Natural Cures for Bad Breath and Halitosis

Artificial Sweeteners
Posted by Joanie (Greenville, Sc) on 08/31/2012

Years ago while on the Atkins Diet, I used Splenda in my tea and coffee. After about a month I had a horrible smell coming from my breath and pores. I quit using it and started using aspartame, stevia, and then saccharin. They all had the same effect on me. I read an article about someone with the same problem, and it said that artificial sweeteners are broken down to powder form by methane gas which is what wreaks from your breath and pores. Now if I use only a little bit from a packet it still makes me smell like a fart so I avoid it. I recently went on an all fruit and veggie diet. I started tasting gas and smelled it on my breath. On 2 different occassions, I laughed and people around me would say they smelled sewage. I read about Fructose Intolerance and how it has that same effect on your system. Fructose is in everything! Especially fruit which I had been eating a lot of. It's also in most vegetables. Please look it up online to see if you have this problem. It lists foods to avoid, and ones to eat. No change yet in the few days I've been off all forms of sugar, but it may take a while. Meanwhile, I'm anti-sociable til I smell better!

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Reader Of Ec (Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/13/2012

This is not good advise as burnt toast would not be "Activated" or infused with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms.


Activated Charcoal
Posted by Nob (Manila, Philippines) on 08/12/2012

hi bellabing, where can I buy activated charcoal in manila?


Activated Charcoal
Posted by Bellabing (Manila, Philippines) on 07/24/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I have been suffering chronic BB for 5 years to the extent that I resigned from my job and lost an opportunity to work abroad. I have suffered so much humilation and people will almost laugh at me everytime they smelled my stinking breath. I was diagnosed with ulcer, hiatal hernia, gastritis, esophagitis, and doudenitis. I've been taking prescriptions but my bb is still there. I went to ENT to have my throat and nose examined and the doctor found out that I have tonsil stones that smelled like "poo". I was able to remove it and cleanse my tonsils after brushing and rub with a mixture of salt, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. I tried so many remidies like brushing, flossing, oil pulling, liquid chlorophyll, gargling with 50% water and 50% hydrogen peroxide after meals, but my breath would still stink. I have seek an alternative medicine and the doctor told me that I have to cleanse my system with fruits and vegetables especially "raw and green" to detoxify my body. Strickly no meat, white breads, pasta, sweets, fried foods, soda, and dairy foods. He advised me to drink organic, green vegetable smoothie with fruits everyday especially in the morning on an empty stomach. I also take "activated charcoal capsules" in a glass of warm water 4 times a day, 2 hours before meal. And I noticed my breath has improved and I can talk to people face to face. Thanks to the wonders of nature "green veges and fruits", "activated charcoal" (please google search activated charcoal for more info) and, "internet" for the priceless information. God is good all the time. Cheers! :)


Over the Counter
Posted by Kath2845 (Merseyside, United Kingdom) on 07/01/2012

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?


Water
Posted by Franko (Valley Cottage, Us) on 05/02/2012

Halitosis has been a problem for me and I've done various things to control it.

1. I believe a diet with lots of fiber (lots of fruit and veggies, especially greens) is very important. Lots of fiber means the food moves quickly through your system and doesn't have a chance to rot and stink and decay inside you. Especially if you eat meat, you MUST accompany that with a lot of fiber, because meat should be made to pass through you very quickly or it will putrify and rot and stink inside you. Letting meat sit inside your body for too long because you don't get enough fiber with it is not only a cause of odor, but a cause of cancer if that habit goes on for too long. Also, greens are valuable because clorophyll tends to deodorize the system. If your feces smells really bad, you are not eating enough fiber. You should be defecating at least once a day, twice is better. Sufficient fiber can also protect you to some extent from dairy products coating your system and hanging around too long.

