It’s pretty common to assume that if we’re brushing and flossing our teeth we’ll have fresh breath. And this is something we just have to assume, because we can’t tell what our own breath is like.

But for some of us, this isn’t the case. In people with healthy teeth and gums, there are still odour causing bacteria living on the tongue.

Our tongues are made up of tiny little protrusions called papillae. Bacteria, their waste products and food debris can get caught between these papillae, leaving us with a kind of  unpleasant “bacterial carpet”, particularly near the back of the tongue. Genetics, diet, and oral hygiene determine how much of a tongue coating each person builds up on  daily basis. Open your mouth and look in the mirror. If you can see a whitish or yellowish coating, you may be prone to a heavier tongue coating, and possibly breath odour.

Through my research, I’ve found that the best way to remove this tongue coating is daily cleaning with a tongue scraper and an oxygenating mouthwash.

So, if you’re like me and love having fresh breath, SOLID’s oxygenating mouthwash is for you.