Natural Cures for Bad Breath and Halitosis

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by A D (Canada) on 03/10/2015
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Thank you thank you for posting this. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE TO THE RESCUE. I have researched bad breath a lot but never heard of hydrogen peroxide.
I have the stinkiest breath for a long time which has robbed me of my life .Even though I scrape my tongue, brush my teeth , gum , roof of mouth and inside of my cheeks and floss many times a day and used many advertised mouthwashes nothing helped.
My ex-wife used to say our bedroom was stinking from my breath. At work people were keeping their distances from me and some were getting really mad at me thinking my bad breath was from lack off of oral hygiene . I was going to Las Vegas and out of desperation I googled " bad breath clinic " in the hope of getting some help there and this page was one of the search results.
The day I read this page I googled " hydrogen peroxide for bad breath " and I found a page where it says to combine hydrogen peroxide and warm water 50/50 and soak the tooth brush in it to kill bacteria on it. Then scrape tongue , brush teeth with toothpaste using the decontaminated brush then swish and gargle for 45 seconds with the 50/50 mixture.So that day before going to bed I did exactly that.

The next morning I knelt by my bedside rested my head on my hands to say my prayers. When I pray in order to keep my mind from drifting to other thoughts I say my prayer loud which helps me concentrate on my prayer and normally I smell my own stinky breath bouncing of the bed and hitting my nose full force . But that day I didn't smell anything. I thought my nostrils were plugged and so I went to the bathroom and smelled my deodorant. My nose wasn't plugged I could smell the deodorant. Next I looked in the mirror and for the first time in my memory my tongue was pink, the inside of my cheeks were pink. Normally both were coated and looked whitish. I scraped my tongue and smelled nothing. The stink was gone , the ever present bad taste in my throat was gone. Thank God Almighty finally something which works for me. I cried for joy because all my life I have been humiliated by my bad breath, given up on social life and in short I was a spectator of others having a life and written off myself. So many times I had concluded my life wasn't worth living and had it not been for responsibilities I would have taken the easy way out long ago.
Again Thank You People for sharing this finally there is hope of social life and life for me. Who knows even romance!

By the way when I told one guy about my problem with bad breath and how hydrogen peroxide helped me he said usually the cause of such aggressive bad breath is yeast infection ( candida/ thrush) and he said people can easily get yeast infection from many things including drinking beer, wine and eating nuts . So if yoy have a good doctor it is good to get tested for oral yeast infection.

Posted by Haidee (Bataan) on 03/05/2015

Hi may I know what specific name of acidophilus you are using for bad breath? Thanks.

Posted by Dimitra (Greece) on 03/03/2015

Hi! I'm so happy for you, acidophilus is really great. Be carefull though cause the bacteria needs to be alive. keep it in the Fridge. What brand did you take? I took health aid 4billion and now tried from now foods 8billion.

Well I wish the best for you and your family!

Posted by Nick77 (Arlington, Tx) on 02/17/2015
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I have a 13yr old daughter and she has had chronic bad breath since age 4. I have tried all types of home remedies, most recently a tea tree oil, peppermint oil & baking soda rinse. It masked the odor for about an hour. We have gone through tons of gum & breath mints. I came across this site a few weeks back, bought the acidophilus and I have not smelt any odor.... Thank goodness!!! She is soooo excited!!!

General Feedback
Posted by That70sguy (Il) on 02/17/2015

Do you have root canals? Anaerobic bacteria have been found to be the leading cause of bad breath as well as likely rheumatoid arthritis. You can google this. I do not know if there is a way to rid yourself of these bugs. Theory has it that they still produce in the root canal teeth and migrate into the bloodstream. I suffer too, and wish you health.

Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 01/30/2015

That's great! I'll remember your advice just in case.

Posted by Dimitra (Greece) on 01/30/2015
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Hello, I m suffering from halitosis since I was kid now I am 28years old. I have been in very bad mood, crying dont want to go to work because my colleagues are teasing me and hummiliate me to others!! I ve heard phrases such as I hate you, smelly dimitra...etc! When I was a teenager no one told me anything for that, in college I started noticing people rubbing their nose and look the other way when I talked.i thought that I should brush my teeth more thorougly.i asked my mother one day and said to me that since I was a kid and in college my breath smelled! She didn't warn me once!! I was so ashamed!!! If she did maybe I wouldnt be in this situation now! The last couple of months I have read everything about halitosis, from tonsil stones till tongue scrapers, apple cider vinegar, warm water with soda and salt....and the list goes on!!! I ve tried everything!! I gargled with avc soda and water chlorexidine 0,2%. I use toothpaste that doesnt contain sodium lauryl sulfate, I floss every day twice a day, after a while 1-2hours bad breath is coming back.

