Natural Cures for Bad Breath and Halitosis

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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.

Posted by Yusuf (Leicester, England) on 09/25/2011

Hello, I recently stumbled upon this website and I have to say it is a god send for me, so much information about natural cures, a Big Thank You to all the posts, keep it up, you don't realise how many people your helping.

The question I'd like to ask is I recently started using Apple Cider Vinegar as a mouthwash and every time this brown speckles, sometimes like thick mucous thing (sorry only way I can think of describing it) comes out, anyone know what it is?

I recently read that some lemon or lime juice with 3x rose water, so 1/4 lemon juice, 3/4 rose water is very good for bad breath elimination, it kills all the bad bacteria and it makes your breath smell fresh, I read it in a herbal book but never tried it myself, so anyone that does, let me know if it works.

I'd greatly appreciate if someone can answer my question for me.

Thank you and keep up the good work.

Replied by Lily
Ca, US

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 :(

Replied by Katzie

Hi Yusuf. The brown "slimy" substance that you found in the ACV is called "the mother", and you don't have to worry about it, it's actually the most nutritious part of ACV.

Also, keep a small dark bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide in the staff bathroom at work. Gargle with it and drip some down your nostrils, too. This should work for you in short order. Keep the faith.

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Posted by Sandra (Near Atlanta, Georgia) on 05/06/2007
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Thank you for this site. It is so informative and helpful! I discovered it a few months ago after I did a search for more information on oil pulling after hearing about it on a radio show. Since then I occassionally browse your site. I have yet to try the oil pulling, but I have started using Apple Cider Vinegar and the Blackstrap Molasses. I have not been consistent with the Blackstrap Molasses, but it has helped me. I am anemic with a fibroid & feel the difference in my energy & appearence. I have been using the ACV every day. I drink it in the mornings and I also put it in bottled water & take it with me to work to sip on all day. This has helped me with bad breath and is strengthening my gums and teeth.

I also want to share something that will stop bad breath that I have not seen discussed anywhere. I know from personal experience how big this problem can be. Perhaps my experience will help someone who is hurting and needing help as I was. I quit a very good job because of my problem. I suffered a lot of hurt and embarrassment not to mention the financial stress of being unemployed. At the time I could not see another solution to my problem. My job required talking on the telephone with customers all day long and being in close quarters with many co-workers. I could not afford to go to the dentist. Even though I had that job I was not yet eligible for dental insurance. I wish I'd found the solution before I quit. I had very bad breath from infected gums and an infected tooth with a hole in it. I tried all kinds of things, but nothing would stop the smell. I tried several things and added more things as I discovered them. (Peroxide, baking soda, lots of vitamin C, etc.) Then I decided that I could temporarily plug up the hole with cotton soaked with Tea Tree Oil. Then I started using some dental wax to cover the cotton. That helped a lot, but the smell & taste from the infected tooth came back after a very short period of time.

Then one day I decided to see what herbs the herbalist Dr. John Christopher recommended for my problem. In that search I found information on Echinacea. He said this herb actually eliminates foul odors and fetid discharges. It's anti-putrefactive, and arrests pus formation. Also it is an excellent healing agent wherever tissue decay is taking place and it is a blood purifier.

I immediately found some Echinacea and Goldenseal capsules that I had sitting around and took some. Then I opened one of the capsules and poured some of the powder in the hole in my tooth and packed it with the Tea Tree Oil soaked cotton. This WORKED! The Echinacea & Goldenseal powder got rid of the odor! It's getting rid of the infection. It turns out that Goldenseal is also good for periodontal disease. It also helps with digestive disorders that might cause bad breath. I'm thrilled! I now have another good job that is in some ways better than the other one. It also requires that I talk to customers on the telephone all day and be in close quarters with co-workers. Everything is fine there. I have not been to a dentist yet, but my bad breath and gum infection is under control. I will eventually have to go to the dentist to have the hole filled, but I am so happy that this problem is solved. No more embarrassment from having bad breath and I don't have to make an expensive trip to the dentist without insurance.

Again, THANK YOU for this site. You don't know how much you're helping by the information you provide.

Replied by Divine Jaudian
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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

Replied by Pat

Please where can I get the goldenseal and echinacea in Ghana (Accra) to buy?

Replied by Oinoi

They are usually sold in capsules in america and online so try that? I don't know Ghana but that is how it ships worldwide. Maybe you can get some fresh in Ghana.