2. In the evening before bed I take in a mouthful of hot salt water and swish it as forcefully as possible through my teeth, spit it out. Then I take another mouthful of hot salt water and slip a toothbrush into my full mouth and brush my teeth while holding my lips closed so the salt water filling my mouth doesn't pour out. I then spit out the mouthful of salt water into the sink and refill my mouth with new salt water, slip the brush between my lips again and brush in the same way (while my teeth are completely immersed in the salt water in my full mouth), and spit again. Then when I'm done brushing, I gargle with the hot salt water and brush my tongue with it. In future, I'm also going to start brushing with salt water back in my throat further if I can, having read some of the posts above. Anyway, after all that, I rinse out most of the salt in my mouth with plain water.

3. Every morning and during the day I drink lots of water. That tends to clean not just your mouth, but your whole internal system, especially if you are eating enough fiber, which you can get from fruits and veggies. Bacteria forms in the mouth when it's dry. Breathe through your nose, not your mouth, when possible. If your mouth is closed, it won't dry out and so it will form less bacteria.

4. If I'm absolutely determined to control bad breath, I go 90% vegan and eat mostly raw fruits and veggies, with maybe a little yogurt. A raw vegetarian diet after a couple days will tend to give you sweet, baby breath. It can be hard to eat raw greens, but there's a very easy way to do it: Get a good blender (a Vitamix or Blendtech if you can) pop in a nice ripe banana, some water, and some other fruit, and a generous handful of raw greens, like spinach, kale, or others. Add some chia seeds, which are full of vital omega 3 fatty acids. When you blend it all, and taste the smoothie, you won't taste the greens, but mostly just the delicious sweet fruit. It makes a great superhealthy smoothie. One can also get one of the green powder products and add some of that to the fruit and greens in the blender. Google "raw family" on the internet, and check out the raw family website about a family that cured itself of all sorts of diseases by a green-smoothie raw diet. There is also a site called "green smoothie girl. "

5. Just because your mouth tastes funny or bad to you, it doesn't necessarily mean you have bad breath. You might, but might not. I tested it once, at a moment when I was sure I had bad breath, and my friend said, no, not at all, you don't. I breathed right on his nose. That day, I had drunk a lot of fluids but eaten nothing.

I'm going to add a couple of methods to my toolkit: using Apple Cider Vinigar as a gargle and drinking a teaspoon of ACV or whatever the right amount is with some water. Also, I'm going to start taking acidophilus and clorophyll liquid or caps.


Water
Posted by Peter (Bangkok, Thailand) on 04/04/2012

For the ones that are suffering from bad breath, please try this out! First thing every morning before u brush your teeth, try drinking 640 ml. of water. After 45 mins. you are allowed to eat something. This might not help immediately, just give it a try for couple of days if you see any improvement. Good luck everyone.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Jj (Abuja, Nigeria) on 03/24/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I've been at war with bad breath for over 25 yrs, been to several dental clinics with no positive feedbacks... Bt I was lucky to find this site and Hydrogen peroxide has renewed me, am a new person now, bye bye to a lifetime of chewing gum, finally free. It works 100%. God bless you guys.


Alcohol
Posted by Abler (Bklyn, Ny) on 03/14/2012

Hi Flori, did you have the bad smells coming out of your nose is why you started the change or was it just the white coating of the tongue? What vodka did you use? How long have you made this change to know it is not temporary? When I say temporary I mean like a couple of hours, if it last the whole day and then some then that would be great. Please let me know. Thanks.


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Abler (Bklyn, Ny) on 03/14/2012
3 out of 5 stars

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.


Alcohol
Posted by Flori (Ma, Usa) on 03/13/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I got rid of white coating at the back of the tongue, I made three changes first off I started drinking lemon water approximately 1 lemon a day I wound have half in the morning half at night. Next I started taking chlorophyll tablets, just one per day. Then one day I decided to gargle some strong vodka for around three minutes it burnt alot but after I brushed that day I didn't have anymore white coating and I didn't have to do it again as it did not come back again. Thanks to that and I guess the chlorophyll my breath has been fresh.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Abler (Bklyn, Ny) on 03/12/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Madya, I use to use Dr. Katz therabreath products and it worked really well for awhile until I started using the sprays that go up your nose. That's when I think I got an infection because that's when the really bad smells was coming out of my nose. I immediately stop using that product... That was 5 years ago, I tried everything to get rid of those horrible smells but nothing worked until I heard about the antibiotic/penicillin Augmentin. After taking that I got it down to BB smell. Then I tried using natural remedies to get rid of that smell some worked briefly!