I read your answers and saw that may people talked about probiotics and that some people dont have so much good bacteria and bad bacteria are more in their body. I said to my husband I ll take probiotics, so I bought ACIDOPHILUS 4BILLION. From the first day my taste was better.. my bad breath comes from the tongue when I licked my wrist it was smelly! Now NOTHING!! I take 2-3pills per day.its not a medicine its vegan and doesnt contain dairy. It helps with digestion and balances the bacteria in your body, I m going to the bathroom everyday! I watch my diet very much cause when I eat to much or drink alcohol more than two glasses of wine bad breath comes back, I lick my wrist and I know it. I take one pill after a while its gone. So I eat less every three hours, I have more healthy diet, I eat fruits and vegetables, I eat yogurt and kefir that contains probiotic. I did believe that my bad breath was coming from my mouth but I went to see a dentist and said that its not from my mouth. also check very good your tonsils for tonsil stone I found a crypt with a tonsil stone and now I clean it everyday With clorexidine with a q tip.My bad breath comes from bad bacteria in my body!! So the solution for me is ACIDOPHILUS. I ll try 8billion now. I m doing this 20days now I asked both my parents and my husband and said not bad breath anymore, I went to my job from the first time without chewing a gum! I'm feeling much better now! Also my mother told me that when someone is rubbing his nose doesn't seem that your breath smells.

I hope I helped! Don't be ashamed!! People say bad things because they know nothing!!! They think that your not watching your hygiene! Well prove them wrong!! Try probiotics!

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Sarah (Eugene, US) on 01/25/2015

What was your ratio for your spray? How much did you use and how long did you spray? I don't want to overdo it!

General Feedback
Posted by KT (Usa) on 01/21/2015

I also neglected to mention that when my husband eats garlic it really gives him a GOOD body odor.

General Feedback
Posted by Jb (Ny, US) on 01/21/2015

Have you had a blood test for Diabetes? Several people that I know emit a foul smell due to Diabetes.

Do you suffer from sinus infections? Post nasal drip may cause a terrible mothball like smell in your breath and stool.

In the meantime, in order to combat the internal smell, you may try Mint Asure and the best mouthwash is a product called Smart Mouth.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Lil Stuff (California, Usa) on 01/16/2015

I used to have a somewhat furry tongue(white) I used to smoke for years and drank a lot of beer. What I did was I went out and bought some extra virgin coconut oil, originally to make the swelling in my tonsils go down. I brushed my teeth first and then put a big glob of oil in my mouth. I tilted my head back and let it sink to the back of my throat. I held it there and gargled it for about 20 minutes. When I spit it out, my tongue was immediately wayyy pinker. I think I'm allergic to the oil though, because I ate a few tbsp of it and broke out in minor hives on my finger and lips. But it really cured my white tongue. I stopped using it though because of the hives and now to keep my tongue pink, I dip my toothbrush in mouthwash, brush my tongue, and use a tongue scraper to scrape it all off gently. My tongue has improved 90% in one week.

Lime Juice
Posted by Ju (Victoria, Australia) on 01/14/2015

Can you please tell us what your process for using lime juice is? I would really like to try this ASAP. Thankyou so much.

General Feedback
Posted by Helpyourself (Texas, US) on 01/11/2015

I, too, had the same smells. I sprayed hydrogen peroxide in my nose, throat and ears, whenever I thought about it and the horrific smell is gone. Probably took less than 2 months. Good Luck!

I forgot one important thing I used and I think this may have done the most good. I spray Colloidal silver in my nose over the course of less than 2 months. Probably did this 5 times in total. Just a small squirt. Remember, moderation! Good Luck!

General Feedback
Posted by KT (Usa) on 01/10/2015

I agree with Brian. I neglected to add that when my husband over does it on bread (or excessive carbs) he has an offensive body odor. His breath is not but his BO is.

Because our food is being engineered to last longer, I feel this has an effect on how it is digested and/or assimilated. My husband is also in his early sixties.

General Feedback
Posted by Jenn (Cobbora, Australia) on 01/11/2015

Re: Bad Breath..

My daughter brushed her teeth twice a day, ate healthy and drank lots of water...and suffered for years with bad breath...It was only as an adult that she often found the bad breath went hand in hand with acid reflux, so she stopped drinking cow's milk for a few months, and experimented with other varieties of milk, finally finding that Almond milk, Coconut milk and sometimes even Rice milk were all good. She stopped drinking coffee and learnt to drink Almond milk chais and no longer has any problem with bad breath .

General Feedback
Posted by Brian (Sth Aus) on 01/10/2015

John, seems you have looked everywhere except in your gut. Please try going low carb to withhold the sugar that will decimate the species of yeast in your gut that is fermenting food into the bad smells that you emanate. There are some 66 species of yeast that can take residence in the gut but not all of them all of the time, they do vary. But seems you have a dastardly one in permanent residence. Go low carb for a month and then kiss your wife, passionately, and let her be the judge.

General Feedback
Posted by Happymomma (Midwest, US) on 01/09/2015

I have found a link to BB with H.Pylori-in the gut. Get rid of the H.Pylori and the BB may cease. Just a thought.

Garlic, Col. Silver and many other things help reduce H.Pylori. It is very difficult to treat...not sure if this will help, but just my first thought to your issue.

May God bless you and help you with this issue.

General Feedback
Posted by KT (Usa) on 01/09/2015

It could be your diet. Do you have a problem with constipation or are you overweight?

Maybe taking some B Complex twice a day would help.

General Feedback
Posted by Timh (KY) on 01/10/2015 2077 posts

J: If you have never done any body "cleanses", now would be the time to begin and will likely cure your halitosis. Here are the E.C. pages for cleansing.

