Let us have a look at some of the causes of bad breath.
On an average, there are over 600 types of bacteria found in the mouth. Several of these can produce high levels of foul odors. The odors are produced mainly due to the breakdown of proteins into individual amino acids, followed by the further breakdown of certain amino acids to produce detectable foul gases. Therefore, bacteria can said as one of the prime causes of bad breath.
Certain medications cause the user to have foul smell from the mouth. Some medications form a film-like coating over the tongue and react with stomach acids to expel smell, which can result in bad breath. Generally, discontinuing such medications shoos the bad breath away.
Generally, postnasal drip streams down the back of throat during colds, allergies, and sinus infections. This drip can result in bad breath.Sometimes, tiny food nuggets lodge in the crypts of your tonsils or on the tongue and cause a foul odor. Also, at times, the air exiting the nostrils has a pungent odor due to sinus infections or foreign bodies. Such bad breath ceases to exist once the infection or problem is cured.
In large number of cases, bad breath comes from the gums and tongue as a result of poor oral hygiene. Some bacteria in mouth produce compounds that result in foul odor because the individual does not brush or floss frequently enough. Infrequent or improper brushing and flossing, allows food to stick between the teeth and decay inside the mouth, which, in turn, promotes the bacteria. Generally, bacteria that build up on the back of tongue or in between teeth are the main culprits. Poor oral hygiene can eventually lead to gum disease, which also result in bad breath.
Foods items like garlic, onions, etc. not only leave lasting odors in mouth, but also get absorbed into the bloodstream. The odors are then expelled from the lungs. Unless these foods are eliminated from the body, measures like mouthwash, chewing gum, and toothpaste can mask the odors.
Some people develop dry mouth that can result from taking antihistamines for allergies or a cold, or from antidepressants. In fact, a large number of prescription and over-the-counter medicines cause dry mouth. Dry mouth results in bad breath. Bad breath can also result from localized infections, diabetes, gastrointestinal disturbances, or liver or kidney ailments.
Most of the tobacco products cause bad breath. If one smokes or even chews tobacco, there are fair chances of that person having bad breath.
The most common location for mouth-related halitosis is the tongue. Tongue bacteria account for nearly 90% of all cases of mouth-related bad breath. Large quantities of naturally-occurring bacteria can be found on the posterior dorsum of the tongue. There bacteria stay relatively undisturbed by normal activity in the mouth, like mastication, brushing, etc. Most of the times, this part of the tongue is poorly cleansed. The convoluted microbial structure of the tongue dorsum provides an ideal habitat for anaerobic bacteria, which flourish under a continually-forming tongue coating of food debris, dead epithelial cells, postnasal drip and overlying bacteria, living and dead. When left on the tongue, the anaerobic respiration of such bacteria yield either putrescent or “rotten egg” smell. Therefore, it is cleaning the tongue properly is the most widely known method to get rid of bad breath. While methods like mints, sprays, mouthwash, etc. may temporarily mask the odors, cleaning the tongue using a tongue cleaner or toothbrush proves to be highly effective.
Parts of the mouth like inter-dental and sub-gingival niches may contain huge amount of bacteria, resulting in bad breath. In addition to this, faulty dental work, abscesses, unclean dentures, and lesions caused by viral infections like Herpes Simplex Virus may also contribute to bad breath.
Periodontal disease is a common cause of bad breath. Waste products from bacteria growing below the gumline have a foul odor and have been found to produce a very intense bad breath. Removal of the subgingival calculus and friable tissue using different techniques like subgingival scaling, etc. can improve mouth odor considerably. Root planing and irrigation with an antibiotic mouth rinse can also help a great deal.
Putrefaction from the tonsils contributes to nearly 5% bad breath cases. Small number of population also suffers from tonsilloliths. These smell extremely foul when released and can cause extreme bad breath.
When the valve between the stomach and the esophagus does not close properly due to any reason (hiatal hernia, GERD, or any other), it allows acid to enter the esophagus, which causes the gases to escape to the mouth, which, in turn, results in bad breath. In addition to this, Zenker's diverticulum may also result in bad breath.
Some of the patients seeking advice on bad breath suffer from halitophobia – a delusional halitosis resulting from manifestation of Olfactory Reference Syndrome. The condition is also known by the name of pseudohalitosis, at times.
Few systemic medical conditions can also cause bad breath. Some of these conditions are:
One may not always know that he/she has bad breath. It is because the olfactory nerves (odor-detecting cells) in the nose eventually get used to the smell and do not let the person know of anything odd. But, other people come to notice this foul odor instantly. One can get make a judgement that he/she has bad breath if he/she notices people stepping away while one are speaking. Also, it can be easily judged from peoples' reaction, if they are uncomfortable talking because of one's bad breath.
Below are some home remedies to keep bad breath at bay.
Spices in kitchen are natural breath enhancers, especially cloves, anise seeds, fennel, etc. can be consumed after odoriferous meals to keep away bad breath. These spices have strong fragrances of their own and overpower the foul smell of bad breath. It is also advised to carry a tiny plastic bag of spices along whenever out of home.
Tongue has several hair-like projections which acts as room to harbor plaque and bacteria along with the things we eat. All of this can result in bad breath. Therefore, it is advised to clean tongue thoroughly with a tongue cleaner every time you brush your teeth. Doing this on a regular basis will keep bad breath away.
Beverages like coffee, beer, whiskey, wine, etc. are at the top of the list of offenders. Each of these beverages leaves a residue that can attach to the plaque in mouth and infiltrate the digestive system. Each breath you take spews traces back into the air. Therefore, it is advised to avoid these aforementioned beverages to keep away bad breath.
Some odors can be eliminated if you brush immediately after the meal. Bad breath is largely result of soft, sticky film of living and dead bacteria on teeth and gums. At any time, there are about 50 trillion microscopic organisms in mouth. Therefore, it is advised to brush thoroughly after every meal to keep the concentration of these bacteria on a lower side, and avoid bad breath.
Mix extracts of sage, calendula, and myrrh gum in equal proportions and gargle with the mixture at least four times a day. Keep the mouthwash at room temperature in a tightly sealed jar.
Rinsing frequently flushes out the bacteria from mouth and keeps their concentration low. Even when you can not brush, just go ahead and rinse your mouth thoroughly. Take a sip of water after meals, swish it around, and rinse thoroughly to wash the smell of food from your mouth.
Parsley is known to be a breath saver as it contains chlorophyll, a well-known breath deodorizer. Add more of parsley in your regular diet and chew it thoroughly. Alternatively, you can also sip parsley juice to refresh your breath.
Like mouthwash, a breath mint or minty gum is just a cover-up, good for a short interview, a short ride in a compact car or a very short date. You can also try sugarless gum or candy to keep your mouth moist and fresh.
Baking soda is a great way to clean your teeth and get fresh breath. It works by changing the pH (acidity) level in mouth, thereby limiting the growth of the bacteria in mouth. For fresher breath, sprinkle some baking soda into your palm, dip a damp toothbrush into the baking soda, and brush.
Vegetables like carrots and celery fight plaque to keep bad breath away for good time. Add more of fresh vegetables to your salad.
Taking black or green tea in the morning instead of coffee can help get rid of your morning breath. Also, consuming it 3 to 4 times in middle of the day will keep mouth fresh and healthy. Black and green teas contain polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. These polyphenols fight bacteria in mouth, thereby improving the breath.
Drinking water can help flush bacteria out of mouth and prevent bad breath. Keep a glass of water by bedside at night and drink plenty before you go to bed and after waking up to prevent stinky morning breath.
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a highly valuable mouthwash as it fights the problem of bad breath. Just add half a tablespoonful of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and gargle for around 10 seconds. Rinse.