Then I came across this website and read all things people were trying. I decided to try the HP last week... YAY! ... It worked really well... That smell is gone. I haven't used HP for a few days and still the smell is gone... I also had to change my diet... No meat for awhile. I'm so thankful for this site because so many of use are suffering from this problem and desparately looking for safe solutions.


Chlorophyll
Posted by Abler (Bklyn, Ny) on 03/08/2012

Hi Lisa, yeah I know what you mean. I was a very social person but when this happened I pulled away from people and my relationship suffered because I pulled away. I kept asking if you smell anything let me know but he kept saying no he did smell anything.... It was funny how everybody and their mother was smelling it but not my mate and/or my family... WEIRD! Sometimes I can still smell the bb or sulfur smell but only when I eat meat and dairy... So I try not to eat it only when I know I'm not going to be around anybody for a couple of days. I drink lots of water. I also try chewing on grapefruit/lemon rinds... That too is helping. Sometimes when you think the smell is gone and you go around people or in a crowd the person near you tends to frown or make a face like something smells... Then it makes you self conscious again... I will continue to try whatever natural remedy to get rid of this problem that almost caused me to commit suicide and kept me depressed for a long time. I want my life back!!


Chlorophyll
Posted by Lisa (Anywhere) on 03/07/2012

Hi Abler, Nice to meet you, its not fun having this problem and people talking behind your back about how bad your breath is as they do not understand that this is really a problem for some people, it has gotten to the point that I avoid outings with people because of the close contact, but I will try the grape seed extract along with the smartmouth 12 hr protection. Let me know how you are doing. Lisa


Chlorophyll
Posted by Abler (Bklyn, Ny) on 03/06/2012

I too suffered from BB for 5 years now. I just started taking Chlorophyll at night - 2 tblspn (it eliminates morning breath). In the morning after I brush my teeth I add 2 drops of Grapefruit seed extract to my toothbrush and brush my tongue. Within minutes I have to spit out the slimy saliva that I think contributes to BB. I have notice that it helps alot. But before trying this I took the antibiotic Augumentin for 10 days. It got rid of the horrible smells (like, rotten dead flesh, toilet water, feces, fart, etc. ) I had coming out of my nose. I guess it kill whatever bacteria I had. I heard that it's the only antibiotic/penicillin that will penetrate the bacteria cell membrane to get to the actual cause and kill it. So I hope this will help. I even carry the GSE with me in case... add a couple of drops to the back of my tongue.


Activated Charcoal
Posted by Jasim (Kuwait) on 03/02/2012

Thanks for this site, I have been suffering a bad breath also for more than 10 years and by reading all the blogs in here, I follow using hydrogen peroxide for a day and it's awesome, my bad breath disappears the time I tried it and now I will use it for the rest of my life, thanks man!!! Your site is very helpful, more power to you and your team God bless!!!


Coffee Bean
Posted by Saba (Mentor, Oh) on 01/23/2012

I think she is talking about the roasted coffee beans. You can chew them with no problem. Not all cultures filter their coffee. Expresso is made from finely ground roasted coffee. Strong coffee simply mean more of the beans are dissolved in the water.

Regards.


Coffee Bean
Posted by Walter (Hoffman Estates, Il) on 01/22/2012

I agree that it will help improve the breath. The problem with the coffee bean though is that it is not to be consumed. That's why it's filtered for the essence only. A nurse that we've known to carry these at work and chew on died of a liver cancer. You'd be better off looking for mints. Kind regards to this site's - haven sent sharing and caring community.


Neti Pot
Posted by Cindy (Smalltown, Usa) on 01/10/2012

Could you please explain your remedy and dose amounts? Thanks


Neti Pot
Posted by Tess (Qatar) on 01/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Oil Pulling
Posted by Michael (Whitehouse Sta, Nj) on 01/05/2012

No, canola oil makes my breath WORSE!


