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A titan among tongue cleansers

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TiTANIUM 2018 is this season's exciting addition to the AMANO range of tongue cleansers.

The TiTANIUM 2018 is made from 100% titanium – the 22nd element in the periodic table and named after the Greek gods, the Titans.

As befits its name, TiTANIUM is as strong as steel, but less than half the weight (hence why aircraft frames are now made from titanium).

The TiTANIUM 2018 thus offers a supremely smooth and effective performance – with a slightly lighter feel on the tongue – which some customers might prefer.

The other classic AMANO – the NeoClassic 2017 – is made from a nickel and chrome steel alloy. Some people are allergic to nickel and chrome, so the 100% pure TiTANIUM 2018 may be a more suitable variant for them.

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 – and that means also towards the back of the tongue, where oral debris tends to lurk. This means tongue scraping has more of a chance of becoming a new and effective daily routine.

In keeping with its status as the top of the range AMANO, the TiTANIUM 2018 also comes in a metallic presentation case.

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A titan among tongue cleansers. Br Dent J 224, 838 (2018).

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