A toothpaste with tea tree oil added to it can be an effective remedy for bad breath. Just add a drop of tea tree oil to toothpaste before brushing. You can also prepare a mouthwash with tea tree oil by adding 3 drops to a cup of warm water. Gargle this solution for two to three times daily after each meal, if possible.
Citric acid present in citric fruits stimulates the saliva, which in turn, aids in the suppression of smell-causing bacteria in mouth. Do not allow your mouth to dry as dry mouth often causes bad breath. Fruits like orange, lemon, and Indian gooseberry can help a great deal.
Avocados yield better results in comparison to the mouth lotions or any other solutions available in the market. The fruit works by removing intestinal decomposition which is a known cause of bad breath. Include avocados in your regular diet to keep bad breath away.
Unripe guava is rich in tannic, phosphoric, oxalic and malic acids. It is a great remedy for bad breath (halitosis). The fruit also contains vital minerals like manganese, calcium and oxalate that promote teeth and gum health. Not only it can cure bad breath, but also can be an effective solution for bleeding gums.
Chewing small stem of fresh spearmint, rosemary, tarragon and parsley for up to a minute can help alleviate bad breath for considerable time period.
Chew some sunflower seeds and drink a glass of water after meals. This is a good natural remedy for bad breath.
Fenugreek seeds are an effective remedy for bad breath. Tea prepared from fenugreek seeds can be consumed to fight bad breath. Just add one teaspoonful of seeds in half liter of cold water and boil it for around 15 minutes on low flame. Strain the seeds and consume as tea.
Rinsing mouth with hydrogen peroxide before brushing is a great home remedy for bad breath. Hydrogen peroxide causes the bacteria to die and keep mouth fresh and germ-less. It is a great remedy for bad breath.
There are a lots of myths about keeping bad breath away. Here are some that do not hold true.
False. Mouthwash can only get rid of bad breath temporarily. Go for an antibacterial mouthwash that kills the smell-causing bacteria. Make sure the mouthwash has been approved by American Dental Association.
Conditions apply! To clean all the surfaces of your mouth thoroughly, you should brush for at least 2 minutes, and at least twice a day. While most people only brush their teeth for 30 to 45 seconds, it fails to kill and remove all the bacteria. Also, make sure you brush your tongue and floss every time you brush. If done thoroughly, there are fair chances you would not have bad breath because of any dental causes.
False. When anyone breathes, he/she does not use the throat in the same way as he/she talks. Talking brings out the odors from the back of the mouth, which exhaling does not do. Also, because we tend to get used to our own smells, it is hard for a person to tell if he/she has bad breath.
Try to brush and floss after every meal, or at least twice a day. Thorough brushing involves brushing the tongue, cheeks, and the roof of the mouth to remove bacteria and food particles. Flossing removes plaque, bacteria, and food particles trapped between teeth. Clean the tongue using a tongue scraper. Use a quality antibacterial mouthwash after you are done with brushing.
If you wear a retainer or any other kind of removable appliance, clean it thoroughly each time you brush. Take extra time and care to clean all the nooks and crannies if you have braces.
Sugar-free gum helps stimulate saliva, which, in turn, helps cleanse the teeth and gums and prevents mouth to dry.
Avoid, rather stop, using tobacco and tobacco products. Tobacco is one of the big causes of halitosis and mouth cancer. Getting professional help right now will reap benefits in future.
Never wear your dentures to sleep. Clean them thoroughly and leave them out until morning.
Staying in stress causes mouth to dry, which can cause bad breath.
Alcohol-based mouthwashes can cause the mouth to dry out, which can result in bad breath.
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If you are embarrased by having bad breath sometimes, (you know you don't have a serious problem) it could just be because you are not eating the right foods. If you're hungry, your breath starts smelling really bad. and if your at a place where you cannot get any healthy, wholesome food that will actually fill your stomach, do NOT go for that chocolate bar in the vending machine. Your breath will get worse when you are hungry and you eat junk food. If there's not even a salad you can buy at the nearest mcdonalds, there's no food to grab, drink pleanty of water. Wehn you get the chance, Eat a healthy snadwich (lettuce, turky, chicken, etc.) and some more water. When you are full and your stomach is satisfied, the bad breath will be gone.
however, if you always tend to have bad breath, and do not feel good, that when you should see a doctor.
hope this helped.:-)
#1 - Private - 08/27/2007 - 21:52
Use dental flows to clean the food particle between the teeth which does not come out by brushing the tooth and causes bad breath.
#2 - Prankster - 12/21/2007 - 00:34
One of the most effective treatments for Bad Breaths and Bleeding Gums is brushing your teeth every night with a pinch of Salt. You will see results within a week.
No More Bad Breath OR Bleeding Gums...
Try it! ;-)
#3 - Shalina Rodrigues - 09/02/2008 - 10:57
as u brush ur teeth turn ur brush horizontally and sweep the tongue 3x.this will remove some of the bacteris that will cause bad breath.
#4 - TAM - 09/12/2008 - 21:29
one thing that i have learned the hard way is that chewing gum and eating mints normally doesnt help or get rid of the bad breath.....som stay away from those kind of things....just drink lots of water!!!! :-)
#5 - BECKY - 10/05/2008 - 13:06
Avoid common salts. Use Sea Salt in warm water to rinse. Avoid common toothpastes as most cause cancers in humans and also can cause liver and kidney damage. Brush with Baking Soda and Peroxide. Brush the tongue always. Take half a strawberry, and rub around the teeth and gums. Rinse with the warm water and sea salt. Chew on Parsley leaves or peppermint leaf.
#6 - Thought Nubian - 11/18/2008 - 12:13
alovera gel diluted in water and alovera juice works like magic
#7 - mimi - 12/20/2008 - 03:06
#8 - sarah - 01/09/2009 - 18:28
:- all i gotta do is just brush your freaking teeth !! that would take care of your promblem!!
#9 - melissa yo - 01/09/2009 - 23:59
mainly- floss. you need to floss your teeth usually after each meal. as far as brushing teeth.. brush them like your going to have to show them off at the red carpet. try to get in between and behind teeth as good as possible. :-D
#10 - kylie - 01/12/2009 - 23:56
how to clean tounges more effectively other than scratiching it with tounge cleaner.
#11 - mohit - 01/15/2009 - 14:59
just off the top of my head i would recommend brushing your teeth at least once a day. This includes your tongue as far back as you can. this should it for you. keep your mouth stink free by not eating poop,stinkbugs,gym socks,used tampons,panty liners,rotten stuff,stinky foods,don't lick armpits,dont suck feet,and stay away from high simple carb foods.
#12 - foot suckers are gross - 01/30/2009 - 17:04
I've read every comment here and it seems like people assume that bad breath is due to poor hygine. Sure! Some people have bad breath because they dont take care of their mouth/teeth. My husband's breath smells terrible latelly. He brushes every morning after b-fast, sometimes after lunch and always.. and I mean.. ALWAYS before bed (this includes, mouthwash and floss). He goes to the dentist every 6 months for cleanings and tune ups and his teeth are by all definitions healthy. He drinks plenty green tea, doesn't drink alcohool, does no smoke. How do I explain the bad breath?
#13 - Anna - 01/31/2009 - 10:16
Scrub out your mouth with a tounge cleaner and a toothbrush, then swill some baking soda mixed with warm water around in your mouth to prevent bacteria from living there.
#14 - Daniel - 02/07/2009 - 03:00
I disagree with parsley - Food Network's new food detective show just did a piece on bad breath - and they tried tea, seeds, gum, brushing, parsley - the only ones that worked was brushing after every meal and chewing gum
#15 - Brett - 02/08/2009 - 20:25
what I can think of is:
- maintain a consistant oral hygene routine with all ( if possible for you ) NATURAL products or home-made products. ie: baking soda rinse, sea salt rinse.
*make sure to brush/massage your gums but not too hard. your gusm can recede and that is irreversible!
