Bad Breath
Natural Remedies

Natural Cures for Bad Breath and Halitosis

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kevin (Chicago, Il) on 06/14/2010

Bad breath: the hydrogen peroxide really works. I always felt like the smell was coming from deep down in my stomach especially because I have very clean white teeth and gums. Almost instantly the smell went away just by gargling the peroxide. Afterwards I tried to isolate whether it was the peroxide or some other changes I have made and came to the conclusion that it is definitely the mouthwash. The only thing is that I do not dilute it in water.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Josecito (Miami, Fl, Usa) on 06/12/2010

How should the Apple Cider Vinegar be prepared as a mouthwash? How long should I gargle? Once I finish gargling should I just swallow it since ACV is great for the body?

Coffee Bean
Posted by Sp (Nashville, Tn) on 05/19/2010

Chew on coffee bean for bad breath. It really does works and works better than breath mints. I used to carry mints in my purse, now I carry coffee bean with me. A friend of mine from Ethiopia told me about this. She said that coffee bean even works on garlic breath. So I tried it and she was right.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Sara (The Beach, Canada) on 04/21/2010

I think you should concentrate on treating your gut as apposed to your mouth. Try digestive enzymes and ACV. As well I know for a fact that tonsil stones can smell that bad. if you press on the area around the tonsil and a white compound comes out you are dealing with tonsil stones. Hope this helps

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Msg (Somewhere, Europe) on 04/21/2010

i do "oil" pulling with water and it helps.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Joanofarc83 (Morton, Illinois Usa) on 04/21/2010

How are your bowel habits? Have you tried de-toxifying?

I had a similar problem in the past. I use ACV and Baking Soda and currently added liver de-tox supplements. I also stopped using milk products especially in my coffee. Good luck to you and don't stop looking for a cure.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Bwire (Nyc, Ny) on 04/20/2010

hi, i have great oral hygiene, and suffering from halitosis for years. i just went to a breath clinic, nothing seems to work... HP does not work neither. Since I brush, scrape my tongue, mouthwash, floss 3x at least a day, I always have a clean feeling in my mouth, but as I hear from friends my breath smells like fart :((( Im devastated and hopeless that even one of the best halitosis doctor could not help... any ideas? thanks a lot.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mitch (Uae, Abudhabi) on 04/20/2010

hi jay-r continue po ba ung HP sa pg gamit?im very thankful this site breath now ok im using both ACV, baking soda and Hydrogen peroxide...i would like to ask if this HP medicine have side effect to my health? since 2004 i have breath problem but thanks god he answer my prob thrue this site...thanks god...

Sinus Connection
Posted by John (Bay City, Michigan/usa) on 04/17/2010

You do not need to purchase a netti pot. Use a small kitchen dish. Fill with 6oz. warm water, in which salt has been dissolved. Perhaps about 1/2 teaspoon. I like for it to 'sting' a bit. Hold dish over sink, bend down and place nose in dish. (Nostrils submerged) Now swallow three times, and hold for several seconds.(Repeat this step three times.) Swallowing will create a vacuum which will draw solution into nose. If solution is salty enough, it will tingle a bit. Within several hours, mucus should break loose. It won't simply drip, it may pour many ounces. I heard about this in 1978. Tried it, and went to an antique store, afterward. I bent down, to check a price tag, and my nose suddenly poured on the carpet. I was so embarrassed!

Posted by Tnvolgal (Chattanooga, Tn) on 03/19/2010

You can get Acidophilus at any vitamin or health food stores. I take it everyday twice a day. I have ulcerative colitis and this product has helped me in so many ways. I will never go without it.

Posted by Naena40 (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 02/14/2010

I am wondering where to get the acidophilus. I am having the same problems.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Jennifer (Dallas, Tx) on 02/09/2010

Correction: regarding amount of peppermint oil used in HP. Originally, i said 1 tsp for 8 oz bottle - not what I meant this was TOO much peppermint and too HOT! (Felt like it burned my tongue!) Try using only 1/4th (few drops) tsp per 8 oz then add more as you adjust to it.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Jennifer (Dallas, Tx) on 02/09/2010

Carey, about the taste - go to a local health food store or market and ask for a bottle of peppermint oil (spearmint and vanilla work too) and add a 1 tablespoon in an 8 ounce bottle of peroxide 3% for minty taste (no sugar so it won't be sweet) but it won't have that awful peroxide taste either. Leaves you mouth minty fresh.