General Feedback
Posted by John (Washington, US) on 01/08/2015

I am in my early 60's. Bad breath has plagued me my entire life. I have tried every possible method. I have been to the Monel Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, Penn, Dr. Preddy was the one I saw. He ran me through a series of tests, sent me to a dentist, interviewed my wife and came to the conclusion, "Yes there is something", but gave me nothing to solve problem. My wife has said she thinks I make this up because my brother told me I had BB when I was young. I do not know why she can't smell me.

A lot of others have said they can or body language indicates so. I am sure you can relate to the following: Rubbing of their noses, offering you gum or mints, a sort of wrinkling of their face, as if trying not to inhale, even had one guy tell me I needed to have my teeth cleaned. I go to a dentist twice a year and have my teeth cleaned. I have a physical with blood work annually. All numbers in normal range. My doctor tells me I am in excellent shape. Confided in my dentist, but no suggestions or ideas.

I can smell it and taste it. Ranges from fecal smell, the dead smell and vomit. Tried flossing, having tonsils removed because of pearls (at age 28), tried Dr. Katz products, use a Hydroflosser water pick, nasal irrigator with saline solution, scraping tongue, brushing tongue, the chemical products available (3 different manufacturers), apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide , baking soda, chlorophyll (tablets and liquid), Probiotics, Acidolphillus, colloidal silver and I am sure some others I have forgotten. Results are the same: helps at first, then it returns. It never leaves.

I can go through my morning regimen, which lasts 15 minutes, and within 30 minutes can smell my breath. It has become an obsession. I have a good personality and a college education and most people either overlook it or tolerate my problem. I was in sales prior to starting my own businesses, which involves sales. The majority of the help on the market try to treat the symptoms. I have not encountered anyone or company that tries to treat the cause. It does not matter what one eats or drinks. I know people that have horrible hygiene and do not have BB. I know people that do not use deodorant and have no body odor. I know people that have similar life style, smoke, drink and eat similar products that do not have BB.

The study I would like to see would be to find the chemical makeup of those that do not have odors and compare that to those that do. There is something they have that neutralizes the odors internally. Just my opinion. I have gone 3 months without drinking because of a diet that did not include alcohol. Somewhere, in the back of my mind, I thought it was the fact that I drank beer. Love to play golf and drink beer with my friends. Not so, BB is present whether I drink or not. Currently, I am not drinking because of a medication I am taking to help with rheumatoid arthritis. Supposed to take for 6-9 months. One month into it now. Still have BB.

Not writing this to give any cures or ask for advice, because for some of us, there are no solutions. To read this, one would think that I am a pessimistic person. Furtherest from the truth. I own several successful businesses and deal with a lot of different people. An eternal optimist that believes I can do anything I set my mind to try. Except I can't overcome this problem, which is very frustrating. I miss the kisses with my wife. Even though she says she can't smell me, we don't kiss. I have been in a terrible automobile accident and almost lost my leg and have recovered (as completely as I could). I am not a quitter.

So, I guess the message of this entirely too long dissertation, is this: Deal with your affliction as best you can. Keep trying whatever you think helps. Don't give up. If someone doesn't want to be around me because I have BB, they are going to miss out on some great stories, business opportunities and just good times. It is their loss. I can't help my problem and I have tried my entire life to overcome it....sorry. I have never reduced this to writing or told this to anyone. Thanks for listening.

"Never mistake my Kindness for Weakness"

Lime Juice
Posted by K (Usa) on 12/28/2014

Try a blotting tooth brush at least nightly. I use it while watching tv at night so it really doesn't take up any extra time.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by K (Usa) on 12/28/2014

Have you tried a blotting toothbrush? I would recommend trying this daily to ensure clean teeth. It may take a few weeks to see more permanent results from this, but it is a fairly simple process. In addition, I would recommend oil pulling daily and brushing with activated charcoal and coconut oil. All fairly easy additions to your current routines. You can even use the blotting brush on your daily commute if you want to try to include it but don't have the extra time to really dedicate to the full process.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mz (Cheektowaga, Ny) on 12/12/2014
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It was such a blessing to stumble upon this cure. I had suffered for years. I had tried everything: elimination of dairy, various expensive mouthwashes and "systems", nasal irrigation (to reduce post nasal drip/sinus problems), water pik, pills and tonsillectomy (tonsil stones).

My hygiene had always been impeccable, so I had no idea why I had bad breath. My ENT found tonsil stones and recommended that I gargle with diluted peroxide and use an antihistamine nasal spray. It didn't work. I finally begged to have my tonsils removed. The bad breath went away for a few weeks before returning. Something told me to try peroxide again. Voila! My breath smells like...NOTHING. I needed the combination of a partial tonsillectomy and hydrogen peroxide (diluted 1:1 with water). My tonsil stones were hidden between my tonsil and the wall of my throat. I couldn't "hit" the problematic area with mouthwashes while my tonsils were still present. Interestingly, the tonsillectomy alone wasn't enough. I needed this mouthwash for maintenance. I use it twice a day and I'm free of bad breath!! Thank God. This stuff is the answer to my prayers.

I just had to share. P.S. I gargle ~45-60 seconds

General Feedback
Posted by Lily (Ca, US) on 12/08/2014

I started doing the ACV gargle yesterday for some bad breath issues which I suspect have something to do with my out of whack digestion .. same thing happened with the brown specs .. I thought I harmed something in my mouth :(

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Em (Maine, US) on 12/06/2014
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Had an awful odor between a natural tooth and a crown, at the gumline. Did everything I could think of to eliminate it, short of using a jackhammer. In less than a hour after rigorous cleaning, scraping and brushing with a teeny DenTek brush, it was back.