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Posted by Angel (Miami, USA) on 02/28/2008
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topped my bad breath with good oral hygiene, nasal cleansing and supplements.

I removed a piece of popcorn kernel from under my gum which had a terrible smell. After that, my dentist and doctors said I was in good health but I still had bad breath for the next 2 years.

My oral routine is now an enzyme promoting toothgel and mouthwash(that treat my dry mouth and contain xylitol), floss, a tongue scraper, and an anticeptic oral cleanser containing carbamide. I floss, then crape my tongue gently. Then put 10 drops of carbamide gel on my tongue, mix with saliva and spit. I put 3 drops of carbamide gel on my soft bristle toothbrush then brush my teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue. Rinse and gargle with mouthwash. That's ususally three times a day. And about 3 times a week I polish my teeth, etc before I brush -- mix in my hand of 1 tsp each of baking soda and salt with a little water.

I cleanse my sinus/nasal area with a nasal irrigator a few times a week with 1 tsp each of salt and baking soda. Or twice a day if I am having sinus problems.

The other key was treating my sinus/post nasal problem with whole food supplements that contain supercritical garlic and oregano. Also changed my mouth and body's smell with a whole food supercritical antioxidants blend like tumeric, clove, ginger rosemary. And sip plenty of water through the day to stay hydrated. If I chew gum, it contains xylitol.

I needed to do a better job of brushing when and how I should. My body just needed supplements to be more healthy. The byproduct is I generally just feel better. The best thing is for the first time in years, I am not self conscious when I kiss my husband.

Replied by Kobby
Accra, Ghana

For Akbar,

Dont stop brushing with a flouride toothpaste, do that first and continue with what you are doing because I noticed that u have stopped using toothpaste from the Market place. Buy a flouride toothpaste a good one and do what u are doing, it will work.

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Posted by Naiveburrito (Lincoln, Ne) on 11/12/2011
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I have had bad breath starting around age 12. It's nothing that's stopping me from having a social life, but, gum has been offered... And sometimes you can just tell. I had strep many times as a kid, and have always had huge tonsils and sinus issues incluing post-nasal drip. It took me awhile to figure out that brushing my teeth wasn't sufficient. A doctor told me I had tonsil stones when I was 18. I read somewhere that a way to see if you had bad breath was to lick your hand and smell it after 30 seconds. I tried that and there was no smell, so I knew it wasn't in my mouth. I had an epiphany and touched the back of my tonsil, and my finger reeked like rotten egg/sulfuric/sickly sweet/salty??? crap.

What I have tried:

Hydrogen Peroxide: Works great on the short term as a substitute for mouthwash. Not a long term solution.

Apple Cider Vinegar: I felt like it freshened things up, but the effects seemed to diminish over time.

Grapefruit seed extract: same as ACV.

I spent hours digging around in my tonsils, but they still smelled bad. There is a deep crypt behind my left tonsil that seems to be the trouble spot.
I bought a neti pot, which really does the trick, but only for 3-4 hours.

One day I bought some colloidal silver. I gargled with it, and it seemed to help. Then, I decided to shoot it up my nose with a dental syringe. I leaned over the sink and slowly shot a stream up, and bent my head over so that it could 'penetrate the sinuses'. It worked better than anything I had tried before!

I got a little paranoid reading about colloidal silver online, and didn't want to overdo it. So, I decided to break out the old Grapefruit seed extract. Success!
I dilute it and shoot it up the nose with the syringe. It really clears things out. I have been doing this for about 2 weeks and realize I am no longer conscious of a gross taste in my throat. When I touch my tonsil, my finger doesn't smell. GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT UP THE NOSE! I still use the silver sometimes, but usually just once a week. Needless to say I am pretty happy about this. Give it a try if you think your halitosis is sinus related.

Replied by Abler
Bklyn, Ny
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Better But With Side Effects

I've been using GSE for 2 weeks now, in the morning after I brush my teeth I add to toothbrush and brush my tongue, then after lunch I gargle with HP then brush my tongue with the GSE to get the foam off. I notice every time I use the GSE I get a mild frontal headache. I heard so many good things about GSE and no negative side effects. Although I have not change my diet.. I still eat carbs and sugar but drink lots of water, veggies and fruit. Do you think the GSE is causing the headaches?.... never had them before.

Replied by Sarah
Eugene, US

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!