*try oral b's humming bird flosser. flosses and massages at the same time
*an amazing product is a water pik! it is definately worth it to invest in one.
- avoid unhealthy super processed/refined foods. coffee/smoking = bad breath no matter what.
- try eating pineapple after meals as it helps aid in digestion, and adds a sweetness to your breath
- change your tooth brush!! don't always wait for the blue part to turn white on the tips, change it often. bacteria accumulates on toothbrushes. you could also rinse your tooth brush in baking soda.
- have a pack of good mint gum
(natural if you can) close to you always... carry a 'travel' tooth brush in your bag, but make sure to give it the rinse as they are prone to becoming smelly after use and putting the cover over them.
#16 - bdix - 02/11/2009 - 11:57
I too have something going on with my breath. I brush and floss daily. I recently started 1.Brush my teeth with tooth paste 2. dip mytooth brush in baking soda and brush again including tonge,gums,cheeks and roof of mouth 3. rinse and gargle with 100 % lemon juice. I have done this now for 1 week and my kids have not told me ,y brath stinks so it must be working. I also feel like my mouth is clean. I notice my tongue is pink and my teeth feel and look squeeky clean. I do this at night before bed and in the morning. While at work I brush with paste and gargle with Thera Breath mouth wash.
#17 - Maryann - 02/24/2009 - 12:30
sometimes, the cause of bad breath could be chronic acid reflux problem and sinus infection. even if you brush regularly, floss, use gums, rinse and gargel with mouthwash, one will still have a foul breath because of the two factors.
#18 - evening whirlpool - 03/22/2009 - 21:11
I am very problematic..I am very conscious of it since I don't remember when it occurs, that was years ago. I brush my teeth almost every hour but my breath still stinks. Sometimes I feel that there is something unexplainable happening in my throat, tastes like chemical, I spit it or drink a lot of water to relieve my taste bud of that taste. omeone told me that the problem may be on my stomach, is that possible?? I brush my teeth often but I am not confident to speak with people even with my own husband. This problem causes me low self-esteem, I remember my classmates when I was in college, talking about me and my stinky breath..also my niece that was 5 years of age, your breath stinks.. what will I do?
#19 - problematic - 04/13/2009 - 20:58
My oral health I'm told by dentists. My denists don't have to do much cleaning, because of my flossing, and I brush my teeth at least 3x's a day and twice per brushing cleaning my toothbrush w/poroxider between each of those brushings. I brush my jaws, teeth, gums, roof of mouth, use tongue scraper (rinsing w/water & poroxide per scraping), and brushing where my wisdom teeth were extracted the back of those teeth and corners along with brushing the roof of my mouth. I gargle all the time with poroxide and mouth wash. I take medicatiion because my physician said it might be my stomach. I don't have tonsiliths according to my physician and oral hygienist. I started having breath odor around the age of 5. In my teens, I notice a yellowish discharge on my pillow that flowed out of my mouth as I slept. I started sleeping with a clean towel over my pillow every night. I use to have severe VERY painful sore throats from the time I was 5 until I was approximately 20. I would go through bottles of throat sprays every so many months that I thought that I was going to be ill from all those formula sprays. HMMM, what to do or think? Well, I don't think home remedies are going to work on all of us who suffer from halitosis, because it's a coverup of something more complicated. I wish someone or medical scientists would take it more seriously than what the general population does and find a true genuine treatment. So many people out there treat us with such disdain, but it's not our fault. I live my life as a spectator all the time so that I don't offend "people", but I want to be a participator! I want to laugh and talk with people and not feel such misery or fear of embarrassing odor coming out of my mouth while I'm speaking. OH how it has affected my life. Is anyone listening, it has affected almost every part of my life in unbelievable negative ways that anyone out living without could never even begin to imaginge, but thank GOD I still have such courage to hold my head up and live. Please find us a cure.
#20 - NotSoSimple - 04/14/2009 - 09:02
What else? Apart from all the oral hygiene, which is obvious, is there more help for halotosis. I believe so. First and foremost, if this halotosis is causing a depression in ones life and it seems unnatural, then God can surely help. Just pray. I also believe that bad breath can come from your stomach and or intestines. It may be a good idea to detoxify oneself with those supplements like dual action cleanse. I also believe that the soul/spirit/body are all connected. For example anxiety can dry your mouth. Therefore if you trust in God, can rid yourself of anxiety. Clean your soul for fresher, healthy breath. It should all connect. Plus eat lots of fiberous food and papaya before you go to sleep. There is hope, Surely there is hope!
#21 - healthy soul - 04/23/2009 - 17:37
I found a Scope and Listerine mixture, gargled and swished for a minute, can do very well, but don't forget bad breath can come from as far back as the backsides of your throat. The Food Network said brushing your teeth and tongue with toothpaste, flossing, and chewing on a couple pieces of gum, specifically cinnamon, should do the trick. While chewing, the cinnamon goes down your throat reaching those parts your toothbrush can't get to.
#22 - Stealth - 04/27/2009 - 23:43
#23 - bert - 04/28/2009 - 14:38
my mom ate 8 garlic cloves and took in 2 asprins just to relieve a headache and so her breath has been kicken for 2 days so if someone can help, what can i tell her to try?:-)
#24 - gigi - 05/02/2009 - 07:25
I tried thera breath and it worked. If your problem is chronic then, try the xtra strength,It really works.
#25 - serious problem - 05/05/2009 - 23:33
Eat less meat. Meat makes the body and breath smell bad. Eating raw almonds kind of neutralizes bad breath. Also eat handfuls of clean parsley and drinking mineral water.
#26 - Miss know it all - 06/24/2009 - 09:08
Hi guys, I have read all that u guys have written and am try the regular brushing and drinking tea with out sugar.... i hope this works for me.. as i keep having bad breath on a regular basis. Saw the doc also, gave me some anti biotic to clean my stomach but now again it back... so i am figuring out that may its coz I dont have a lot of water... will try all these for a week and share with u all again...
#27 - Ranu - 06/26/2009 - 19:53
try eating raisins!!!!:-D
#28 - jen@405 - 07/10/2009 - 13:52
This message is for "Not so simple"... I'm not sure if you'll even read this since you wrote in April and I'm writing this in July but here it goes anyway. You're not alone as I read about your kind of problem a lot of people feel the same way as you. I too have concerns of bad breath and I too am constantly brushing, flossing and gargling and my husband swears that I live in the bathroom due to hygiene LOL. However, I don't think it's as simple as that. I am very moved by some of the comments that I've just read and I do believe that bad breath also comes from what you eat (such as too much meat in the stomach causing digestive problems) and also from sinus issues. So here's what I'm going to try: I'm going to try to change my eating habits by reducing my meat intake.... adding more fresh vegetables and raw fruit... especially pineapple and apples. I'm going to add yogurt to my diet each morning. I'm going to add a pinch of sea salt to my toothbrush when I brush. And lastly, I'm going to add a little yoga to my exercise routine to take away some of the stress that I feel because I believe that stress in itself can have damaging effects to the body. I am going to make a conscious decision to choose to run my life and not allow bad breath to run me. And lastly, but most important, I'm going to thank God for the blessings in my life and start living with confidence and assurance the way that He created me to live. I hope you'll choose to do the same... God Bless
#29 - Pat - 07/19/2009 - 08:44
quick remedy for bad breath i have triend everything...but the problem is we ourselves dont come to know that our breath stinks.