Found this site and with it, the wisdom of hydrogen peroxide, along with various user examples of how it worked and was applied. Got myself a bottle and in just one day, I was freed of this awful curse!

I used it for several days then finally decided to stop and see what would happen. It has been over a week and so far, the odor has not returned. Success, and for less than a dollar.

My dentist had said sure, come on in, you will need an x-ray and probably a trip to the periodontist but we'll see you. Had I not found this site, I would have subjected myself to unnecessary radiation, extra costs and who know what else from a periodontist.

So thank you, everyone, for your wisdom and input.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mb (Maine, US) on 12/02/2014
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It is hard to fully express how grateful I am for the information on this site. The input has saved me from an expensive, grueling dental appointment and likely gum scraping followup, which no one wants to undergo!

After noticing a distinct odor coming from between two rear molars every time I flossed or used a tiny brush to clean the area, I was distraught and called my dentist. They said to come in for an x-ray and exam (spend more money for nothing) and then I would probably have to go see a gum specialist. So I started researching and found that hydrogen peroxide can be very helpful for gum issues, so I bought some and added it to the baking soda concoction I use as mouthwash.

After only two applications, the odor is completely gone! Previously, I would scrub and clean and even put some toothpaste in the space, but the odor would return in less than an hour. Today, I ran the ultimate test and checked it with the tiny brush before even rinsing or cleaning my teeth, right after getting out of bed! No odor!

This is amazing and I am thrilled, so thank you everyone for your wonderful information about this life-changing, CHEAP solution to what is a common problem and can really cramp a person's style.

What I do is fill my water irrigating device with about one part H2O2 3% plus one part water and two tablespoons baking soda, then run it with special attention to that back area and keep the liquid in my mouth for as long as I can (2-3 minutes). Easy peasy, life is good!

Lime Juice
Posted by Myda (Denver, Co.) on 11/23/2014
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I got lime juice and used a tongue scraper, WOW!! Usually when I brush my teeth and use mouth wash or use hydrogen peroxide, bad breath just comes back, even if I scrape my tongue. I am amazed by how well the lime juice is working!

Baking Soda
Posted by Carol (Dover, New Hampshire) on 10/19/2014

I used a strong hydrogen peroxide to rid a mole on my face. It's bought at health food stores but not all carry it. Just a tiny drop on the mole (it does sting for a min. But then stops stinging) then in a few days it falls off. Apply again if not totally gone. Do not use if mole is closer than 1/2 an inch.

General Feedback
Posted by Franky (Singapore) on 10/13/2014

This is all great information - thanks everyone. I have been a halitosis sufferer since puberty & have a good routine (including scraping/hydrogen peroxide & baking soda mix) as well as excellent oral hygiene. The one thing I am missing is real feedback - my wife has given me some at different stages of the day which has been useful but I would really value some more honest feedback. If anyone is Singapore/Malaysia based (or even London as I am there often), please let me know.

Goldenseal and Echinacea
Posted by Divine Jaudian (Dammam, Saudi Arabia) on 10/01/2014

Where I can buy this goldenseal and echicenia here in Dammam?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Kay (FL, US) on 08/13/2014

Hi Lala, I used to hate the smell of ACV too, until I started making/drinking it like lemonade (a glass of water with a few tsp of vinegar instead of lemon; with honey or sugar added in). It became so tasty this way, now I love to use ACV for everthing (health drink, mouthwash, skin, hair, nails). Also be sure to buy the ACV with "the mother" (the murky looking stuff floating around the bottom of the bottle), NOT the clean/clear vinegar. If the smell is still too strong, dilute it with alow vera, water, (or rose water for lovely soft skin).

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Andy (Dubai, UAE) on 07/28/2014

Hi. I am surprised to know that you have been cured. I'm facing the problem of bad breath from last 4 years.

Can you tell me if using hydrogen peroxide safe and can we use it for long term . or its just a temporary benefit.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Andy (Dubai) on 07/26/2014

Can you please tell me where, did you buy hydrogen peroxide in dubai.. as m suffering from the same problem and would want to cure this issue. can you also tell me if its safe to use hydrogen peroxide..

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mea (Philippines) on 07/12/2014

Hi Jane. I just had tosillectomy. I have tonsil stones but when I go back to work I noticed my co workers still cover their noses when I talk to them. I'm more than frustrated. By the way, I am always constipated. My cousins also, I think it's hereditary but they don't have bad breath. Can you tell me about your formula or the food you're eating.

Posted by Marty (Austin, Tx) on 06/09/2014


You have to kill the candida first and then take the probiotics. Candida is hard to kill and you need something very strong like Black walnut hull tincture. I followed many of the remedies here to alleviate candida and white tongue and nothing worked until I did a serious bowel/candida cleanse as follow:

Dr. Clark Clark Bowel Cleanse + Oregano oil

Duration: 25 days


Black walnut hull tincture (20 min before breakfast)

Drink a cup of hot water before breakfast

Take 3 caps of turmeric (500mg)

Take 3 caps fennel (450mg)

1 caps of digestive enzymes

Take 2 caps of betaine (350mg)

Take 1 cap of Cascara sagrada (350mg)

1 empty cap with 5 drops of oregano oil.