Posted by William (Las Vegas, NV) on 10/15/2008
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Bad Breath: The best thing I ever did to solve the problem was to add one drop of Gapefruit seed Extract to my toothpaste. I've used everything, but GSE is safe and easy to use and no bad taste

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Posted by Djangolad (Beirut) on 09/27/2016
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Hi all,

I want to share my experience with halitosis that has been with me since 6 years now. I wish I have stumbled to this forum a long time ago since I'm experiencing the exact similar symptoms. I read all about scraping the tongue, brushing teeth, flossing, hydrogen peroxide I never tried it but what I really know is that the problem lies within the stomach.

I went to a gastrointestinal specialist who prescribed me one pill of vermox for parasites treatment for one time in morning, followed by 2 pills of normix and 1 pill of flagyl each morning and evening for five days. At the time of taking the mediciations, my bad breath decreased enormously to null. After the treatment has finished, the bad breath came up again. It was really affecting my social life; when I wanted to talk to a person I keep a distance so he/she doesn't. Days went by and I started learning more when my bad breath is at its maximum, it is when my mouth is dry, almost all the time when I eat sugar or drink a cup of coffee, the dries after and the smell becomes even worse. Sometimes I feel liquid in my nose which I touch by my hand and it smelled. I don't know if you guys experienced this, but I didn't link it to the bad smell. Until one day 2 weeks ago I experienced a really unbearable stomachache at the top just below the chest bones.

I went to the family doctor who asked me to perform a breath test for H. pylori and take protective pills for my stomach &Gastropan. My breath test came out negative, went back to the doctor and he said it was all a stress and it will go by itself I just need to keep on taking the protective pills for as long as months. I wasn't really convinced with what he said although the pain has decreased in severity but I still had a burning sensation once I drink coffee or eat pepper to a level that I feel I was about to vomit, but didn't.

I went to another gastrointestinal specialist who asked my to do an endoscopy through the mouth and he performed a biopsy. Surprised that my tests showed a moderately active h pylori bacteria and he put me on the triple therapy for a month and half. I'm now on the second week, I asked him about the breath test he said he did not recommend breath test to anyone since it was just a waste of time and money. Lucky me, after one day from the triple therapy my bad breath has gone.

My nose doesn't drain anymore and my saliva's bad smell has disappeared. Now I know what causes the bad breath but I'm really scared that it might come back after I'm done with the therapy!

Anyone there that has finished the triple therapy and destroyed halitosis for good? please... Meanwhile, I will keep you updated.

Replied by Johmny

I cant but to agree with you. I used to suffer badly from halitosis. I went on triple therapy since I had h.pylori and the bad breath juat vanished after the first day. Meanwhile I went to the dentist to clean up he asked me to floss for the tight teeth and to use the little brush that goes between the teeth in case where a space exiats between a tooth and another. Finally he gave me a gum strengthener to be used 3 times daily but my gum was healthy anyway but I have unaligned teeth which makes them more exposed to left overs getting stuck and the need for maintenance on daily basis besides brushing twice. I am on my second day of tiple therapy. Djangolad, please keep me updated or anyone on this forum who went through triple therapy...

Posted by Danny (Manchester) on 07/10/2015
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I have been reading threads like this for almost a year and vowed once I solved this problem of bad breath I would inform as many as possible.

Been through it all : people asking who farted, screwed up faces, avoiding people etc because of the evident bad breath. I could tell a hundred stories and a thousand "cures" I tried but finally I got a positive stool test for H Pylori. I'm currently on the triple therapy treatment and my bad breath has gone. There's more than chance that it will come back and I'm prepared for that but the great news is that I know now. I've recently learned that stomach acid needs to be balanced I.e find out if you have too much or not enough (google it) then fight the bacteria off in your gut then begin to live life again.

Get tested for H Pylori and Sibo, be sure when testing for Sibo to get the hydrogen AND methane test. Once you've got the culprit then smash it with what you decide is best, naturals or antibiotics. Figure out what your stomach acid is like low or high and address then low fermentation diet for a couple months.

Personally the triple therapy antibiotics plus cabbage juice and hydrochloric acid is working for me but that's just my case and everyone is different. I have low stomach acid so I stopped the PPI with the triple therapy and my wieght is going back up slowly after losing nearly two stone, my nasal passages have cleared up (result of digestive tract clearing) and bloating reducing.