#30 - veens - 07/22/2009 - 10:17
When i brush my teeth, I use a sonicaire (didn't spell that right, i know) tooth brush. It times your brush time. It's really snazzy:-D
So it makes you brush your teeth for 2 minutes and it times you for 30 seconds on your bottom and top and inside bottom and inside top. Then, once my 2 minutes are up, the toothbrush turns off by its self. Then i turn it back on, ignore the timer, and brush my tounge. Your tounge is where most of the germs are that cause bad breath. Once i finish that, I floss and get all the plaque out from inbetween my teeth. I then finish off with rinsing for 60 seconds with Listerine mouthwashe. Im not sure exactly the name but the one i use is a blue and it works WONDERS.
hope i helped:-D
#31 - Shannon - 07/29/2009 - 15:14
message for NotSoSimple - you may be suffering from tonsil stones which are said to be very smelly but can be treated - good luck!
#32 - Mary - 08/13/2009 - 08:31
VERY IMPORTANT, YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS REMEDY - every time you to get rid of your bad breath use a glass of water with salt and gargle with this. 100% effective. I also use a tongue cleaner before. Cheap, effective, not definitive but at least it works and you can enjoy your life. Be Nice 2 Peolple.
#33 - sinubi - 08/21/2009 - 03:58
B-) i think u shud try fenel seeds they freshen your breath immdeiatley
#34 - fennelboy - 08/24/2009 - 13:28
u may also visit web site sahajayoga.org and learn to meditate. The problems related to stomach & throat, mouth will be cleared after nabhi & vishuddhi chakras are cleared.
Your all round development and spiritual assent will also take place automatically!
#35 - ashok kumar misra - 09/07/2009 - 19:45
Hi, if your breath is kicken, try to eat more chicken. As my uncle Archie once told me at a Civil War reinactment, "boy, go down yonder and fetch me some cannon balls so I can pop some caps in them thar asses." It became clear to me, man, maybe I should do something different with my life. So, to summerize these events, make sure you.... wait, what am I typing my opinion on again? Oh yeah, try typing without looking at keyboard and you to could become a better typer in just a few days. As my brother Sampson always says, " Bye."
#36 - poop breath - 09/25/2009 - 09:10
that was really painful...i mean living all your life suffering from bad breath... well, count me in, ive been suffering from this affliction since i was 13 years old...im 22 now, although its so disgusting and degrading, it never hindered me from doing what i want most in life...To speak...yeah, i can never really express my feelings verbally that much because i am aware that people are offended by my stinking breath, but guess what, i have become a good writer instead..i was editor in chief and feature editor during my college days... well, i still join extemporaneous speaking contests and debates and luckily, i win,,, part of the compensation process in p[sychology! wahahaha...but im still hopeful that someday, ll be totally relieved of this affliction... im still glad i was born and that i have family and friends who really love m,e despite my offensive breath...im a nurse by the way, and that makes it more difficult for me because i have to talk to people everyday and give them good health instructions...ill try to follow all your suggestions, it might help me...im so glad i visited this site...im not alone in this war against halitosis
#37 - debater - 09/27/2009 - 00:51
>-( This is so saaad waaaa boooo, why me, why meee heeee heeee>-(, yip, cruel people, who have nice and fresh breath, jip, that's what they call me, dragon breath! Can you imagine:-o, how big a dragon is, and what it eats. By the way, my two wisdom teeth are decaying, am scared to go to the dentist to pool them out because am scared they gonna have to drill them out! and that is the most scariest experience, oooh believe me brother, i have been there, done that, it is SCAAAAARY. What EFFECTIVE remedy besides parsely, yoghurt etc can i use, i think the baking soda and sea salt sounds convincing. and oh ya, with the baking soda or salt do you mix it with you toothpaste Answer please anyone, dont wanna be called dragon breath for the rest of my life!!!!!!:-(
#38 - Dragon breath - 09/28/2009 - 03:02
>-( i just read about tonsil stones, i might have one, because ever since i was a child, ive been suffering from tonsilitis, huhuhu! good lord i still don't have Rheumatic heart disease!
#39 - debater - 10/10/2009 - 11:05
Try to inhale and exhale every 5 min's using your mouth.. This will allow your bad breath to be replaced with the new fresh air of outside..!!
#40 - Simon - 10/11/2009 - 03:22
this works for mee;-)
(1) eat healthy
(2) drink plenty of water as you should be anyway
(3) have toothbrush with a special tounge cleaner on the back helps because it means that lots of bacteria is taken away but if you use an ordinary toothbrush that dosent have the tounge bit your basicly spreading germs from your teeth to your tonge and that causes infection
P.S i dont come on this site much i just seemed to find it when i was looking for home remidies for skin so i proberly wont reply to any comments SORRY xxx
#41 - babe - 10/18/2009 - 14:15
ye all wount have smelly breath if we brushed yer teeth
#42 - fresh n her breath up - 10/27/2009 - 17:45
srry for saying dis every one but dragon breath id hate to talk 2 you face to face eww and god help da fella that has to kiss you even though we haven met in a way i feel lucky ps try brushing your teeth or get them pulled and you wont have to deal with them hahahahaha pss i only came on dis site to make fun of ye hahahahaha
#43 - iv fresh breath - 10/29/2009 - 08:16
I also have the problem of bad breath. It is NOT the hygiene that is the problem. It is the stomach acid and constant sinus drainage. Allergies cause the sinisitis which cause the sinus problem that causes sinus infection. That infection drains into the throat and lungs. I also have gastritis and other stomach problems and have for years. This causes food not to digest as fast as it should and the smell of undigested food in the stomach is like a garbage can! This can not be helped. I take medications to help the allergies and to speed up the digestion in my stomach, but I have side effects to the medications and have to be careful. All I can do is try to mask the odor with gum and mints. Try not to judge people who have these problems. Some really do try to take care of the problem and they do take care of their teeth. By the way, some medications can cause bad breath and also tooth problems.
#44 - Me bad too - 10/31/2009 - 10:10
so i just got braces put in yest. hurts like...well, let's just say it hurts. and, i don't know if they're related but i have stinky mucus in my nose. when i sniff it goes down my throat and my breath stinks. what the hell is going on??? it's been 2 days since it began to stink. i looked up smelly mucus and all i got was 'sinuses' and 'tonsil stones' i have just the one symptom. i'm not coughing up white balls or anything...help.
#45 - JustGotBraces - 11/25/2009 - 12:45
i tried urs sinubi and it does work!;-);-);-);-);-);-);-) PIE IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-):-):-)
#46 - jessie pieisgood - 11/26/2009 - 19:08
Hey! I have heard chewing on a few fennel seeds is good for bad breath or once in a while putting a drop of sweet orange essential oil on your tongue is great whenever your mouth needs to be refreshed. I will try Sinubi's remedy while I wait for the fennel seeds, though. ;-)
#47 - Nature_Chick101 - 12/11/2009 - 18:31
:-) Hi again! Just tried Sinubi's remedy (putting salt in water and using as a gargle) and it already works! Yay!
#48 - Nature_Chick101 - 12/11/2009 - 18:51
Hungur may be a problem.... which is solvable. You may be having the problem of constipation. When the stool is noy clear, is decomposes in intestine. The bad smell gets sucked in blood, and resilts in bad breeth. Thus clear up the stool by laxsatives, and see the difference,
#49 - RAJESH BAWKAR,INDIA - 12/17/2009 - 11:57
my toungue has white stuff on i, like a white film, and ive tried the salt thing, and i brush 3 times a day, but nothing will get rid of it........ i have a girlfriend and im afraid 2 make out with her cuz i dont want her 2 "taste" my bad breath............. plz help me
#50 - dude wid the breath - 12/19/2009 - 20:59
hey ive found a cure!!! drink lots of water and gargle peroxcide, and then brush and scrape your tounge, it really works!!! brush twice a day and stay hydrated
#51 - help - 12/26/2009 - 20:31
bad breath is also caused by an unclean stomach, cardamom is very helpful because is contains chemicals that treat stomach and intestinal spasms and gas, it then increases the movement of food in the intestine. its also been studied that long term use of cardamom can cause cardiovascular problems..
rinsing mouth with H2O2 is very helpful but can be very dangerous if swallowed but only if in large proportions.