Take 3 caps of turmeric (500mg)

Take 3 caps fennel (450mg)

1 cap of digestive enzymes

Take 2 caps of betaine (350mg)

1 cap of magnesium oxide


Take 3 caps of turmeric (500mg)

Take 3 caps fennel (450mg)

1 cap of digestive enzymes

Take 2 caps of betaine (350mg)

1 cap of magnesium oxide

1 empty cap with 5 drops of oregano oil.

Between Meals

Lugols iodine: 6 drops, 4 times a day in glass of water


BWH tincture: day 1 to 5: 1 tbsp every day in COLD water

Days 8,12,16,20 and 24: 3 tbsp everyday in COLD water

This bowel cleanse is very effective because uses anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal agents. Candida works in conjunction with parasites and bacteria.

After this cleanse then you need to take a strong probiotic formula to make sure your intestinal flora and fauna is balanced. (find an 8 strand formula of at least 10 billion).

Hope this helps! It helped me a lot.

Avoid Gluten and Dairy
Posted by Nat (Brooklyn, Ny) on 03/21/2014
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Avoiding or at least minimizing (eating only a little and only once or twice a week) gluten and/or dairy will make a pleasant breath and heal even severe bad breath.

For some people gluten is the main issue, while for others, milk and milk products are the main issue. In the beginning milk or gluten (after testing by elimination which is the main issue) should be more carefully restricted (even in the beginning one can make occasional exceptions), after which, minimizing one or both will be sufficient.

At times other foods or food groups may be contributing to the problem. One should test by eliminating the particular food or food group for a few days or more. One may be amazed how quickly the breath becomes sweet, when the food that the person's body can't tolerate is avoided.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Cathe (Winnipeg Mb Canada ) on 08/22/2013
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I drink alot of coffee with milk and always thought it was the milk that caused the BB. I just did the peroxide gargle and what a difference. It's like someone took the sweater out of my throat. I'm very grateful for this advice and will share with others. Thanks you.

Baking Soda
Posted by Grani33 (Maryland, Md) on 08/11/2013

I have also suffered from BB for many years, I read these posts on a regular basis, I believe my problem is candida albicans, therefore I recommend you try the probiotics, antibiotics, caprylic acid and pau d arco, oil of oregano, and digestive enzymes, my BB is not caused by anything in my mouth its systemic, I do use baking soda, and peroxide, and Neem toothpaste and mouthwash, I never use any market toothpaste or mouthwash, they tend to dry my mouthout. NOT ANTIBIOTICS--SORRY -- I MET ACIDOPHILUS----

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Ms. Tee (Bronx, New York) on 07/30/2013

@JCM.. you absolutely have to gargle several times with the acv/water.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Noori (Bc) on 06/25/2013

Hi there, could you kindly send me the juce smoothies recipe you make. Thank you

Posted by KT (The Usa) on 05/28/2013

In addition, try 100% white cotton socks.

Posted by KT (The Usa) on 05/28/2013

Could be a vit B deficiency? Start with 1/2 TBS. of BSM (Blackstrap Molasses) in some milk or water before going to bed. That contains all the B vitamins and they must be taken together to prevent a deficiency in any of them.

Posted by Andrea (Concordia, Ks) on 05/27/2013

Can acidophilus be used for an 11 year old? My daughter has terrible breath. She also has stinky feet when she wears tennis shoes and socks all day, but there is no peeling or itching like athletes foot. She also has a plantars wart on her foot near her big toe and the one next to it. We had a doctor 'remove' it with the cautery method 2 and half years ago. It seemed to have gone away for awhile, but now it's getting larger and isn't reacting to salicyc acid. I found this site last night searching about the banana peel method, so we are going to try that. I was just wondering if there is something internal like a virus that is causing the bad breath, stinky feet, and wart susceptibility? Any suggestions would be great.

Posted by Vishal (Los Angeles, Usa) on 05/24/2013

Hello all. I too have been a culprit of BB. However, I have white hairy tongue which is elongation of filiform papillae which are the smallest papillae's on your tongue. These papillae trap bacteria and food debris and create chronic halitosis. I've tried everything, even went and extracted my wisdom teeth last week but still no change. I'm going to try liquid chlorophyll and I hope this will make a change. I'm 27 and I already have grey hair because everyday I stress about this problem. I think twice before opening my mouth and saying something. I brush twice a day and scrape my tongue and its been over a year and still no changes. This has def. caused a dent in my social life.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Traveler (Dallas, Tx) on 05/06/2013

Do you use a tongue scraper? How often do you visit a dentist to clean your teeth and pockets? Have you tried an elimination diet, or a cleanse-- like master cleanser or a raw milk (if you have a reputable dairy nearby) cleanse?

Also, how many grams of fiber from whole foods are you getting, preferably from fruits and vegetables, not from bran or fiber powder? Is it at least 25grams or more? I noticed I would be very constipated for a long time because my average for many years was more around 9-15 grams a day, sometimes not even that. In terms of constipation, and menstrual issues, I was helped a lot by blackstrap molasses: 1-3 tablespoons a day in water normally, and the day before my period or during my period I would take 3 tablespoons two or three times a day.

