Natural Cures for Bad Breath and Halitosis

Last Modified on Jul 12, 2014


 

Multiple Remedies

Approval Ratings
YEA (5)
63%
NAY (1)
13%
WORKED TEMPORARILY (2)
25%

[YEA]  07/07/2007: Randy from Slidell, Louisiana: "For bad breath:

~Brush @ least once a day
~Rinse with diluted HP
~Drink a few glasses of water ever day
~ALWAYS Rinse after eating with water
~Get at least 6 1/2 hours of sleep
~Minimize the red meats in diet
~Take acidophilus
~Take a multivitamin
~Last, but not least.....smile:)

It's so easy, even a caveman can do it!"

Neti Pot

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  01/10/2012: Tess from Qatar: "I had been using nasal rinse for the past 3 weeks and I have been noticing that my bad breath has been reducing. I encourage everyone who is having bad breath from nose and mouth, to do the nasal rinse and see. I'm on the 3rd week now and I can see a lot of improvement. I am doing it 2 times daily."

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01/10/2012: Cindy from Smalltown, Usa replies: "Could you please explain your remedy and dose amounts? Thanks"

Oil Pulling

Approval Ratings
YEA (3)
100%

07/10/2010: Nahla from Pembroke Pines, Florida: "I have been oil pulling since yesterday for my halitosis and white coated tongue. This actually made my tongue even whiter. Is this part of the process of oil pulling?"

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07/11/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Try tooth paste without fluoride for the coated tongue. . . It help me right from the first time I tried!"

[YEA]  04/09/2009: Lynn from San Francisco, CA: "I started oil pulling 3 weeks ago with Sesame Oil. At first I was absolutely disgusted by the consistency and could barely keep it in my mouth for 3 minutes. The next day I tried again and was able to swish for about 7 minutes. Everyday the process became easier and easier and now I'm up to 15 minutes. It has not taken away the dark circles under my eyes, my allergies are the worst they've ever been, and my energy has not improved BUT I have definitely noticed that my teeth are extremely clean and feel absolutely amazing. The horribly bad breath (which I attribute to several years on antibiotics) that plagued me has completely disappeared. Clean teeth and fresh breath are reasons enough for me to continue oil pulling and hopefully after a few months I will reap the benefits that others speak of."

Replies
08/03/2011: Lisa from Na, Fl replies: "Hi Lynn, Which oil did u use for your halitosis? I'm gonna start op.

Thanks, Lisa"

[YEA]  10/16/2007: Raquel from Los Angeles, CA: "I've been oil pulling for six weeks now and although I can't say I lost any weight, I'm eating more fruits and vegetables because I can now chew better. Also, the lines that run from my nose to my mouth have also diminshed and my dark circles have reduced significantly. I use extra vergin olive oil. At first, my breath stank but I stuck with it and my breath is now fresh and my teeth are strong. My cracked heels are gone and my BP has also dropped and has remained steady. Only question? Can I do this during pregnancy????"

[YEA]  09/08/2006: Eric from Simi Valley, CA: "Margarine / vegetable oil for breath gargle (yes, sounds disgusting but Canola oil is actually kind of sweet) cures bad breath by dissolving and stabilizing the pathology of volatile sulphur compounds in the mouth and throat."

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01/05/2012: Michael from Whitehouse Sta, Nj replies: "No, canola oil makes my breath WORSE!"

Over the Counter

01/04/2012: Laura30 from Newcastle, United Kingdom : "Hi everyone. I suffered from halitosis all my life and totally sympathize with all of you. My halitosis was chronic but my dentist repeatedly told me my teeth were great and there were no problems (I'm 23 and only have one filling). After much online research, I realized the sad fact that some people simply are born with more bacteria on the back of the tongue and regular brushing, flossing and using various mouthwashes is a temporary cover-up and fails to deal with the VSC's on the back of the tongue. I used to use Retardex from Boots which is effective for a few hours. However, it is not a permanent solution for someone with a chronic condition (and hellishly expensive). I now use Profresh which has completely eliminated my problem: read the independent laboratory report and the white paper research. This product is patented in the US which means that no other company can manufacture a product that contains the same ingredients that are 99.9% effective against halitosis. I won't babble on about how the product works etc as you can see for yourself on the website.