#52 - royboy011 - 01/04/2010 - 23:49
MY MOUTH SMELLS LIKE BUTTTTTT AND I HATE IT BECAUSE MY GIRLFRIEND AND HER GIRLFRIENDS HATE IT TOO. I NEED SOOOOOOOOOO MANY TECHNIQUES TO CURE IT. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. HELP ME. THIS WILL BE MY LAST HOPE. IVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE MY BREATH SMELL LIKE MINT SINCE SOOO MANY YEARS AGO. HELP ME HELP ME HELP ME. IF U CAN HELP ME PLEASE DO. GOD BLESS THEE CHILDREN OF THIS WORLD
#53 - buttripper - 01/04/2010 - 23:55
UESE FLOSS OVER YOUR TOUNGE AND BETWEEN ALL YOUR TEETH AND BRUSH AFTER EACH FOOD AND HDRINK IT REALLY WORKS AND TO THE BUTTRIPPER YOU MAY HAVE TONSIL STONES MY SON HAD THEM AND HAD SHIT BREATH HE SMELLED LIKE HE ATE SHIT SANDWICHES EVERYDAY FOR LUNCH BUT ALL IT TOOK WAS GETTING HIS TONSILS OUT IT IS THE ONLY CURE GOOD LUCK BUTTRIPPER AND CALL YOUR DR ASAP
#54 - NICKO - 02/10/2010 - 21:06
For me tonsil stones were a serious problem but I also suffered from poor oral hygeine. Also, if you are eating a lot of protein it can cause your breath to smell terrible. There are tons of amazing simple bad breath home remedies which worked for me. Good luck! S
#55 - Shirley - 02/23/2010 - 04:16
bad breath is caused by bacteria of some sort. it can also be caused by certain medicines. My husband's breath smells like poop. Although I he takes certain medications I'm convinced that his bad breath is a product of poor hygene. It seems that he only does enough to get by. I've tried to giving him subtle tips on better hygene. But he's conviced that his breath doesn't smell. He's gone to the Dentist and they advised him of all he needed to do to maintain a healthy mouth and combat the bacteria, but they didn't just come out and say that he has bad breath. So someone please tell me how to tell my husband, he's gets defensive each time I try to bring it up. He thinks that I don't kiss him because I'm not interested. I just don't want his bacteria in my mouth. I really feel like it's pulling us apart. Because he refuses to believe. And no one else will tell him. But I can see the expression on peoples faces when they he talks to them.
#56 - Melissa - 02/23/2010 - 16:19
Melissa, I feel you. Please try to be tactical in your approach as the most paranoid person you can ever meet is someone with halitosis. Moreover, most sufferers don't know they have bad breath and so you need to sympathize with him. The way I will approach this for both of you if possible to be using the same regimen aimed towards eliminating halitosis. Although you don't suffer from bad breath but you will need to help you spouse out of this predicament in the interest of your peaceful and happy cohabitation. These are what I have done and eliminated my halitosis by 80% (no more reaction anymore):
1. Eliminate white bread and even wheat breath (bread altogether
2. Eliminate white rice permanently; only eat brown rice
3. Eat apple at least twice a day
4. Eat yogurt (withactive cultures of probiotics)
5. Take Probiotic capsule (at least I Billion live cultures)
6. Brush teeth, tongue and gum after each meal and at least 3 times a day ; brush up to back of tongue
7. Floss daily (I use waterpik for flossing)
8. Gently Scrape tongue to back of tongue daily
9. Eat fennel seed after each meal to freshen breath
10. Permanently eliminate sugar from your diet
11. Eat plenty of fibrous food especially salads and any other green leafy vegetables
12. Avoid dairies: milk, cheese and all dairies
13. Avoid bean and egg-yolk (could worsen bad breath)
14. Eat almond to provide your protein and calcium
15. Stop eating meat, chicken and fish (they worsen halitosis)
16. Gargle with sea salt
Excellent oral hygiene and regular visit to your dentist
Overall, what will eliminate bad breath completely is by becoming a raw food eater or raw vegan if you will. If bad breath is not treated and arrested in a timely manner, it could rapidly progress to an incapacitating halitosis. So please rise up and get him started on the above regiment. Good luck to you.
#57 - stegma - 02/27/2010 - 19:08
i want some very easy remedies that will vanish my bad breath forever ......... pls help meeeeeeeeeee.............:-(
#58 - Payush Khurana - 03/20/2010 - 02:59
i also suffer from the same problem though mine started when i got pregnant for my firt son.
i used to pitt a lot and sometimes had to store saliva in my month for a long while.
this only stops after delivery and i have had 3 kid so far.
i have lost my self confidence as i can't even talk in public.
i can't ki my huband whenever we r together.
friends and colleagues all react when i talk to them.
i have prayed to God and still believing He will ill me.
God are u out there?
Please help me as the shame and reproach is too much.
#59 - tam - 03/22/2010 - 11:43
i have bad breath yar. i have visited family doctor and also dentist but it has't helped me. plz help me the bad breath comes 24 hr help plz. i am thinking of suside now !!
#60 - mangesh - 03/24/2010 - 06:02
god blessed you all who have shared some advice for in a little way you help a lot of people like me
#61 - i read good comment - 03/27/2010 - 11:13
if any one has bad breath so use Wooden tooth brush (Maswac) so inshallah this bad breath will be finsh by using Maswac
#62 - Hamid - 04/21/2010 - 00:25
yoghurt is dairy..so yoghurt or no yoghurt?
#63 - confused - 04/28/2010 - 08:39
I have a very bad breath, it remains throughout the day. It has made my life hell. I have consulted many doctors and taken lot of medication but everything is in vain. I do not have any tooth decay problem also, i think there is some intestinal problem. Please someone help me get rid of this problem as i can not bear any embarassements further.
#64 - Super Bad breath - 05/25/2010 - 07:10
>-( I too has the same problem. tried this and that but nothing has helped but still got some hope that one day Jehovah-God will make me perfect and free from any kind of imperfection. Our "problem" is just caused by our imperfection not that we were worse offenders than others. So mi advice is tha let us all remain in faith with a hope that one day our PERFECT Creator will render us perfect at the conclusion of this system of things...........In case u wanted to know this Problem has helped me to consendred on more imported things like mi sprituality. there u got it every cloud has a sliverlining...
#65 - Imperfect - 06/03/2010 - 05:32
CHLOROPHYLL. LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL
If you are using proper alcohol free toothpastes and mouthwashes -- like dioxibrite or oxyfresh or smartmouth and you're still having bad breath then it is something to do with your digestive system.
Take chlrophyll twice a day. It will give you huge energy as well
#66 - Jamie - 06/26/2010 - 04:44
I'm trying the sea salt rinse and so far so good !!
#67 - Not feeling so good - 07/15/2010 - 05:35
Tang ina nmn ! God blessed you all who have share advice!
#68 - Pipo - 07/19/2010 - 13:26
nice advices! will try given advices.. any other effective tips? thanks all
#69 - its me - 07/26/2010 - 09:08
how i found out that my breath stank?
my sister told me she couldn't stand it when i talked... i now try to avoid every possible person when they try to talk to me :S
HELP ME please
#70 - sad - 07/30/2010 - 08:42
my breath is like just did a pooh and my wife left me.i use tongue scrubber but as soon I eat it smells worst.help me
#71 - akim tahir - 09/17/2010 - 21:47
Lots of water helped me a lot! I don't wake up with that terrible taste in my mouth either :-D
#72 - no more - 09/29/2010 - 08:47
my breath is smelling too bad.i stopped my education because of badbreath.plse help me
#73 - mansoor - 09/30/2010 - 13:04
i have been suffering from bad breath for the last 15 years.i hv a sinus problem & that causes the harm. I ve taken lots of medicines but in vain. Plzzzzz tell me what shud i do..