Also, Dee, Dilute 1/2 water and 1/2 peroxide. I use two capfuls of HP and two capfuls of water. FYI

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Jennifer (Dallas, Tx) on 02/09/2010

I just bought the peppermint oil - great suggestion - it is much better this way but I dilute mine with 50 % water. Do you use hydrogen peroxide 3% straight?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Jcm (Dallas, Texas) on 02/07/2010

Alicia, hello. I am just getting started with this gargle. Never done it before but hope it will provide some relief for this halitosis. I noticed 1 cup of water is ALOT to gargle; do you gargle multiple times to use all of the cup? How long do you gargle? Thanks.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Marz (Sydney, Australia) on 01/23/2010

I am encouraged by the information on this site as I have suffered from CHRONIC bad breath for over 10 years now. I am almost afraid to put too much hope into the hydrogen peroxide remedy as everything else I have tried has ultimately failed over time. I have had some success with commercial remedies, however, this is always short lived - it is as though my mouth becomes accustomed to the active ingredients and the effectiveness wears off. I would be interested in hearing if people with CHRONIC bad breath have had long term success using hydrogen peroxide. Many thanks!

Baking Soda
Posted by Lawrence (Pattaya, Thailand) on 01/22/2010

Baking soda

I have been swishing sodium bicarbonate for a few weeks now and the most noticeable effect is that my wife can't believe that my "bad breath" has almost gone.

Thats all.........

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Ramg66 (Sacramento, Ca) on 12/28/2009

I have had Bad Breath for as long as I can remember, I just recently tried Hydrogen Peroxide. OMG this has worked better than anything I have ever tried, and I have tried all sorts of stuff. I am using it 100% (thats how desperate I was) but will begin to dilute 50/50. Its hard to tell if you have bad breath unless its morning breath, and that is gone too! I am so glad I read this, I hope this is a permanent remedy. Only people who have had this problem can realize my excitement. Good Luck.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Phil (Dearing, Ga, USA) on 11/13/2009

Hello all. I have always heard of people using chlorophyll for bad breath, I do not know if it will work for everyone... But alot of people believe it to have cured their bad breath. These are people that I know personally and not something I have read.

Get you some Clorophyll pills and give it a try.

Hope this helps someone!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by M (Ny, Ny) on 11/13/2009

I forgot to add one thing.

Make sure you brush, tongue scrape and Hydrogen Peroxide gargle after each meal for this to work (up to 4x daily as per instructions on HP bottle).

Let us know how this works for you!!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by M. (Ny, Ny) on 11/13/2009

That sounds like a post nasal drip issue. I have the same problem and this works for me:

Try using a Neti pot. It is a small pot you fill with lukewarm water and salt solution. It is used to flush out your nasal passages. Use it 1x - 2x daily to clean out the gunk collecting in the nasal/throat area. Definitely run a search on google and youtube to learn exactly how to use it. It's painless, all natural and definitely helps.

Also, with a tongue scraper, remove any white fuzz that collects at the back of your tongue. When gargling with peroxide (2 tsp of 3% peroxide with 2 tsp of water), tilt your head all the way back and stick out your tongue to ensure the nasty germs that dwell back there are killed. I would never swallow peroxide under any circumstances because I believe it's toxic.

Make sure you rinse & gargle with water thoroughly after.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Punkfly (Columbus, Ohio) on 11/07/2009

I've been doing oil pulling with Sesame Seed Oil, and it's been working great for my bleeding gums. Cleared it up in 2 days! However, like some of the other posts I read, it actually caused my breath to be worse. So I followed it up with the ACV & Baking Soda gargle and rinse at it totally worked. Awesome.

Posted by Helen (Wyoming, Mi) on 11/05/2009

Kathryn from Delafield, Wisconsin can you provide me with the information about your friend that sell the herbs& vitamin? I also have bad breath i do take acidophilus 1 billion. my bad is so bad the smell come through my nose this morning i got a spoon in scrape my tongue it smell pretty bad let a toilet.I been to the doctor he said everything look ok but my breath is pretty bad. my kids cover there nose when i talk to them that is bad.i do have some constipation some time. If i can contact him by phone would be good.

Posted by Karen (Fayetteville, Nc) on 10/26/2009

I cannot thank you enough for the information you have given about Acidophilus, as I have suffered humiliation for many years about my bad breath. I notice a difference after just 3 days. I would ask you to ask your friend if he knows, is there a point where we reach a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria or do we just continue taking the acidophilus?

Pranayama Breathing, H2O2
Posted by Diane (04915, Maine) on 10/16/2009

which breathing practice did you use?

Tongue Scrape
Posted by Jenny (St Johns, Usa) on 08/11/2009

I have had a severe reflex diseas for years which resulted in me getting a very bad breath. Choosing gum only helps if you suffer bad breath from eating certain foods like garlic or onion so you can guess how much I suffered over the years. I have went to many different doctors and they couldn't even agree whether or not I had thrush on my tongue. After spending hundreds of dollars on mouthwashes and prescription pills that didn't work, here's the list of what actually helped me. By the way, the prescription for curing thrush (the ones that dissolves in your mouth) did nothing at all for me. You may want to find your own way of doing theses items in order, for example brushing my teeth using the regular toothpaste after salt treatment actually brught the whiteness back to my tongue.