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Cayenne137 (New Orleans, La) on 01/05/2012

UPDATE - 1/5/12 IT WORKS!!!! OMG, Hydrogen Peroxide REALLY WORKS!!! I tried 3% regular hydrogen peroxide (I have no idea what "food grade" is and neither did my pharmacist or my dentist) mixed with equal parts water. It didn't taste great (it doesn't taste horrible either) so I added some peppermint oil. It really freaking' works!!

In my 12/17/11 post I talked about flossing everyday and smelling the floss after each section and always smelling the mothball smell between the last 2 molars in my mouth. Well, since I started the HP on 12/17/11, I have not smelled the mothball odor in mouth again!! I have also felt like my breath has been fresher. My mouth tastes better; rather it doesn't taste like anything. You definitely need to scrape your tongue after you gargle with the HP though, as there is foam. I also gargle with the Therabreath mouthwash after the HP to help get rid of the foam in the other parts of my mouth. I haven't even been flossing every day, but when I do, no more mothball smell. I cannot express how much better I feel. I used to carry a little bottle of Therabreath in my purse, but now it's HP. Try it!! What have you got to lose?


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Gingin (Columbia, Sc) on 01/04/2012

Just a suggestion: try mixing a couple of tablespoons of baking soda in a glass of water and drinking it down! Don't gargle, just drink it. I had chronic bb for 20 years and was SO desperate. 3 dentists said it wasn't my teeth, 2 periodontists said it wasn't my gums, one of them said he believed it was a gastric problem.

Then saw 3 Gastroenterologists and had upper gi and endoscopies with no resolution. Tried the baking soda and as soon as I woke up the next morning, I could tell the smell was gone, which has since been confirmed by a coworker and my husband kissed me the other day like he hasn't in years!


Over the Counter
Posted by Laura30 (Newcastle, United Kingdom ) on 01/04/2012

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

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Seema (London, Uk) on 12/19/2011

Hello Akbor,

I read your dilemma and was compelled to write. I myself have suffered for as far back as I can remember. 20 yrs or so. I am now finally Bad breath free. I also had problems with flatulence and body odour - and I'm a woman. How shameful do you think that was for me??!! Yes I had tried everything for all my probs, yes I too felt suicidal at times. I came to control my gas and BO but the most distressing was BB. All the expensive mouthwashes had failed me. After spending hours on the internet while hubby was away on business I came across apple cider vinegar. I took a couple of tsps before every meal and amazingly my breath and gas was better. Well gas was non-existent because of this and even I started sleeping better. I am so thankful for this board, ACV has really sorted out all my problems it seems years of lack of digestive enzymes was the cause of my problems, I even now take probiotics which again helped the breath but never 100%. I know what i;m about to write will sound sooooooo stuuuuuupid but unless you have some thing really internally not right or perhaps are really overly Lactose intolerant (as this means that undigseted lactose gets into intestines and beacuase body cannot break it down it is exhaled in the breath and hydrogen in breath STINKS, but even that is quite temporary) it really is all about the mouth. NOw let me say I brusha nd brush and brush and then use mouthwash and the smell wiuld be back like within minutes. I really believed I had the best oral hygiene.

However when I started flossing my breath every nook and cranny in my mouth by bad breath just disappeared. I'm assuming that you may have tried this but if yiu havent pls do try it. I realise now that becasue my teeth are so tightly packed right next to one another I assumed I didnt need to floss, but that was exactly the cause of my problem now to think I had never flossed since I had my adult teeth sounds just insane no but I really thought brushing and mouthwash would be enough. I can now actually get confidently close to people without the sniggering and enjoy kissing my husband. I wish you well.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Cayenne137 (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 12/17/2011

Don't use a spoon as a tongue scraper. You're probably pressing down too hard, hence the bleeding. Buy an Orabrush tongue scrubber then use a real tongue scraper. They're really cheap. I also use Therabreath toothpaste and mouthwash everyday, which helps a lot. I know this because my boyfriend, all of the sudden one day, developed mothball breath and after he started using the Therabreath every day, it went away! Alas, for me, I still notice I have Mothball breath sometimes. I have actually figured out where some of it is in my mouth. I now floss everyday and when I floss I use a clean section of the floss for every tooth so I am not spreading bacteria in my mouth (yes, that's a lot of floss everyday :).