#74 - yashashri - 10/01/2010 - 13:39
if you are suffering from halitosis (a diseise for bad breath) heres what you do and no i dont have it but this is what i think you should do, brush your teeth longer and make sure you get under your tounge and on it and chew alot of SUGAR FREE spearment gum
#75 - cc - 10/02/2010 - 22:12
The best remedy is in the morning and night brush your teeth regular and also using baking soda power
in time you'll will see the different .
#76 - Gko - 10/10/2010 - 20:58
Can anyone tell me how to get rid of tonsil stones? Which are the most effective ways without moving out tonsils?
#77 - silvia - 10/16/2010 - 14:23
>-(>-(>-(>-( bullocks ........mate ,let me know some cheap long lasting solution either a mouthwash or some
#78 - v ishnu - 10/18/2010 - 04:04
I can relate to all of you. been suffering from bad breath for about 4 years now and all the toothpaste and listerine in the world doesn't help. Flossing helps a little bit but never fully eliminates the problem. Gum and mints only mask the problem, don't solve it. My dentist says my teeth and gums are fine. I go every four months for cleanings and I've never had a cavity in my life. My dentist says my teeth and gums are fine. But I taste metal all day long. And every time I speak to people, they cover their mouths. It's sooooo embarrassing. I'm too insecure to go on dates, or talk to guys at clubs. And I shouldn't be insecure because I consider myself an attractive girl. Never had a problem talking to guys before this started. I don't want this to ruin my life anymore. I'm going to try the sea salt mouthrinse/gargle thing and hopefully it works. Thanks everyone for your advice... :-)
#79 - wrongfully insecure - 10/24/2010 - 18:59
i noticed that i have bad breath after finishing college.i have a sinus problem.my EENT doctor said that it is one of the cause of the halitosis.i took medicines for sinusitis but it does work.my sinusitis is still there.i discharge mucus right after eating my meals. i am looking for the best medicine that can cure sinusitis and bad breath because it greatly affects my life.please help me.
#80 - inferiority complex - 10/26/2010 - 04:21
is there any help out there what do you do when you buy all the exspensive breath products and nothing works are we being taken advantage of because we are trying everything but nothing works only genuine texters reply really really really need help
#81 - needhelp - 11/14/2010 - 22:53
After reading all these great reviews on this page of TheraBreath, I went to Walmart and bought the mouth wash and the toothpaste. (Later I also got it from Target). I can't tell any difference; even before trying it, I could never even smell my own bad breath. According to my wife, it would stink up the entire room, but I could not smell it. Even tried licking my hand, and after 10s smelling it, but could not smell it. I had tried tongue scrapper before, water pik, flossing; but to no avail. Then I went to the dentist, who said after 'deep cleaning' there would be a drastic difference in the smell. But after two painful sessions of getting the gumline deep cleaned, there was zero difference in bad breath. Listerine was useless. I have been trying Therabreath for more than a week now, my wife says it does make the bad smell go away. But at night, after I have fallen asleep, she says the bad breath returns after about 4 hours. It is definitely some improvement from before when nothing helped. Now I am trying to take Therabreath at shorter intervals, and carry the mouthwash with me; so hopefully it will help more.
#82 - bobreath - 11/17/2010 - 15:34
i started w bad breath right after my 1st baby was born. it got worse w time. after extensive research i went to 2 dif. ear, nose and throat drs. have great health ins. so any surgery they recommmended i had, nothing worked. do have allergies to almost anything which causes mucus which stinks. i have tried everything, but i m not the same outgoing person i was before. i have been told i have the most beautiful smile but i hate the reaction of people when i start talking. is very sad that drs. just take your money and dont give you a straight answer. i will try some of the remedies here, but not sure i wil go to this website again, just happen to find it. as tough as it is, it is not the end of the world. god bless you all w the same problem. you are not alone.
#83 - cely - 11/20/2010 - 09:41
:-( so bad i am very upset of my bad breath my friend told me..very dissapointing ang feel embarassed to speak..thank you 4 some tips i got it to cure my bad breath ..i hope it will gone soon..
#84 - macas - 11/22/2010 - 09:03
:-.im suffering dat kind of disease..dats a disease..
#85 - michaela - 12/10/2010 - 03:00
Goshhhhh..almighty please help us ol! I've got d same problem.My breath stinks badly.i feel sum smelliest cough everytime i swallow.i guess sumwhere it is related with my acidity and constipation problem.Its being 10 yrs dealin wid dis problm.livin' wid dis fact is really impossible.please help and suggest sumthin for d stomach problm as well b'coz dats d root issue i guess.Thanks n god bless!!
#86 - AnGeL - 12/15/2010 - 10:32
You are all off the beaten track. the bad breath that smells like feces does not come from the mouth. Those who have it can tell it is coming up from the back of the throat because it makes you mouth taste horrid. So forget the mouthwashes and toothpaste and all that stuff none of it works only for a few minutes then the odor starts coming back up the throat again. It is an internal problem and doctors are not to good at those so all of us with this embarssing problem will continue to have it the rest of our lives. I personally get tired of chewing gum continuously my jaws start to ache. No one wants to be near you and that isn't fair as I have always been one of the cleanest people I have ever known. now to have this affliction is a living hell for me.
#87 - Deanna - 12/15/2010 - 21:43
:-D Just yesterday, I was reading this article, and couldnt help but relate. I've had bad breath forever, and my whole family would tell me that my breathe smelled like poo and i need to brush my teeth even though i already did. We almost tried everything. I don't lack hygiene what so ever, I clean my mouth every single day after every meal. I'd even try eating this gum that was so minty it burned my nose. Still anything, even mouthwash, was only temporary relief. We went to the doctor and so far they've told me to take prevacid. That only helped a little bit. But when i read through this article, I saw that the gargle method has been more common and efficient. Today my mouth is so much relaxed. I gargle half baking soda and water before brushing my teeth every single day now. I Gargle and spit around 5x, brushed my teeth, roof of my mouth, cheeks, sweeped tongue 3x horizontally, flossed, and believe it or not my bad breath has gone away. My family can definitely tell the difference and they no longer complain. Oh and fennel seeds definitely taste good and help. Can't wait to follow my days just a bit more confident. :) try it it really works!! The gargling does taste a bit gross, but make sure you tilt ur head back enough that the mix reaches the back of the throat where most of the bacteria that causes most bad breath can be killed. Now my tongue is even pink, my teeth are squeaky clean, and my mouth is much much more clean-feeling. GOod luck to you all !!! ;)
#88 - Reader - 12/24/2010 - 16:18
Another good remedy for bad breath is to also eat an apple... :)
#89 - Taralyn - 12/31/2010 - 09:32
i can also relate to u all and i wish we meet altogether coz we can understand each other. where can we buy that baking soda?i have'nt this kind of breath just a month ago. im working in a bank wherin im dealing with people everyday but it affects all of my transactions and so embarassing. i hope f-this breath can be cured. what's that sea salt?my bas breath before was upon my mouth and can easily be releived by just mints and chewing gums but now i feel that it's through my nose. the more i see the pesons i'm talking with, withdrawing themselves from me, the more i am conscious of the smell and it gets worse and i am trying not to take a breath and i am bow my head that i feel suffocated. i always pray to our God and He is true that i am not just the only one suffering this kind of problems..post a comment that would help us..thnks
#90 - bad for this breath - 02/10/2011 - 04:26
i can relate with u guys..ive experienced this for almost 3 years and until now it never disappears.ive tried all the the remedies, visiting the dentist every month but it never works.i stopped workng when i noticed having bad breath breath coz im dealing with people since im a nurse.i dnt wnt 2 be embaranced.I usualy stays at home, avoiding socialization because of this.God pls help me.im totally hopeless.what will i do
#91 - depressed.. - 02/15/2011 - 01:34
Drink chinese green tea, and at leats 2 yogurts a day .
