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The best electric toothbrush isn’t really the best tool for cleaning your tongue, and while taking care of your teeth is obviously paramount, your tongue plays a key role in the bad breath you’re trying to combat.

Tongue scrapers are self-explanatory, they scrape the layer of grossness (and bacteria) off your tongue, and eliminate bad breath in the process. I’ve used the double-bladed Gum Tongue Cleaner for as long as I can remember (because two blades), but there are also two-handed models and a stainless steel option if you want to avoid plastic.