Replied by Gerard

Hi, I was reading your post and I experienced the same exact symptoms of bad breath, and after testing positively for H pylori, I was put on a month and a half triple therapy, the second day my bad breath has diminished to null. but I'm scared it might come back, any update from your side? or anyone on this forum has gone throught the triple therapy while experiencing bad breath? I'm on my second week of therapy

Posted by Louise (Chicago, Il) on 02/17/2011

After about 10 years of chronic halitosis I have finally been cured. I am a healthy 36 year old female but had halitosis no matter what I did. I wanted to get to the root of my problem so I tried oral hygiene. I brushed, cleaned with baking soda, vinegar, various mouth washes. Nothing worked. I then was seen by a ear, nose, throat doctor. I was told I had post nasal drip that could be the cause. After I used a neti pot to clear my nose for weeks with saline, I still continued to have bad breath. I next tried eating different foods, I tried about 10 different diets from gluten free to vegetarian. Nothing worked.

I finally went to a GI doctor. After some testing I was diagnosed with H Pylori, a bacteria in my intestinal lining. It is very common. About half of the world has it!! I have been on a triple antibiotic treatment for it for 3 days now and my halitosis disappeared after the first day! It's a miracle. This could be the source of halitosis for most people and they aren't even aware of it. Yogurt, probiotics, mint, etc, are just temporary cover ups for a long term problem that needs serious treatment.

Replied by Dr. Fever
City Of Manila, Philippines

May I ask what antibiotic or medicine your doctor gave you? Thank you.

Replied by Nancy
Lusaka, Zambia

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.

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Posted by Abdul K (South Africa) on 07/13/2016
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Try this mouthwash out before going to bed after brushing your teeth. In the morning there will be no plaque on the teeth. It whitens the teeth and strenghtens the gums. An acquaintance who suffered from bleeding gums and could not find a medical cure tried it and was cured of his bleeding gums. He used it before going to bed, on awakening and after meals. A dentist in west London who tried it stated that it was the best mouthwash ever.

In a glass of warm water add a teaspoon of pure honey and stir well. Gargle your mouth swishing between the teeth. Also gargle your throat. It kills the bacteria lodged between the teeth. The same bacteria is found in of diseased heats. Save yourself form heart disease.

Try it out and recommend it to your family, friends etc. and specially to the medical fraternity who pump useless drugs.

Save money on commercial mouthwashes that do not really do anything.

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Posted by Mc (Europe) on 11/14/2016
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I just tried hydrogen peroxide yesterday before sleeping for bad breath. 50% lukewarm water and 50% peroxide. I woke up with an even worse smell. If I weren´t sure of what it was like before, today I´m absolutely sure it smelled like feces. Did anybody here had a bad reaction at the beginning to get better later? Should I give it another try?

Replied by CB
San Luis Obispo

No, I wouldn't give up on the H2o2 remedy. But you might want to try a water pic device before you do the hydrogen peroxide gargle. You might have some kind of tooth or gum infection that is causing the bad breath and must treat that first. I've previously discovered an area in my upper gums that generate terrible smells when the water shoots through the area. If you use the water pic, don't add anything to the water so you can smell if anything is going on when the water hits it. If you use a mouthwash in the water pic, you will mask the smell of the infection. It's a great diagnostic tool in my opinion.

Other things to try are cleansing your sinuses using a neti pot with sea salt and a dash of hydrogen peroxide daily. I have also heard that infected gallbladders can cause bad breath. Good luck to you!

Replied by Mc

Thank you so much for your comment, CB! Actually, my problem began 3 years ago, after I moved to Europe. At that time, I caught a flu and wsa prescribed cortisone shot and azithromicin a day before moving. After this the nightmare began, perhaps 15 days after. I always had minor bad breath, but then it got out of control.

I went already to 4 different dentists, and I have no problem at all with my teeth and gums. Tried several toothpastes, with and without fluoride. Mouthwashes (List... being the one who makes my breath the worst after use). Floss, tongue cleaning. Professional cleaning. Nothing helped. I do have a whitish coat deep in my tongue, not so thick, though. And I feel that in this area and back of my throat (behind uvula and down) there´s more mucus, which keeps the bad taste. I also know that I don´t need to talk in order to people to notice the bad smell, just breathing is enough.