#92 - sole - 02/21/2011 - 14:27
sometimes, i am planning to do the same as what "depressed"did. pls help us.
#93 - bad for this breath - 02/21/2011 - 23:33
@sole I drink Chinese tea and as for yogurt I eat it by choice everyday but it still does not help.
I have read almost all of the above comments sadly with a great deal of interest, as I too am suffering from this deadly dilemma of wanting to live in society and having this HORRID condition.
It doesn't stop there, in my previous jobs and potential job interviews have failed solely thanks to thus curse. A lot of people try to distance themselves from me, not because they don't like me because I have a magnetic personality and people are drawn to me but with this problem they are soon repelled.
I wish I had a cure for you guys as I can truly feel for you. However I am sad to say "that I don't". I have tried most toothpastes, mouth washes (including the wonder washes too) from many different places around the world. Also havd tried baking soda, salt washes, tounge scrapers, expensive toothbrushes .... You name it, I've tried it! ... short of having all my teeth pulled out but something tells me even that won't work.
In conclusion, keep trying and pledge to find a fix and when you do please make a bold announcement all over the internet so that all of us can benefit and rid ourselves of this horrible disease. In the meantime, try to live as normal a life as you can with a consolation - that you are not alone!
P.S. To those who think that we with a little more attention to hygiene can solve this, please take the time to read all the pain that these poor soles are going through who once had fresh breath just like you.
God bless us all :-)
#94 - White Flower - 02/24/2011 - 13:51
I've had bad breath for the past 6 years, tried all the bad breath products- profresh, closys, went to my doctor-tpld me to take a multivitamin. went to a couple of ent's- prescribed me some nasal spray, even my brilliant dentist couldnt help me, so I just gave up & tried to accept I would have bad breath forever, even though I brushed & flossed at least twice every day. My wife suggested I try rinsing with salt. After sticking to it for a couple of days my bad breath is gone. I rinse first thing in the morning & last thing at night, actually I gargle it for about 10 sec and then spit it out & repeat it about 3 or 4 times, I tilt my head right back so it reaches the back of my throat, where I think the problem is. I cant believe this worked- so simple, & after all those years of trying different things, & wasting all that money on products that only temporarily cover up the problem, but hey, thats what they're supposed to do because if they cured bad breath you wouldnt have to keep on buying them would you? I dont exactly measure how much salt & water I use but it would be about 1 teaspoon of salt & about 70-80 mls of water. Give it a go, its not gonna cost u much & it wont hurt you. good luck
#95 - sss - 02/27/2011 - 05:35
I Can relate to all of you like myself who suffer day in day out with this truely devastating problem,
I sometimes find it hard to even leave the house, I'm always having time off work coz Its so hard to face people who would rather talk behind your back and that don't realise this is more than what toothpaste, mouthwash and mints will solve, I've had a wisdom tooth taken out in the hope it might cure my problem but I knew that it wouldn't. I find it hard to watch tv even in case an advert for toothpaste or a mouthwash comes on as it is so humiliating. Oh what some people don't realise what goes on behind closed doors, I pray that one day there will be a cure for us all once and for all ...
God bless x
#96 - Not feeling so good - 04/01/2011 - 14:57
I need to know which one is better so I can use it the most to get rid of my bad breath????
Should I use...
Sun Flower Seeds
Lemon juice with salt & peroxide
Please help me out :-D;-):-(:-o>-(
#97 - Tayy && Deme - 04/18/2011 - 13:38
i've recently started using a toothpaste with neem oil in. i'm not entirely sure it's working since it is hard to gauge your own breath, but i have noticed that my mouth definitely FEELS fresher and for way longer periods of time.
the brand i've tried is called "ORGANIQUE neem and pomegranate toothpaste" by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare. there are others out there too but i haven't tried them.
it's about $5.00+ shipping of course, online.
i spent $10.00 on amazon to buy one tube to try and so far i really like it. what got me interested was reading about how common toothpaste brands include an ingredient known as sodium lauryl sulfate which can actually contribute to the problem. the organique one does not contain this ingredient. hopefully this helps someone.
last thing i want to say is thank you to all of the people who've posted on here. it's so beautiful how the people posting on here are so willing to help others (something i've noticed in the comment threads of most sites dealing with halitosis).
#98 - pam - 04/26/2011 - 00:02
The problem of bad breath is more complicated than that. Here is the deal:
1. Regular routines of basic oral hygiene. Twice daily brush your teeth and tonge, rinse and gargle with a mouthwash, and floss. This is the baseline to start with. Everyone is supposed to do this. No excuses.
2. Add one routine daily of home/natural remedy. Daily, means once a day, every day... You can take your pick from the following list: a. Brushing with baking soda. b. Chewing some myrrh. c. Chewing some anise stars. d. Oil pulling (work up to 20mns.) e. Pick one of the remedies listed in the article above.
3. One or more additional dietary routine(s.) a. A daily unsweetened green tea after dinner. b. One or half an apple a day - give the other half to your partner they probably need it too. c. Keep hydrated; not only water but electrolytes as well (Emergen-C, Nuun, Pedialyte, etc.)
This prescription I've written here, I am giving it to myself. I'll let you know what comes out of it... maybe. I hope that I'll forget about it once this treatment has worked. Good luck everyone. Also... get some good sleep.
#99 - Goha - 06/16/2011 - 04:52
goshh.....just try chewing gum..it could help...
#100 - pamela - 06/21/2011 - 07:41
well im in...im having the same problem too, and i really dont know what should i do, dealing with this long term problem of my life..really it is soo EMBARRASSING to those people around you specially to your colleagues,co-workers and specially to your friends and CRUSH, haiszt...oh men, i really hate this stinky things when im talking.. thanks for those so kind tips for us, suffering to this situation, i will try it by myself what ever it cost, just to get it of it..thanks guys, God Blessed us all:)
#101 - SuperBAD - 07/07/2011 - 13:22
I just always brush my teeth every time i eat something and i have about 10 packs of gum in my purse and it has helped alot even without gum!!!!
#102 - Kurdmami - 08/06/2011 - 18:19
eating yogurt for a week works for me that's a great remedy
#103 - TrueComment - 08/09/2011 - 06:45
i suffer from the same problem for over 15 years. tried every thing in the book..the only thing that works for me is gargling with diluted peroxide and taking 2 chlorophyl tablets daily..inexpensive but it works..good luck!
#104 - me too - 08/21/2011 - 06:36
lve had bad breath since l dnt know and its affecting my life. l am beautiful but the moment l open my mouth Disaster!!!! thanx for the advice l hope it helps.
#105 - me three - 09/02/2011 - 08:29
thanks all for your sugesstion i was thinking i was the only person sufering fromthis problem as i am so depressed ai dont talk to anybody and even stopped working and only asking god to show a way but after COMING TO KNOW SO MANY PEOPLE SUFFER I AM GOING TO PRAY FOR ALL OF US THEN GOD WILL ANSWER OUR PRAYER
#106 - xyz - 09/05/2011 - 01:09
thanks for your great tips. i've been suffering for 30 years. my family understands me but other people hates me for this kind of disease. so i prefer to stay at home because i noticed that it gets terrible. i'm truly thankful to all your wonderful tips & remedies. God bless you all kind hearted people. i'll start praying for us that God will hear our sufferings.