1. First, brush and flush, use tongue scaper to clean your teeth.
2. Use Sesame Oil for Oil pulling.
3. Use salt
4. Use special mouthwash called Chlordioxine Glugonate (not sure of the spelling) which you can get from your dentist. This may cause discoration on your teeth so consult your doctor first.
5. Use baking soda to try and cut down on stain on teeth from the mouthwash and proxide later.

I hope this helps and don't forget to go see your doctor about the reflex problem.
This seemed to help me more than anything.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kawaii (Nagoya City, Japan) on 07/21/2009

im kawaii from jpan. Can i ask were i can buy the apple cider vinegar? pls. help me coz im suffering of bad breath for many years.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Ivan (NYC, NY) on 06/02/2009

I used this site to help stop bad breath. I brush with baking soda first,then rinse with acv, then rinse again with baking soda and its been helping the breath a lot. My girlfriend is not gonna lie to me. Im also drinking acv twice a day with a sprinkle of cinnamon and that helps a lot with taste. I put 2 tablespoons in about 8 ounces of water and sprinkle the cinnamon and then chug that bad boy down. It felt great. Ive had previous cases of acid reflux because i drink so much soda. Im gonna buy ph strips next to keep track of my ph levels.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Bella (Bellflower, CA, USA) on 05/23/2009

I suffered from halitosis for many years. It is embarrassing. When I talk to people they keep a distance or cover their nose when I get close. This is my second day of trying the hydrogen peroxide. I hope it will work. I have faith. Thank you for this website.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Alain (Ottawa, Canada) on 05/20/2009

Answer to Joanne from Jakarta "HOW TO DILUTE 20% PEROXIDE FOR MOUTH WASH?"

You can dilute it to make a 1.5% solution. 1 vol of H2O2 @ 20% 12 vol of Distilled water will make a solution at about 1.5% i.e. 20%/13.

Formula for ratio of concentrated H2O2 to distilled water to produce a new concentration:

ratio = (OldConc/NewConc) -1

Ex: 20% -->10% requires 1 vol of H2O2 to 1 vol of Distilled water ( 20%/10%) -1 = 2 -1 = 1..

Ex 35% --> 3% requires 1 vol of H2O2 to 11 vol of Distilled water (35% / 3%) -1 = 12-1 = 11.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Joanne (Jakarta, Indonesia) on 05/19/2009

what i've only seen in this country(indonesia) is a 20% HP, how can i better dilute it to avoid any damage to my mouth if i use it as a mouthwash. i sometimes have bad breath due to my fixed bridge that sometimes gets loose. please advise. thanks

Pranayama Breathing, H2O2
Posted by Baby (Germantown, Maryland) on 04/29/2009

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

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Jay-R (Cavite, Philippines) on 04/28/2009

I knew I had halitosis for so many years and God knows how much I have suffered because of this humiliating disease. I lost the girl I loved so much. I couldn't talk in front of people. I could sense based on people's reaction whenever I talk that my breath stinks as far as 10 feet away. I could hardly breath whenever I ride in a car with someone else because the malodor is there even if I don't talk (proof of my chronic condition - the odor comes not only from the mouth but from the nostril also). My job as an executive secretary involves a lot of talking to people, especially my bosses. Because of my stinking breath, I couldnt perform my job well, and the thought resigning has been hanging 'round my mind. I thought it's better to hide in the mountains where I can breath freely than to stay in the city where I feel I had no freedom to breathe.

I tried all kinds of toothpaste, mints, gums, mouthwashes, lemons, ginger, tea, water therapy, probiotics, dentist, EENT doctor, friends whom I knew had halitosis in the past, but nothing and no one was able to help. But thanks be to GOD, He led me to this site!!! Hydrogen Peroxide is His answer to my prayer for healing.

Knowing the severity of my condition, I started using HP 6% instead of 3% (1 tablespoon HP diluted with 5 tablespoon of water). My first time use was in the evening of April 24, 2009. I sensed how effective it was because the following morning, the foul odor is gone like magic! I intend to continue using it twice a day for a month, then will see if I can stop completely afterwards.

I can't thank you enough for this site. God has given me new life thru you. Thank YOU!! Thank GOD!!!

Oil Pulling
Posted by Lynn (San Francisco, CA) on 04/09/2009

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

Posted by Tiger (Atlanta, GA) on 04/02/2009

Please provide information of your friend that sells the herb product. I would prefer to speak with the salesperson to ensure that I purchase the correct product. I have tried numerous remedies and the breath problem is still here.