Also, how much do you sweat? Maybe there's someting wrong with your lymph system and I could see how, having body odor you wouldn't want to emphasize that by sweating but that helps get out the funk and detox somewhat. So if you can encourage sweating with exercise, and also use epsom salts/baking soda (and ginger if you want) baths. Alternatively, you can do hot and cold showers which help the lymph system and the skin because it increases blood flow. It also helps with depression.

And, what type of deodorant are you using? I've been conventional-deodorant free for several years and have run the gamut of baking soda, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, various alternative commercial deodorant. I've now been using perfume oils that are made with essential oils and I'm in LOVE with this stuff.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 05/06/2013 2077 posts

Elizabeth: This looks like an obvious case of "dirty colon". This is usually the case of aged persons, but you must have undergone some kind of exception. Anyway, here's a link to remedy this condition.

Let us know how you're progressing.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 05/05/2013

Hi Elizabeth: According to the book, Digestive Wellness (Lipski), if you have halitosis, you may want to do the following:

  • be checked for infections (H pylori, GERD, gastric ulcers)
  • eliminate constipation (which you mention you have) by increasing your fiber intake, make sure you are properly hydrated, exercise, take magnesium (most of us are deficient), take digestive enzymes, evaluate any medications you are taking which may cause constipation, take vitamin C
  • take a good probiotic
  • have your HCl levels checked (your food may be fermenting instead of digesting properly) by having your doctor run a comprehensive digestive stool analysis with parasitology evaluation

Perhaps a naturopath instead of a regular doctor might be what you need. In the meantime, the book I mentioned is really interesting and addresses all sorts of digestion problems. You even may be able to find it in your library. They do say that good health begins in the stomach. I hope you find the answers you are seeking. Good luck! Bess

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/05/2013

Try coconut oil, eat it, brush with it, add a dab of baking soda and put a blob in your mouth before bed. Spit in trash in the morning... won't be long.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Elizabeth (Va Beach, Va) on 05/05/2013

Lifelong ailments: Hi, I'm hoping I can get some clarity on my situation. I'm a 25 yr old female, and for as long as I can remember (pretty much all my life) I've suffered from bad breath and constipation. And I truly have no idea why. I have excellent dental hygeine, so I know that's not the culprit. No gingivitis or tonsil stones. I've never had the healthiest diet, but I feel like so many people eat horribly, and still don't have bad breath. Not to mention, I've had it since childhood. My mother also has bad breath, but she has dental issues, and her tongue isn't coated and gross like mine. I think I may have really slow digestion, because I can eat a piece of toast and sleep for 2 hours after. Digestive enzymes and apple cider vinegar don't help. I've tried every vitamin and supplement out there. I just don't understand. Everything I eat and drink stays on my tongue until I brush it again. Especially in the back middle of my tongue. It's pretty much made me a social outcast, and I've never really formed any intimate relationships because of my breath. I feel like doctors are so quick to get people in and out, they don't really look for the root cause. I'm not lactose intolerant or have a gluten allergy. I really don't know what could be causing this, but I'm at the end of my rope. I'm sorry this is so long.

Posted by Kelli (Nashville , Tn) on 05/04/2013

Do you have tonsil stones? I got my tonsils removed a few weeks ago because they cause horrible breath. I can tell a major improvement but I too have ibs so I am going to double up on the acidophilus and hopefully that will cure the total problems...

Baking Soda
Posted by Bob (Rainier, Oregon) on 05/03/2013

Baking soda is a neutralizer. It neutralizes the bacteria (lactobicculis and streptococcus ) that causes bad breathe, caries, and gum disease. Brushing your teeth with baking soda and salt with a balance diet will help you stay out of the dental chair. It also will whiten your teeth.

Baking Soda
Posted by Lyne (Queensland, Australia) on 05/01/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Yes, I also gargle baking soda and water and no bad breath or bad taste in my mouth. Apparently it kills bacteria in your mouth but I am no dentist.

Posted by Tn (Elkridge, Md) on 04/25/2013

I just started taking a strong form of Acidophilus from that I got from a Holistic Health & Nutrition advisor. She told me my symptoms sounded like I had been infected with Candida throughout my body. So I researched and came across people who had extremely bad breath from a Candida overgrowth in their esophagus. An endoscopy showed white patches all over their esophagus! I went to an ENT and he offered to schedule an endoscopy to verify (he openly doubted it was Candida) and urged me to continue the probiotic because he was shocked it was alleviating some of my IBS symptoms so quickly.

I am taking 4 pills a day instead of the two because I have such terrible IBS symptoms- constipation, bloating, indigestion, gas, stomach pains, occasional cramping and the horrible bad breath. The symptoms aren't totally gone but it's so much better than before! I no longer have an awful taste in my mouth. The white coating isn't on my tongue. My morning breath is tolerable.

Side note- I've tried several different natural methods without a long-lasting result. Oil pulling with different oils, cayenne pepper in warm water, hot water with lemon, chorella, Zinc, high dosages of Vitamin C, peppermint capsules, etc. These methods weren't working for me because they don't kill Candida.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Acidophilus
Posted by Long Sufferer (Albany, Usa) on 04/21/2013
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I started a self regiment of apple cider vinegar and acidophillus treatment for bad breath and it seem to be working great. This is the day2 of me talking close up without consistent nose pinching and squirming of faces.