#107 - lonelyguy - 09/09/2011 - 01:28
I have been inthe same situation for years and finally something worked...feelss like a miracle and can't believe it. USe chlorofresh (drink 2tbsp twice a day). Its an internal deodrizer. Works!! Also rinse with hydrogen peroxide mixed with water (1:1) twice a day. Its helps. I hope it works for you! Good luck
#108 - Mummas angel - 09/13/2011 - 11:59
My bad breath is from sinus problems. Neti pot or SinuMed helps, along with gargling with diluted hydrogen peroxide. good digestion also very important - probiotics, avoiding acidic stomach or reflux, and eating leafy greens everyday. Look at your tongue in the morning, if its coated white, it could be a sign of candidiasis.
#109 - Twelfthour - 10/04/2011 - 01:49
Be careful with the neti pot if you use it make sure you use distilled water NO sink water! someone got a brain eating worm and died from using the sink water. you can also buy saline washes its a spray that works great too. for the bad breath you should floss every day morning noon and night! brush your teeth 3 times a day! brush your tounge goog.. eat plenty of yogurt it helps really good!!!
#110 - sandydee - 10/13/2011 - 10:34
I hd a bad breath its almost two yrs nw stink lk rotten onion .smone tld me dat it would stomach prblm cs i feel some sour thngs in my throut i trd to drink much water nothng helpd
#111 - Tracy bad oudor - 10/30/2011 - 08:18
this problem has been terrible i contemplated suicide, i am not the same person, generally i avoid people and alienated friends i've known for 25years i pray the baking soda peroxide works i tried everything gone to several doctors and wasted thousands of dollars on cures from the internet the search for a cure goes on sadly even one doctor told me there is no cure, don't waste your money on mints mouthwashes etc. they don't work and may make matters worse because of suger and alcohol content., people always commend me on my smile and think i am shy i try to keep my distance so they don't find out the real story, this is no way to live
#112 - ejcry - 11/25/2011 - 17:02
Can we buy that chlorofresh in any drug store?
#113 - shane - 11/26/2011 - 07:15
Thanx for nice suggetion
#114 - alif - 12/11/2011 - 11:03
Ejcry, dont lose hope. Check for tooth decay and or if you're always constipated it will come up threw your mouth. Eat regular foods like natural vegetables and fruits. Stay away from sugary snacks it causes bacteria in your colon. Give it time 3-4 days if you go straight veggie foods (green leafier the better like steamed broccoli), collie flower, corn, carrots etc. Fruits like fresh apples, strawberries, grapes etc. But they have to be all natural, not that canned stuff or in sryup. Good luck. GOD isGood all the time. :~)
#115 - Tundalieya - 12/14/2011 - 03:32
i have Bad breath for a long time..and i am 22 years old...i cant eliminate it..i am totally vexed and broken...i going to die......
#116 - sai - 12/18/2011 - 12:26
some internet site shows there capability to cure bad breath without the aid of medical professionals like dentists. saying that these professionals are working for their costumer's money not the lifetime healing. They are afraid of losing costumers, that why they want costumers to comeback for money sake. Do we consider them as quack? If ever they are, how can we ourselves from these modus or quackery.??
#117 - soy - 12/22/2011 - 01:01
Okay. I've been troubled with bad breath since i was a kid. I'm 48 now. The cure for me is: Smartmouth mouthwash, Acidophilous Pearls and Digestive Enzymes. These remedies cover both bacteria in the mouth and in the digestive system. Trust me. It works. No more bad breath. People with chronic bad breath is generally due to something internal in the digestive tract moreso than in the mouth.
#118 - Niko - 01/16/2012 - 12:02
i have bad breath for 24 hour and i am 25 years old help me.....
#119 - DEEPANNN - 01/27/2012 - 04:03
I am 40 year old woman. Great physical shape, pretty. About 2 months ago something horrible happened with my breath. 3 months ago - one month before I went into the hospital for a pain in my stomach near my belly button. They said not appendix. This must be related. Went to GI doc. Just gave me reflux medicine and a medicine for yeast. Still have the nasty taste and smell. I was under alot of stress, new job, return to school. It has been so embarrassing. Anyone healed this if it is from the stomach? Doing high grade acidophilus. I have heard a stomach bug called H-Pylori can cause this.
#120 - This [@] - 01/27/2012 - 19:54
I simmered some cloves in a saucepan,let it cool,then rinsed my mouth and drank a half cup,cloves have antibacterial properties and internally helps digestion,try it.also google about cloves for more detailed info.
#121 - isabel - 02/05/2012 - 21:31
12 hour fresh breath box at wal mart seems to be working. It is 2 bottles mixtures . Always look at the box for the ingredients. Doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out what it is. . . . def stay away from sugar, Thera breath must also be a good product. But most of all figuring out the natural ingredient for each of bodies is a blessing. Believe that u can be healed with little effort. Life is not worth worrying about this all the time. Some of the people that tell you have bad breath, have bad breath too.
#122 - ihopeithelps - 02/07/2012 - 07:27
Sometimes bad breath can be caused by food getting stuck in shallow cavities in the upper throat. If you open your mouth wide, extend your tongue and observe the back of your throat, ( you need a mirror and a bright light) you would see white dots on the surface there. It would seem that there are small fissures into which food gets stuck. No amount of brushing or flossing will remove them. The only thing that worked (sometimes) in my situation, was explosive gargling. I resorted to poking them with a long thin stick. (Initial attempts made me gag.) When I got a particle out it was cheeselike in consistency. I then crushed it between my fingers. It had a very bad smell. Those white accumulations sometimes goes away for a long time. That was and continues to be the cause of my occasional bad breath.
#123 - tony - 02/10/2012 - 07:04
I tried baking soda and sea salt and they worked, but after half an hour or one hour both of them by themselves make another kind of bad smell. What's the solution ? Can anybody help me please?If anyone just wants to criticize or to make stupid fun, please don't come in this site.Remember, anybody at anytime can be sufferer of bad breath , so be careful.
#124 - Onamica - 02/15/2012 - 12:13
My husband suddenly started having extremely bad breath all the time and I insisted he go to a gastroenterologist because it was not normal. The doctor discovered he has colitis. Food was getting caught in small pockets in his intestine and was decaying...causing the smell. Now he takes a medication every day and the bad breath is gone and he is fine. It was his only symptom and the doctor said the colitis could have become much worse if he hadn't started on the medication. If your breath changes all of a sudden, make sure you see a doctor.
#125 - angela - 02/21/2012 - 22:12
Praised to you Yahweh EL Sahhadai, Our Lady of Airways, St. Rita - Saint of the Impossible and Jesus Christ our Savior for granting my prayers...I found the medicine to cure my bad breath which is "FLAGYL" metronidazole to kill an aerobic bacteria
#126 - Eric - 03/26/2012 - 10:16
Woow am so glad i came across this site.Been havin bad breath for ages nd was suffering frm a low self esteem but juss wana say thanx to all the advice on here its reali helped wiv my bad breath.Its unbelievable somefin as simple as gbarlin wiv salt can actuali eliminate bad breath but it works! nw i brush my teeth at least twice then gargle wiv salt or 100% lemon juice nd it bloody works.thanx a lot..:)
#127 - foxyree - 03/30/2012 - 08:58
I have GERD, Dentures and chronic internal bad breathe-I have very good mouth cleaning habits-I am very enbarrassed when I watch people cover their nose when I talk. HELP
#128 - lonely - 04/19/2012 - 08:57
LOL at your kids sayin.. "ya breath stinks!"
#129 - Mina - 11/28/2012 - 00:53
I having a practically experience, that using Miswak ( teeth cleaning twig ) at least 5 times a day for 5 minutes each time hole the day on regular basis can remove completely bad breath; even you feel fresh breath hole the day.
For further importance & availability of Miswak can follow the below links: wikipedia.org/wiki/Misw
http://www.ebay.com (5 STICKS OF SEWAK)
#130 - Malik-KSA. - 01/06/2013 - 06:37
#131 - lee - 04/02/2013 - 06:56