Very Important: I smell the floss after I floss between each tooth. This way I can locate the source of the odor. When I find it, I floss between those 2 teeth over and over (usually only takes 3 or 4 times) until the smell is gone, then I brush. I often smell the mothball odor between the last 2 molars on the right side of the back of my mouth. I have healthy gums and have never had a cavity, so that's not the problem. But I do have constant post nasal drip and I also take medication (not for high blood pressure) that causes dry mouth. My dental hygienist said that the mucous is probably settling between those 2 teeth because of the proximity to my nasal cavity. But why don't I get the smell between the last 2 molars on the other side of mouth? Dry mouth lets the anaerobic bacteria live and feast on the proteins in my mouth, namely the mucous. All dairy products are causes for bad breath too. I even went so far as to get my tonsils removed because of the tonsiliths (tonsil stones). Even though I didn't suffer from sore throats, apparently the insurance company covered it because Halitosis is a medically necessary reason. Quitting smoking also made a big difference, and, again, I have really seen a huge difference since I have been using the Therabreath products, but still, not complete relief.

I have been reading all of the posts about the Hydrogen Peroxide and I'm all over it!! I just gargled for the first time and I can't wait to see how good my morning breath will be. I can't wait to get to the store tomorrow to buy some "food grade" HP, whatever the hell that is J. I think I'm also going to buy some peppermint oil, charcoal pills and acidophilus. If that doesn't work, it's back to the drawing board. Actually, maybe I'll try them one at a time so I'll know which one is working.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Jack (Jhb, South Africa) on 12/02/2011

Hyrdrogen peroxide is found in pharmacies but you gotta make sure it's very distilled when mixed with water, cause H2O2 is very powerful and damaging, so first make sure it's at a safe concentration before consuming, as for the exact concentrations I wouldn't be the right person to ask as I don't use it- previous posts give exact concentration details, hope it works out!


Multiple Remedies
Posted by King (London, Uk) on 11/23/2011

Hi Janne, I have had bad breath (smells like crap) for at least 30 years and carry mints, cardamom and anything else with me. I was diagnosed with severe IBS as a youngster but basically I think I have horrible bacterial gut flora and have lots of decaying matter in my gut. Gums are not great but are only a small part of the problem. Have severe bloating and flatulence (worse than most cows) as well. I have turned vegetarian but eating carbs (which I have to as am a veggie and eat no meat etc) makes things worse. What I do remember is that when I did Atkins diet a few years ago bloating and flatulence stopped. If I drink milk my stomach goes for a six! I am going to try the high dose probiotics as well as HP remedy. Any other suggestions will be most welcome.


Coffee Bean
Posted by Jj (Columbia, South Carolina) on 11/20/2011

What kind of coffee bean? You mean like the one in a bag you buy at the store?


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mayda (Philly, Pa) on 11/18/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Curing bad breath.. Hello everyone I had a bad breath problem for over 20 years.. I solved it by using a tongue brush and hydrogen peroxide I dilute the peroxide a lil with water I also use therabreath (dr katz) mouthwash and toothpaste.. It works great- you can buy all of these products at rite aid, walmart or walgreen I PROMISE this will kill all bad breath!! USE THE BACK OF THE HAND TEST TO PROVE WHAT I'M SAYING AFTER YOU BRUSH AS I TOLD YOU, WASH YOUR HAND AND LICK THE BACK OF YOUR HAND THREE TIMES AND LET IT DRY IF IT SMELLS THEN YOU HAVE BAD BREATH YOUR TONGUE IS SUPPOSED TO BE PINK NOT WHITE IF YOUR TONGUE IS WHITE YOU HAVE BAD BREATH... GOOD LUCK AND LET ME KNOW HOW YOU MADE OUT I WILL CHECK BACK IN A MONTH OR TOO... GOOD LUCK.. MAYDA

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Lisa (Anywhere) on 11/15/2011

Hello, Can I get the recipe for your colloidal silver?


Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Naiveburrito (Lincoln, Ne) on 11/12/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Zekia (Chicago, Il) on 11/08/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I've had really bad breath for a decade and no one told me... Until my mother. I did a great deal of research on the subject. My Bad breath and gum disease is gone!

1. Buy: Organic coconut oil. Apple cider vinegar. Baking soda, peroxide and soft toothbrush.

2. In the morning, brush teeth with baking soda, then rise with baking soda and peroxide. I squirt a little peroxide into a 1/4 of water. I rinse for 2 minutes and spit it out. Then get a teaspoon of organic coconut oil and swish around your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes. This will pull toxins from your body and mouth.

3. Do all of this twice daily for a week or so. Your month will feel brand new and the stuff from under your gums will fallout and the gums will heal.

4. Drink two 8 ozs. glasses of water with one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar. One early and one later in the day. This will further kill bacteria in the body.

5. Most importantly, change your diet. Eat organic fruits and veggies and green juices. Drop kick dairy, sugar, meat and processed foods. In three days you will feel brand new.

6. Take 5,000 units of D3 daily, Omega 6 and B12. You will become a new person... In less than a week. I guarantee.

Hope this helps!


H. Pylori Cause
Posted by Dr. Fever (City Of Manila, Philippines) on 10/26/2011

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


Probiotics
Posted by Bolanle123 (Yonkers, New York) on 10/05/2011

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.


Chlorophyll
Posted by Lisa (Anywhere) on 09/26/2011

Hi Zariah from Seattle,

Has any of these remedies worked for you yet? I have been using baking soda and hp for a gargle in the morning and SmartMouth the 24hr protection and it has helped some, anyway I have more confidence when talking to people.


General Feedback
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.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 08/25/2011

I think that Chlorella helps with deodorizing.... maybe you could look into that? It seems to help not only for bad breath but also transpiration smell.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Ihatebadbreath (Lithonia, Ga) on 08/24/2011

I don't know how else to post on this thread so I am sub posting. I developed bad breath right around 18 when I started eating meat again. I've been to many dentists all who said I have PERFECT teeth. Well Ive tried so many things and the only thing that is working now is lemon juice in my water bottle. I add about 1 tbsp to a normal sized water bottle and I have one daily. Another person I know is successfully using digestive enzymes also. I can attribute my bad breath to my diet but I don't know what specifically is causing it. Even though this is helping I still don't know what is the root cause for my BB.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Noel G. (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) on 08/18/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered from halitosis for 20 years. It is intermittent due to my sinusitis and post nasal drips. Everytime I have symptoms like asthma and cough I usually consult our employee health department, luckily Im working in government hospital I can easily get those medicines. However post nasal drips and halitosis persisted despite of antibiotics, this makes me frustrated. I started to research hydrogen peroxide with silver colloidal silver we used in the hospital to disinfect ICUs frequently touch items. We use this solution due to Acinotobacter baumanni which is hard to kill with other disinfectant. Our disinfectant is made in Belgium called Bioxeco. Furthermore I read alot of aricles that one sources of halitosis is due to anearobic bateria and H202 prevents the growth of it.

I dilluted the stock solution of 5%H2O2 with colloidal silver to 3% by (6ml of H202 solution 4 ml of distilled water = 3%).

Procedure to clean mouth with solution.

1, Brush teeth with branded toothpaste. Dont rinse.

2. Wash the toothbrush with tap water.

3. Pour 10 ml of 3% H2O2 (any volume will do) in cup.

3. Wet the toothbrush with H202 and start brushing teeth, palate of mouth and tongue for several minutes.

4. Use the remaining solution for rinsing.

My halitosis is gone after the brushing. I checked by licking the back of my hand and smell it. I dont smell anything unlike before it smells bad.