Although my doctor and dentist are fantastic, unfortunately professionals are light years behind when it comes to halitosis. My doctor once told me to brush my tongue with listerine!!!! I couldn't believe it. Didn't he know I'd spent hundreds of pounds on products and had that morning spent no less an hour and 15 mins obsessively brushing, scraping, flossing, swilling etc etc etc. That's all a thing of the past now thank goodness. Thanks to this product I now have fresh breath 24 hours a day. I hope this info helps but I must stress that this product is only effective for those who have chronic halitosis which is not attributable to sinus problems, post-nasal drip etc. This will only work for those where halitosis originates from the mouth, despite having no significant dental problems. Unfortunately, some of us are just born producing more bacteria than others.

In terms of cost, I used to spend £30-£40 a week on Retardex products (hard to believe I know). A bottle of mouthwash was around £7 ish but I used to go through it very quickly. With Profresh I buy it in bulk. I get 13 bottles each lasting 17 days each, twice a year. I usually pay around £120 but Profresh is now shipped from London instead of the States which will eliminate pesky shipping charges the next time I order. So I would say you can expect to pay £200 a year for your supplies (to me it's like liquid gold so price is irrelevant). I would love to hear from someone that they had cured their problem because of this post so please report back with any success stories. You're probably skeptical (like I was) but I guarantee that if you have the same type of halitosis like me it will work. Please be aware folks that when people that say bad breath sufferers have poor oral hygiene they couldn't be more wrong! In fact, we probably have better oral habits than most since we're constantly brushing etc.

Also, don't listen to those who will cockily reply 'well brush your teeth' or 'chew gum or suck on a mint'. As we long-term sufferers know, such measures are useless and sometimes sugary mints can make our breath worse! I appreciate it will be difficult for those with normal breath to understand this as they simply brush their twice once and they have fresh breath all day. But just remember that for others, fresh breath is something that they can only dream of. Good luck everyone. Laura"

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07/01/2012: Kath2845 from Merseyside, United Kingdom replies: "Hi Laura, just wondering, what toothpaste have you been using? On the profresh website they seem to be pushing the mouthwash, the toothpaste does not come in the starter kit but can be bought separately. Is it important to use the toothpaste too? Also, is there a specific uk account or just the profresh.com?"

Pranayama Breathing, H2O2

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  04/29/2009: Baby from Germantown, Maryland: "I've been suffering from bad breath for 20 years, i searched for remedies for years and tried it(water theraphy,oil pulling,brushing teeth with baking soda and salt,used expensive breath theraphies, hydrogen peroxide, taking acidophillus, probiotics) but to no avail. I Thank God for answering my prayer by leading me to this site in helping me cure my problem which affected me so much in my interaction with people (i became anti social and always dread the days when i have to interact with people). The following method has help me eradicate my bad breath problem, even my morning breath is gone. I tried pranayam breathing after waking up in the morning, then i gargle hydrogen peroxide diluted in water with a pinch of salt and baking soda after breakfast and before i sleep, i also take acidophillus(1 billion) 2x a day between meals."

Replies
10/16/2009: Diane from 04915, Maine replies: "which breathing practice did you use?"

Probiotics

10/05/2011: Bolanle123 from Yonkers, New York: "The Streptococcus salivarius probiotic bacteria is the number one dragon slayer in the ranks of bad breath remedies. This oral probiotic replaces the bacteria in your mouth with the desirable Streptococcus salivarius K12 bacteria."

Remedies Needed

Approval Ratings
NAY (1)
100%

02/26/2014: Anju from Mauritius: "Hello, I am very troubled by severe bad breath. It remains throughout the day even after I brush my teeth. I have tried everything but no use. Please give me a good solution."

