British Dental JournalDecember 2019
We are proud to be featured yet again in the medical journal of the British Dental Association.
"Dramatically removes debris from your tongue"
"We’re going to go a ‘lil ayurvedic on you here ..."
Our AMANO "life changing ritual" seem to be a big hit with Yoga and Vegan Communities
We gained new Yoga Retail devotees in the UK, France, Holland and Iceland in 2019 ...
Here's to spreading the message even wider in 2020
Dr Bryan, a specialist in molecular medicine from Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, contributed the science ...
Whilst we contributed the backstory ... the 'apple on the head moment'
"Company Director Mano Manoharan starting making AMANO Tongue Scrapers in the early Nineties after late nights at work as a record company executive left him with a coated, furry tongue. After a friend gave him a (cheap Indian) scraper, he noticed a dramatic improvement"
We also really liked the closing bit;
Check out the full (digital) article here
"If Nathan Bryan is right, then a tongue scraper could soon be as much a feature of the bathroom cabinet as anti-ageing potions"
"Having designed and made tongue scrapers for 25 years, AMANO is keenly aware that the key to 'effectiveness' is not just about how 'sharp' the scraper is.
On the contrary, an overly 'sharp' scraper will actually put most people off the routine, whereas a 'comfortable' scraper will mean the user is more relaxed about using a tongue scraper with conviction"
"Regular tongue scraping with the AMANO Tongue Cleanser can help 'good' oral bacteria to flourish in the mouth, while also helping to reduce dental caries and bad breath, enhancing taste, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease"
"Stem cells' role is to heal the ageing body, helping to regenerate damaged or old cells"
"Whether you’re a Millennial wanting to remove the remnants of a heavy night of partying, a foodie wanting to look after your refined palate or an older person concerned about loss of taste sensitivity, AMANO is the answer to all your oral care issues. No wonder The British Dental Journal recently described the Neoclassic AMANO 2017 as “the Roman Emperor of tongue scrapers”. We couldn’t agree more!"
And if you are time-pressed, here is the summary
Spoilt for choice on quotes but we also liked; "The AMANO range oozes quality"
(They also compared us to an Aston Martin or Bugatti - but we are far less expensive we hasten to add!)
Closing remarks were particularly good ...
"I admire the reason (behind the AMANO mission) and can say from first hand experience that I have converted myself to become a frequent tongue cleaner. Out of all of the tongue cleaners reviewed, this is the gold standard"
"A triumphant sweep of steel and names including Ophelia Rising and Savile Row. Lord love'em, they're as classy as the concept will allow"
"A swift tongue-scrape removes the debris that blocks taste bud efficacy"
Regarding lovers of wine, at AMANO we are fond of saying;
'Old Vines might improve with age (and indeed old Wines) - but our taste buds certainly don't ...'
"I call tongue scraping the unsung hero of oral care. I don't see how anyone could try tongue scraping once, see the gunk you remove, and not become an enthusiast. A U-shaped scraper is where it's at. I really like super-stylish AMANO Tongue Cleansers"
Decanter kindly gave us the opportunity to outline the compelling medical evidence and noble history of tongue cleaning (the Editor, Amy Wislocki, is an advocate of tongue cleaning).
We also managed a shout to Early Adopter - President George Washington ...
"Keep your (tongue) clean and ready for a kiss ... a must-have grooming gadget"
More than 500 million Indians use a tongue scraper on a daily basis - so we are really chuffed that dedicated Indian tongue cleaners are increasingly happy to ditch their 'cheap & cheerful' scrapers for our rather more deluxe AMANO range
"Yucky, but it really works!"
Thank you Journalist Faye Smith for becoming a real AMANO fan!
Here's our favourite quote:
"Poor oral hygiene affects the ability to taste. There is conflicting evidence that tongue cleaning makes a difference."
Naturally we don't agree that there is; "conflicting evidence" ...
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 ...
It asked a Dental Practitioner, who specialises in bad breath treatments , to review our £12 solution (incidentally, he charges his customers £205 for the first appointment).
Not surprisingly perhaps, he was sparing in his praise.
He did admit this however:
"It's the most attractive tongue cleaner I've seen"
Bizarrely his advice was to; "hold your tongue in one hand and scrape it with the other".
That's not (we would suggest) a technique the Romans, Hindus and Victorians would have recognised (or George Washington perhaps?)
"Bad breath aside, (your tongue) can contribute to Austin Powers-style discoloured teeth. Your toothbrush can do some of the job, but a dedicated cleaner is the best way to remove all the troubles overtaking your tongue."
"It's so pretty ... a nice design, I would accessorise it"
Check out the full ITV review here:
(with website URL typo !)
“The AMANO Tongue Cleanser not only reduces the source of bad breath and caries. But also unclogs the taste buds so food will taste better”
“Another well priced if offensive gift”
(for Fathers Day)
‘This cute and affordable gizmo is a tongue cleanser – run it down your tongue and be astonished at the muck it removes”
Media coverage of the 'Original' AMANO launch in 1992
"Regular Tongue scraping is a very effective way of preventing bad breath (and the dreaded 'Bottom of a Birdcage Syndrome') and clearing cellular debris from the tongue".
Media coverage of the 'Original' AMANO launch in 1992
"Lick into shape - Absolutely essential for kissing with confidence"