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Invest in an AMANO™ Tongue Scraper and earn a far healthier return!

Save £250 a year - that's a great payback - for 10 seconds of your time a day!

Scraping something metal over your tongue on a daily basis may sound like an inauspicious start to the day (or year).

But the thought of saving £250 per year may help concentrate your mind and it only requires 5 seconds of your time - twice a day.

That’s a pretty good rate of return we hope you agree.

So why not join the Renaissance in tongue scraping – and start using an AMANO tongue scraper?

Tongue scraping is not a new idea, the Romans and Victorians were keen ‘scrapers’ – and the routine is a major part of oral care routines in India and China. And even America’s 1st President, George Washington, was a fan of having an exceedingly clean tongue…

President Washington's ornate tongue scraper (the thin strip above) ... and part of our AMANO designer range (below) ...

Fast forward to 2018 and the medical science has finally caught up with this ancient practice, recognising that the tongue is an excellent and significant trap for food and bacterial debris . This means the tongue will impact adversely on oral care and broader health issues – if it is neglected.

We can confidently say that, by using an AMANO, you will receive these tangible benefits:

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Cut out your regular mouthwash purchases – and save £120 per year

80% of bad breath comes from the tongue’s surface. But by using an AMANO to remove the oral debris that create smelly VSCs (volatile sulfur compounds) your breath will remain naturally fresh for longer. So no more need for those chemical swills of unknown long-term provenance.

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No more need for expensive teeth whitening toothpaste – so save £80 per year

Drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine contain colourants, which will stain your teeth. Just think about what they do to your cups. By effectively removing these elements hiding on your tongue before bed, they cannot play havoc on your teeth overnight. Ergo your teeth will remain whiter - naturally.

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No need for expensive fillings – save £50 to £100 per year

Your tongue is a major breeding ground for plaque forming Streptococci bacteria – which, if ignored, will go onto create that yellow film on your teeth and then painful and costly tooth decay! Regular tongue scraping will sort those pesky Streptococci out. Which means less stressful visits to your Dentist!

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Less expensive wine will taste much better – lets diplomatically say £400?

A dirty mouth cannot taste the subtle flavours in good wine (or food). The simple act of scraping the tongue will revive flagging taste buds – so enhancing the wine (and food) experience. Simply put, that means a £8 bottle of wine can now taste more like a £12 one. So no need to always spend more on 'better wine experiences'. If you drink 2 bottles a week that could be £400 saved over the year – it's simple maths! If you are skeptical about this, can we add that we featured in Decanter Wine magazine recently on exactly this ‘benefit’. Thus AMANO is now the choice tongue scraper for Wine Professionals – including Fine Wine Directors, Wine Critics and Sommeliers.

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Live longer and better - this is not fake news!

New research links the humble act of tongue scraping with fighting the ageing process (it's all about stimulating 'good' oral bacteria to produce more nitric oxide and thus enhance stem cell effectiveness). Sceptical? Here are the details.

We won't put a £ value on this benefit

Medical research also shows that a good oral care regime, that includes the tongue, will reduce the risk of heart disease and even certain mouth cancers.

Add all of these benefits up and it's pretty clear; if you are into sound long-term investments AMANO has a great payback.

PS: You can check out all the research highlighted above here: https://amanotonguecleanser.com/pages/benefits

AMANO is now the best selling tongue scraper in Selfridges, Harrods and Planet Organic

   

 

 

Decanter Wine Magazine and the noble history of tongue cleaning (and wine appreciation)

Decanter followed up its article on 'Age & your palate' (March 2015) with a letter in its APRIL issue on the medical evidence supporting tongue cleaning (and wine appreciation)

Sounds like a very compelling argument ... (this chap seems to know what he's talking about ;)

As we are fond of reminding wine drinkers (of a certain age);

Old Vines might improve with age (and indeed old Wines) - but our taste buds certainly don't ...

So, using an effective tongue cleanser can help reverse the gradual decline in our taste sensitivity - and thus enhance our wine appreciation

Cheers 

(and thank you Decanter Managing Editor, Amy Wislocki, for being such a tongue cleaning advocate)

Decanter Wine Magazine talks about the ageing palate ...

       

Decanter - the 'world's best' wine magazine - talks about getting the most out of your wine experience - as your sense of taste and smell declines with age.

Here's our favourite quote:

"Poor oral hygiene affects the ability to taste. There is conflicting evidence that tongue cleaning makes a difference."

We totally agree with the first part of that statement - but would gently add that the medical evidence is unequivocal, as regards the benefits of tongue cleaning and enhancing taste perception.

For example Maury Massler aptly wrote in his research paper; " A dirty mouth cannot taste the subtle flavours in food" ... and wine we can safely extrapolate. ('The role of taste and smell in appetite' Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry)

It's pretty clear to us (checkout the BENEFITS tab) - if you are finally opening that prized 1961 Chateau Latour (at £2,000 a bottle) or more modest Bordeaux Supérieur - you owe it to yourself (and wallet) to get the absolute best from the experience.

After all - if you are going to the trouble of decanting and ensuring the wine is served at the correct temperature ...

Why not spend 5 seconds (yes that is all it takes with an AMANO Tongue Cleanser) making sure your tongue is in tip top form?

So unclog your taste buds (of all that food debris) and enhance your taste sensation ...

Cheers