EC: Hi Anju, Check our bad breath page for popular remedies to cure bad breath:www.earthclinic.com/CURES/breath.html

02/21/2014: Prakash from Kathmandu, Nepal: "Hi, its me prakash. I have a problem of bad breath sense 4 years and its main cause is my whitey tongue. It causes a bad smell, plz tell me whats the solution?"

08/13/2012: Nozipho from Johannesburg, South Africa: "I have suffered with bad breath for 5 years, I have removed tonsil, cleanse my nasal drip and used every mouth wash available on the market, go to the dentist monthly, tried very eremedy, but nothing works pls help me, im desparate. its affecting my marriage and social life, work, friends."

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03/08/2013: Mar from Nyc, Ny replies: "Try probiotics, especially prescription strength. If not possible, any probiotic in large doses for at least a month and your life will change. The problem is probably in your gut or inability to digest food properly."

06/15/2012: Rajkumar from Vellore, Tamilnadu And India.: "My tongue has white coating and when I speak bad breath comes in my mouth. I used several mouthwash but it doesn't work.. What is the Permanant solution for this problem? I have this problem for 5years. I want Permanent solution for this."

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06/17/2012: Baldev from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India replies: "Hi Rajkumar, You can go to the Ailment section and there go to Tongue and you have lot of information on tounge white coating and if you still need any help you can call me on 09322887066. Baldev"

EC: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/tongue.html

06/18/2012: Adhar from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India replies: "Dear Rajkumar, Have you tried using a tongue cleaner? It's commonly available in any medical shop in Vellore or Chennai or department store. It's cheap and usually of of plastic or steel. Use the steel one preferably. Use it every morning and night; and after every meal.. Also refer to the section on oil pulling in earth clinic.. Good luck!"

06/07/2012: Ace from Shreveport, Louisiana: "I have lost about 20 pounds and have bad breath that is really bad even with my mouth closed it comes thru my nose. I have noticed that cheese, milk and sugar makes the bad breath worse. I have changed my diet took Virgin Coconut Oil , used every mint, mouth wash, and tooth paste on the market but the bad breath continue. Is it candida and what can I do for this awful smell? My dentist said my teeth are fine and it is not a dental problem. My job is sales and the bad breath is really making me lose a lot of income. Please help."

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01/10/2013: Lola from Houston, Tx replies: "Take a good probiotic and that should take care of it. You have to take it on a regular basis everyday so that good bacteria can begin to colonize in your body to combat the bad."

10/31/2011: Curesearcher from New York, Ny, Us: "I have been following advice and posts on earthclinic with enthusiasm and can report to have achieved minor improvements to my condition following them.

I've researched a lot and am overwhelmed by the amount of information. In a nutshell though: I'm trying to find the underlying health issue causing my Halitosis. I am about to try various remedies but am afraid of harming myself doing so. My problem is finding my underlying issue: Your help is imensly appreciated.

SYMPTOMS:

I am 34 years old male caucasian, symptoms started since late childhood, intesnified in teen age: white coated tongue, bad breath, scalp psoriasis and minor fungus on one toenail, slighty slower digestion, fatigue, drowsyness, concentration problems. I assume they are all connected somehow? The most frustrating issues though is the bad breath because of its grave social implications. The odors emitted can be off all kinds, usually of body by products: urin, gas, fecal, sweat, wet dog etc.... My halitosis is not very grave generally but can get very intense at times. Stress, alcohol, food obviously worsens it but I have never been able to pin point it to one specific cause or causes. Surprizingly at times when I am living the healthiest, e. G. Eating and exercising it might actually get worse and vice versa. It is most definitely a huge problem for me socially and with work, trust me.

At the moment I believe my symptoms might be attributed to all of these below (or just one or none?):

THYROID, DIGESTIVE, PH IMBALANCE, YEAST/CANDIDA or maybe just WHITE TONGUE/HALITOSIS?

