard shipping (Continental USA only). We need a physical street address. This guarantees you will get your order one business day after we ship it (excluding weekends).
Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. Territories - We normally ship all HI and AK orders by U.S. Mail Parcel Post (normal delivery time is 2-4 weeks). Add $8.95 to regular shipping for PRIORITY MAIL; after your order is shipped, you can expect it within 3-10 mailing days. Add $16.00 to regular shipping for UPS 2ND DAY AIR; please allow 3-4 business days from the time your order is shipped. (We need a street address.) No UPS to APO/FPO addresses.
Canadian and International Shipping:
Unfortunately, we no longer ship to international addresses, including Canada. We only ship to U.S. addresses, APOs, FPOs, State departments, and U.S. territories.
We collect sales tax based on the "ship to" address of your order. We are required to collect sales tax in California, which is where we are located. If you're shipping to California, please include tax as follows:
Calculate 8.0% of the total of your merchandise.
We don't collect tax on gift certificates.
Sales Tax Exemption
We are required by law to collect sales tax on any orders going to California. If you are a tax-exempt organization, we need to have a copy of the Exemption Certificate issued to you by the State of California on file before you can order tax-free. You may either mail or fax (619-670-5203) us a copy of your certificate. We ask that you place your orders by mail, fax (619-670-5203) or phone. If you are ordering by phone, please call our customer service line, 1-888-481-6744, between 6am and 6pm Pacific time.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 4 months for a refund of the item price or an exchange for another item. For items returned after 4 months, we will give you a Chinaberry credit for the purchase price. On the back of your invoice, we provide you with a return form to complete. Please include it with your returned item(s). If an item is defective or if the order was filled incorrectly, we will send you a prepaid return label. If you have lost your return form, click here to print one out. We will do our best to handle the transaction quickly and in accordance with your wishes.