I start of by taking 2 activated charcoal overnight before bedtime and brushing with Apple Cider Vinegar as mouth wash. I wake up and take two acidophillus 4billion tablets. Evening, a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and I am still monitoring this wonderful progress. Also, I want to say the reduction in bloating and gas problem that I have had due to hpylori. Although the hpylori had been treated, I wa still having the bloating feeling, gas, indigestion and nasty feeling in mouth. The only thing I have change in my life style is reduction of beef.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Bill (Westwood, New Jersey ) on 04/19/2013

I wanted to chime in regarding using regular charcoal for ingestion.... IMO you would be taking serious risks by putting this in your system. Activated is charcol is readily available and cost effective so why would you even consider such craziness. I'm sure the grilling charcol is loaded with toxins and adjunts that I personally would not suggest ingesting on any level.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Paul (Near Boston, Ma) on 04/19/2013
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I have had Bad Breath for years but did a good job masking it and like many I tired many things that did not work. Finally I researched the internet and found activated charcoal and gave it a try and I notice a difference the 1st day. In the morning my breath is not is bad and during the morning to lunch period it's not horrible like it used to be. What really got me thinking in the activated charcoal is that a year ago I had a sewer vent pipe that would give out a terrible smell. I fixed the smell by installing a carbon filter which basically traps the toxins like the activated charcoal. Knowing this and knowing that my BB was from the inside I tried the AC and its working great. I think many people concentrate on the mouth when in reality its coming from the inside. I will try the hydrogen peroxide as well but AC is been great!

Posted by Love (Louisville, Ky) on 02/16/2013
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YAHOO! BRAVO! I've had bad breath for the last 20 years. My teeth and gums are OK... It didn't dawn on me that it could be my stomach?

I'm a green juicer and maybe that was causing my bad breath. Oil pulling helps a bit, but, not enough. So, last week I went to the health store and bought Acidophilus (3 billion) and within 20 minutes my bad breath was gone.... I take two daily.

Usually when I get up in the morning I have bad breath... Not anymore!!!! I'm over the moon happy. I still brush with baking soda and swish with organic coconut oils... But, I finally solved my issue!

I haven't had bad breath since buy acidophilus. I wish I had know years ago. I also foundout that diary and sugar gives you bad breath.

Thank you! Love

Posted by Roula (Arlington, Virginia, Usa) on 02/10/2013

Wheatgrass is an excellent source of chlorophyll. Pines makes an excellent one in powder which you mix with water or another liquid. You can order it from Amazon or maybe find another distributer which sends to Dubai? pine

Posted by Ed2010 (Oakville, Canada) on 02/10/2013

hi Kris, if you can't find chlorophyll. Just Juice any of the Green leaves and drink it,: Mint leaves, Coriander Leaves - Cilantro, Parsley Leaves, or Spinach. Or you can get try spirulina powder, which is rich in chlorophyll. Good Health

Posted by Kris10 (Dubai, Uae) on 02/10/2013

HI, I am suffering from bad breath, been experiencing for 6yrs already. where can we buy this liquid chloropyll? Help me plz.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Gentlebounce (Charleston,, S.c. Usa) on 02/08/2013
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Hydrogen Peroxide for Bad Breath: I just want to thank everyone for their input toward this website. A BIG God bless you, to everyone of you. I came across this site looking for help with my fibroids and this site has done that. I also was looking for help with my Bad Breath. This site did that. Thanks a million. I just hit the lottery! (lol). I feels like it though. Amazing results on both of my problems. Now I've been on this site since 9am this morning. I stop once to cook dinner. This site I soooo informational- I can't get off. I know it had to be a child of the KING that came up with this and what a big heart you have. It also helps me to connect with people. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! God Bless!

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Mother Earth (Manila, Philippines) on 01/31/2013

I once read a home remedy book for different diseases such as BB, and it says there that an ordinary charcoal used for grilling foods can be used. Just powderized it and mix it in a glass of water and then drink it... Or buy empty capsules from a drugstore, pour the powderized charcoal in it then drink it w/ a glass of water... after reading about the HP & BS, I guess I'll try those...

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Bk (Queens, New York, Usa) on 01/23/2013
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

I have noticed that my bad breath doubles or triples with exercise. Running, weight training or even brisk walk for 15 odd minutes will boost the bacteria growth in my mouth. Taste in the mouth and the odor just gets worse and worse. I think it also shoots up a lil in the winters.

Spent countless dollars and still go through this hell every day. I think I have tried everything mentioned on this site, some work and some don't which is pretty normal. In the last 10 odd years I have travelled to all different corners of the globe and met different kinds of doctors. From Chinese traditional medicine to African witch craft doctors, from Muslim hakeems to Jewish Rabbis to Bible cures to Buddha meditation to Yoga, from Indian herbal medicine to acupuncture, acupressure, hypnotism therapy, traditional Japanese medicine, Arabic cures to Red Indian remedies, from meeting with old masters of Shaolin Temple to spending time with vegan Baba's of India, from Russian Babushka advice to Allopathic, Osteopathic to homeopathic to German medicine, world renown ENT, GI, and also to top ranked surgeons who completely removed my tonsils. But no permanent cure.