I also begun inhaling 3% H202 with colloidal silver for post nasal drips and sinusitis for 10 days now but post nasal drips did not stop. Furthermore I started drinking ACV using the recommended dosage published in this site for 4 days now and hoping to get a positive result after 2 weeks or more. I will soon update my situation.

Finally, I am so thankful for this site. It helps me alot and the anecdotal research is worthful to consider. I believe that some of the remedies may or may not work for others, but for sure those individuals that doesnt exerperience changes may have underlying serious conditions that must be given attention. Such as one person form Bangladesh having white patches in toungue. He must perform various serological procedures that may confirm his conditions. Maybe he can do his research by surfing ( white are the underlying disease with white patches on tongue)

Chlorophyll
Posted by C. Marie (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/16/2011

Have you tried Oxyfresh or Breath RX?? Both are great products. Scraping the tongue if definitely a good idea... Go as farr back on the tongue as you possibly can. Another thing it could be is Tonsil Stones... (I suffer from these). They are little white/yellow waxy balls that come out of your tonsils and they smell TERRIBLE. Luckily for me I can see where the "stones'' are coming from and I try to keep the area cleaned out as much as possible. Sometimes if I push on the side of my tonsil with a Q-tip the little stone will pop right out! I am a dental Hygienist so these are the only things I can tell you to try! Especially if you have already gotten the gum disease under control. I hope this helps!! Oh and maybe try looking into your diet... Maybe its something that you are eating? Sharp cheeses give people bad breath.


Chlorophyll
Posted by Susan (Dallas, Tx) on 08/15/2011

My sister had the same thing and started taking Acidophyllis pills by Nature Made. You can buy these at Target, Walgreens etc... She was totally cured in 2 days and she had the worst bad breath I have ever been around. She takes 1 tablet daily and her breath is totally normal now.


Chlorophyll
Posted by Zariah (Seattle, Washington) on 08/14/2011

Words cannot express how deeply I am affected by this problem, I can relate to everyone here. Unless you have a truly dedicated Dr. to help you find solutions going to them are a waste of time and money. Bad breath clearly has origins besides poor oral hygiene because I had everything that needed repair fixed, I brush, floss and scrape at least ten times a day. I had whitening treatments, used smartmouth which felt refreshing but, actually left my breath smelling of moth balls. Because of this problem I have no life, the life I had before was hindered and crippled because of this. I hope no one finds humor in exploiting those of us who suffer I want responses from people who honestly want to help.


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Jenny (Winchester, England) on 08/04/2011
5 out of 5 stars

For bad breath, I take a level desertspoon of diatamaceous earth once per day in a drink, works a treat

Oil Pulling
Posted by Lisa (Na, Fl) on 08/03/2011

Hi Lynn, Which oil did u use for your halitosis? I'm gonna start op.

Thanks, Lisa


Chlorophyll
Posted by Lisa (No, Fl) on 08/03/2011

Hello, sorry so late to this conversation... What a problem this is. I never knew that so many of us are going thru this.' I'm getting ready to try chlorophyll for the first time. hope this works, will keep u updated.

Did this work for anyone (Akbor)?

Lisa


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Grammie4u (Duncan, Bc, British Columbia, Canada) on 07/20/2011

I make my own Colloidal Silver and my friends husband had a very bad case of halitosis. I gave him a bottle about eight years ago and he brushed his teeth with it and swallowed an ounce every day. They have bought their own machine since then and he hasn't had it since. Also, he hasn't turned silver like some of the talk shows said he would.

Good Oral Hygiene, Nasal Cleansing and Supplements
Posted by Kobby (Accra, Ghana) on 05/24/2011

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.


Manuka Honey
Posted by Lim (Singapore) on 04/15/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

By chance we discovered that taking a teaspoon of manuka honey (not mixed with water) gets rid of bad breath for mum almost immediately. She has that problem on and off as she does not have the habit of drinking water. Well, we are glad that Manuka honey works for her all the time.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Fiefie (Mafikeng, South Africa/ North West) on 03/31/2011

My name is Fiefie from South Africa, im suffering from halitosis, for more than 10 years now, I want to know where can I find Hydrogen Peroxide in South africa



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