My problem in pinpointing my illness is that I have symptoms of many of these ailments, but none severe enough to make it obvious. I want to try various remedies but don't want to harm myself doing so. And strangely enough I am healthy in other aspects: Digestion most of the time is regular with no problems, skins great, hair healthy (scalp psoriasis aside), physically active and I am overall very young looking for my age.

Most contradicting is the following: I've been on a multi enzyme with Betaine HCL 400mg for three days. I got burning sensation from it meaning I have enough stomach acid? PH is fine? So how can I have a coated tongue and BB then if digestions apparently fine?

Is it thyroid problem? I can eat very big quantities of high caloric foods with hardly any weight gain.

Also something that could be an indication: I look very young for my age and did so since my early teens and it took me very long to fully go into puberty. (my mom has minor thyroid issues) Thyroid deficiency?

I PRACTICE THESE FOLLOWING REMEDIES:

(for the record I used to do Thera Breath, got antibiotics form BB doctor a year ago no result. Then cholrhexedine mouthwash that worked but chemicals! I got off it two weeks ago)

Usual routine: tongue scrape and tooth brush

Since two weeks:

ACV bicarb routine, OP with coconut oil in the morning, taking oil of oregano diluted in water and under tongue. Im taking Magnesium citrate, potassium citrate, B-complex, multivitamin.

Since one week:

7 day Detox program
No yeast carb diet.
Taking a pre/probiotic with anti yeast properties called 'Syntol' and a no carb/yeast diet based on protein and vegtables.

(I've had good results with these treatments so far even if the detox is exhausting. My tongue cleared up 40% but still generallywhite most in the back! )

Want to Start: Potassium Iodide ( Selenium & l-thyromine) and/or Niacin and/or Sodium Chlorite 28%.

I want to start/am trying all these various remedies but am afraid of harming myself doing so. My problem is finding my underlying issue.

Your advice is greatly appreciated, THX!"

Replies
10/31/2011: Answer from Middletown, Ky replies: "For you --- combine hydrogen peroxide, salt and baking soda into a paste. Place all ingredients into the CAP, or TOP, of the hydrogen peroxied bottle to mix easily... The small bottle top or cap is just really easy to use... Now take that paste, which shoud have the consistency of mashed potatoes, and use it to brush your teeth after your normal teeth brushing routine. The combination of Hydrogen peroxide, salt and baking soda creates and anti-bacterial, anti-gingivitis, and anti-halitosis environment. Utilize this remedy only twice a day, for a few days, and then as a permanent regimine, three days a week... For the remainder of your life... Trust me... This will erase any oral problems. Your gums will tingle, and perhaps turn a bit white, which will show you it's working. The tingling feels like a nice massage, once the amount of bacteria is dropped to a healthy level ...

As far as a diagnosis ... Many would say an iodine deficiency, which can be solved by applying iodine with a cotton ball, on the bottom of your feet... I know it sounds odd, but, it works to absorb the needed mineral... I purchased a small bottle of old-school iodine from Walmart, which works just fine ...

Also many would say you perhaps have a magnesium, or other mineral, deficiency --- grab some EPSOM salt from your local grocery store, usually next to the Hydrogen peroxide and iodine in the meds section --- and take a bath with the EPSOM salts for at least 30 minutes... The bath will enable your body to absorb the minerals from the EPSOM salt... This will ease stress, aches, pains, etc. , as it provides your body with needed stuff ...

Others would also advise drinking a bit of Apple Cider Vinegar available at local grocery stores, in a cup of water ... 2 tsps... Max... Twice a day, in a shot or cup of water... The Apple Cider Vinegar should be the organic sort, and not the heavily processed variety ...

Follow the aforementioned ... and report your results."

11/01/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Cureresearcher, I think your main problem is candida or a fungal infection. Once your body is infected with candida you can't be healthy until it is cleared up.

Please read the article linked below. Dr. Orian Truss had much success in treating candida with an iodine protocol. Let us know how it works out for you.

http://www.whale.to/a/last1.html"


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