From what I have learned, there is NO CURE known to man for chronic bad breath or Halitosis. It's a genetic disorder and my only hope is that stem cell research will perhaps explore this avenue to finally find a cure. I am sure that will be long after we are gone from this world. (I usually envy and smile at folks who come up with the suggestions to keep a good oral hygiene, floss, diet, carbs, protein, lots of water, green foods, organic juices, good sleep, etc.. The only thought that runs into my mind at these times is, , , "You have NO IDEA what it is"

For now, I think we all just need each other's support and keep trying to treat the problem with different kinds of remedies that are ALL a temporary relief. Sometimes while driving to work, I smile and tell myself, "These are my happy pains".

There is a lot of talk here about 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, please be cautious that it does have side effects. It's abrasive but more importantly it's a poison. 1/2 HP and 1/2 H2O works for a couple of hours but I have yet to hear from any doctor who would recommend this for a long term use. Many dentists would not recommend the use for more than a week. Sometimes they even prescribe ONCE a week for 3 or 4 weeks and that's it. I used 50/50 ratio for a few weeks and got the burning sensation in the throat and nostrils till I got a throat infection. My mucous had blood and the doctors put me on antibiotics to kill the infection. I still use it with 1 and 5 ratio but I know no doctor will recommend it for long term use.

Personally, I will be jumping up and down with joy and happiness if I find any remedy that safely covers up the problem 100% for 4 hours and allows me to eat, drink and talk freely as anyone other person. I will gladly do it in the morning, after lunch and before the bed.

H. Pylori Cause
Posted by Nancy (Lusaka, Zambia) on 01/22/2013

I have been diagnosed with H. Pylori as well and have tried the triple therapy treatment for 3 times, but no improvement. I was told H. Pylori has become resistant to antibiotics. Can you please tell me what antibiotics you used to get rid of it? I am desperate.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 10/03/2012

3 steps to help conquer the battle of the breath, and each solves a contributing factor, so try them separately for 1-2 weeks at a time, or all together, whichever you prefer.

1. Add baking soda to your toothbrush and oral rinse. It neutralizes acid like no tomorrow. Tastes blech, works great. Avoid alcohol mouthwashes.

2. Consume yogurt daily, or a similar dose of probiotic drink or capsules - yogurt is best. Look for at least 4 billion probiotic per serving.

3. Scrape your tongue with a spoon daily.

Also, Check your pH for acidosis. When your pH is in balance, your GI tract and breath will be also. And make sure you are getting enough water.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Cnedriyon (Springs, Gauteng, South-africa) on 09/20/2012

You can find hydrogen peroxide in south africa in clicks pharmacy and dischem. Give it a try diluted with water, it worth it!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mt (Ottawa, On Canada) on 09/13/2012

I know a lady that was complaining about really bad breath. She found out that she had the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria in her stomach. Once she got read of it, the bad breath dissapeared. Look into Manuka honey, Grapefruit Seed extract, garlic. Clean you blood with stinging nettle tee.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Misery (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) on 09/13/2012

Hi all... I've had severe halitosis for over 24 years, it's such a crippling and alienating condition to suffer from, like everyone with this ailment, I've suffered my fair share of humiliation and embarrassment, and because of it I've tried effortlessly to find a cure by seeking answers from many 7 dentists, 4 ENTs, 3 Gastroenterologists and over 20 GPs and the list goes on and none were able to help me or even pinpoint the cause of it, they were all puzzled and basically gave up! Tried all the mouthwashes and expensive treatments out there, went on various diets and detoxes, tried endless antibiotics but with no avail!

I tried Hydrogen Peroxide and ACV 3 years ago when I stumbled on this website and guess what? It actually worked! But only temporarily!! The bad breath didn't completely diminish but it improved by probably 90% so at that time I was probably the happiest person on earth because I truly believed that I was finally being cured and that in few more days or weeks the bb will completely disappear! But to my disappointed the bb never really disappeared but instead it came back and neither HP nor ACV worked on me again. It's like the bacteria in my mouth or gut - or wherever it's hiding - had become immune to it. So I was so disappointed and my hopes and dreams were shattered once again!

What I want to know from all of the people who have tried HP and ACV and had positive results with it, whether their cure was short term or they were actually completely cured and bb never returned?

I would also appreciate any suggestions or other cures that might help me with my condition as it's ruining my life.

Artificial Sweeteners
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 09/07/2012 2077 posts

Joanie, a good cleaning does seem appropriate as dietary modifications seem inefficient. Here are some E. C. links to get you started:

Not much on Colon Cleanse but there is much info on the web, probably too much as there can be too much variation. All health food stores carry products for "intestinal cleansing" as well as "parasite formula", some combine the two. Do the gallbladder cleanse first. It's a little unpleasant but it works ( I just completed one w/ good results two days ago and feel much better now).

Also, take a high quality multivitamin/mineral/whole food supplement w/ every meal, this will greatly improve metabolism.

I hope this "level one" protocol resolves your issues. Report your progress.

Artificial Sweeteners
Posted by Joanie (Greenville, Sc) on 09/06/2012

Thank you Timh for your response. How do I find info on what you think are the best colon and gallbladder cleanses, detox and parasite treatments? Those would have to be the answer to my problems which have not really changed much from avoiding sugar in all forms.

Artificial Sweeteners
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 09/01/2012 2077 posts

Joanie, as is the case for many of us, it seems you need to do a colon and perhaps a gallbladder cleanse plus any kind of detox; and maybe even parasite treatments. There are sooo many things that derail our metabolism and we end up w/ all the waste products polluting our bodies.

Let us know of anything that works for you.

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