Take One triple action tongue cleaner effectively and safely helps to remove bad breath-causing bacteria on the tongue by raising the ‘gunk’ between the crevices (i.e. taste buds) and then removing it from the mouth with the scraper section of the head. The most widely-known reason to clean the tongue is for the control of bad breath. Common methods used against bad breath, such as mints, mouth sprays, mouthwash or gum, only temporarily mask the odours created by the bacteria on the tongue, but cannot cure bad breath because they do not remove the source of the problem. In order to prevent the production of the sulphur-containing compounds mentioned above, the bacteria on the tongue must be removed, as must the decaying food debris present at the back of the tongue.