So I went to general doctor, who prescribed Nasonex, which didn´t work. Then I went to an ENT, who didn´t find anything wrong with nose, throat and tonsils. I recall to having used neti pot, but not so often, but the few times I used I saw no difference. Perhaps I should have persisted on it.

I went to a gastro a couple of months before it began, had an endoscopy and ultrasound, but there was nothing wrong. It was 3,5 years ago.

I have lactose intolerance, so eating dairy - which I don´t do often - causes a bad taste, but every food does the same. Perhaps exception for lettuce, which keeps my breath a bit less foul for longer.

I´m always trying new things, changes in diet, but the emotional toll is what is taking more of my energy. I´m always using probiotics, trying some supplements like Vitamin B, C, Zinc, but not in a regular basis.

I tried H2O2 before, which didn´t work, but I decided to give it a new try after reading the thread. For sure the mouth feels cleaner, and the difference is I felt my nose less stuffy, even though I just gargled. But I don´t know if it gave more room only to bad bacteria, so the bad smell in the following morning. My mouth was absolutely drier. I´ll try it again as suggested. Thank you!

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn

MC,,,,,,,,,, have you considered that your bad breathe may be coming from your stomach. If you think that is a possibility then you may want to try ozonated water. You may want to consider that you have H pylori . If that is the case then ozonated water will help address your problem.


Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc

Hello Mc,

About your breath issue. You mentioned in your description the coating on your throat. From that I deduce that you have found the problem; Thrush infection or virus infection. I've kept my throat free from infection by gargling every other day with colloidal silver. Also you might have a sinus infection (maybe low grade) that keeps feeding the problem. So, if me, I'd also learn how to do an irrigation. Earth Clinic has a video of me discussing colloidal silver and I discuss the importance of keeping the system clean of infections by using CS. You can access the video on the colloidal silver page of this site or by googling youtube earth clinic dave Thomas colloidal silver.

Replied by Ernesto

I think that the antibiotics remedy for flu (which is a terrible idea by the way because the flu is a viral infection and antibiotics do nothing) killed your good gut bacteria and your digestion has been severely affected. I would recommend you try taking some probiotics like acidophilus as we'll a state digestive enzymes. These enzymes are plant based but you might also need animal based ones. I found quite by accident that eating pork regularly significantly improved my digestion.

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Have you tried oil pulling?

Posted by Serena (Calgary) on 06/27/2016
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I forgot to brush my teeth one morning before work, and while standing about 4 ft from her and talking, my daughter was practically crying at the smell. I decided to try a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide that.I found st the Dollar Store, bought a package of plastic shot glasses while there, and took them both home. I immediately started using it by filling those shotglasses 1/2 full of HP and swished around my mouth, for about 30 seconds, morning and night. I made gargle at the back of my throat, too. It worked like a miracle! Right after the 1st time using it I could tell an intense difference in my mouth, I didn't taste that "tinny taste" that halitosis sufferers know so well, and gained confidence!

I started my 15 yr old son, as well, and within 4 days, yes only 4 days, the kid didn't even have morning breath anymore! He has the sweetest smelling breath ever! All this for a Dollar Store purchase!!

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.

Replied by Charles
New Jersey

Try about a mouthful of apple cider vinegar and swish it around for about 30 seconds and then gargle, spit out immediately and rinse your mouth with cold or warm water because the vinegar is acidic and can wear down your tooth enamel same thing with too much peroxide if you use it without rinsing with water after.. A tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar diluted with 8 ounces of water and a teaspoon or tablespoon of honey is good to drink, it helps in aiding weight loss and also works as an antioxidant. I'm glad you were able to overcome your bad breath.... Cheers! :)

Replied by Tiredofbeingtired
Los Angeles

Thanks for this! How warm is the water? What kind of water do you use? distilled, tap etc........Does this still work if you use cold water? PLEASE PLEASE RESPOND ASAP Many blessings to ALL of us who suffer!

Replied by Anne
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Yes, it actually works. My husband had bad breath which was causing me to not want to kiss him. He also had a tooth that was growing inside the gum. I think that may have also been part of the problem because it was infected. He went to the dentist and took the tooth out and the dentist told him to mix his mouthwash with a little peroxide when he gargles. The bad breath is totally gone! I use it too and do a breath check with my sister who is obsessed with her breath and she didn't smell a thing. So, you can gargle with the mixture and brush while it's in your mouth for best results.

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.

Replied by Mz
Cheektowaga, Ny
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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

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!