I have had a severe reflex diseas for years which resulted in me getting a very bad breath. Choosing gum only helps if you suffer bad breath from eating certain foods like garlic or onion so you can guess how much I suffered over the years. I have went to many different doctors and they couldn't even agree whether or not I had thrush on my tongue. After spending hundreds of dollars on mouthwashes and prescription pills that didn't work, here's the list of what actually helped me. By the way, the prescription for curing thrush (the ones that dissolves in your mouth) did nothing at all for me. You may want to find your own way of doing theses items in order, for example brushing my teeth using the regular toothpaste after salt treatment actually brught the whiteness back to my tongue.
1. First, brush and flush, use tongue scaper to clean your teeth.
2. Use Sesame Oil for Oil pulling.
3. Use salt
4. Use special mouthwash called Chlordioxine Glugonate (not sure of the spelling) which you can get from your dentist. This may cause discoration on your teeth so consult your doctor first.
5. Use baking soda to try and cut down on stain on teeth from the mouthwash and proxide later.
I hope this helps and don't forget to go see your doctor about the reflex problem.
This seemed to help me more than anything.
This truly works! It is much better than all the products advertised by the media--which claim to heal "foul-smelling breath." I used to go through the embarrassment of having "bad breath" even a little while after brushing my teeth thoroughly and meticulously. A friend told me to scrape my tongue with either a "plastic spoon" or a "separate hard toothbrush." I opted for the second option.
This is how to do it: Brush your tongue repeatedly in all areas, especially as much inside the throat as possible--even if it causes a small regurgitative spasm. Before you rinse the brush, smell the bristles to see if the foul smell is still there. Repeat this process a few times; of course, keep on rinsing the toothbrush, and stop after the bristles have no bad odor whatsoever.
It is important to remember, "not to use the same toothbrush that you use for your teeth." I do this in the morning before I go to work, after meals and before I go to sleep. It is a fantastic natural cure. I really thank God that I am free from fetor ex ore!
P.S.: To gargle with concentrated salt water once or twice a week is also a very good idea. This enhances the process explained above by getting rid of build up in the tongue, which harbors foul-smelling microorganisms.
YOU CAN ALSO RUN YOUR HAND TO THE BACK OF YOUR MOUTH AND PULL OUT LITTLE ROUND WHITE BALL. SHOULD YOU MASH ONE THE SMELL IS TERRIBLE, BUT THE BAD BREATH IS GONE.