Chewing Cardamon or Cloves
Posted by TS (Rajah) (Wimbledon, UK) on 03/29/2009

As many as you can fit in your mouth. Take care not to choke. Then you'd have a much bigger problem than bad breath. Cheers!

See a Dentist
Posted by Joe (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 03/26/2009

my dentist had worse breath than me.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Vance MacThamhais (Lugano, Switzerland) on 03/22/2009

Oil pulling with one tablespoon of sesame oil, coconut oil , or rice bran oil. swish and pull one tablespoon of oil for 15-20 min. and spit out the oil. It should be a whiteish foam after 15-20 min of pulling.

This will help with all kinds of infections. It will help dotoxify the entire body.

See a Dentist
Posted by Rosy (Orlando, Fl) on 03/21/2009

I wish I could go to the doctor or dentist for free. I can't even get one to treat me without me having insurance, regardless of me having the money.

See a Dentist
Posted by Aleda (Fennimore, WI) on 03/20/2009

No, not everyone has the luxary of free services from a dentist. New Jersey MUST be waaaaay different than my state. The whole point of this forum and site is to eliminate issues naturally. Of course, rotting teeth and such can only be dealt with by a dentist, but it's not especially conducive to come here and make judgements.

Cream of Tarter
Posted by Dream (Manila, Phils.) on 02/28/2009

hi there i just want to ask how to used the cream of tartar as a cure to badbreath and also the charcoal powder that u were talking..what kind of charcoal powder is this?and where can i buy it...and how will i used it? thanks! it would be a big help for me the information that u will give...

See a Dentist
Posted by Nick (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) on 02/20/2009

Not everyone wants to be pumped up with "numbing" meds and have everything from fluoride to mercury put in the mouths for the sake of cosmetics or something thats could be cleared up with a home remedy. Why not try something all natural first? Is it the cheapness of the products or the lack of side-effects that bothers you? Also you should read up on fluoride and mercury and how destructive they are before telling your loved ones and strangers to go and "get thee to the dentist". Have you ever wondered why you can't swallow fluoride and when your done you have to spit it in a biohazard container?

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Dee (Windhoek, Katutura, Namibia) on 02/20/2009


i have tried hydrogen peroxide, i use it and the bad breath goes away for a while then it comes back, i want to know if i can drink HP, i smell goo from my nose and my mucus...can i not rinse my nasal passages with HP? PLEASE HELP

Chewing Cardamon or Cloves
Posted by Sotonightthatimightsee (Allentown, PA) on 02/18/2009

How many cloves at a time? Thank you!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Alicia (Louisville, Ky) on 02/04/2009

I have had bad breath for the last few weeks. I have no cavities and I brush regularly.. Recently I tried gargling with apple cider vinegar and baking soda in warm water and it worked immediately.. I no longer have that feeling of being insecure around people when I talk. My mouth feels fresh and cured.

-a teasppon of apple cider vinegar.
-quarter of a teaspoon of baking soda.
-a cup of warm water.

Magnesium, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Ricardo (Port-Louis, Mauritius) on 02/02/2009

Could you please indicate how much magnesium supplements had to be used and also for how long before noticing any change in the bad breath. Thanks for the great job overall.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Dorothy (Dallas, Georgia) on 01/29/2009

I suffered from a "hairy tongue" or a white coated tongue for many months. I did not know what caused the problem, and tried every oral hygiene method I could think of to remedy it, but to no avail. Everyone to include the doctors said it was because I had a dirty mouth. I have always prided myself on taking care of my dental needs so I knew a dirty mouth was not the problem. To make a long story short, through my persistent, I finally found a doctor who diagnosed the problem. The hairy tongue was caused by excessive yeast in my body. Just as excessive yeast can show up as a vaginal yeast infection, it can also show up as a hairy or white coated tongue in the mouth. The doctor prescribed the proper antibiotics and within days the problem disappeared.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Andrew (Kettering, UK) on 01/19/2009

The bacteria that cause bad breath are anerobic which means that they live without oxygen,they also thrive in a high acidic environment.The bacteria are part of the digestive system and start to break down the compounds in the food as we chew them and feed off the protein.Many people on the Atkins diet suffer with BB because it's high in protein and coffee is acidic so this enables the anerobic bacteria to thrive.Most mouthwashes contain alcohol which dries out the mouth and it is our saliva that helps to clean out the mouth and keeps bacteria in check because it contains oxygen and anerobic bacteria cannot survive when the mouth is oxygenated.3% Hydrogen Peroxide(H202)when used as a mouthwash will kill the anerobic bacteria. You will have to dilute the H202 with water, the instuctions should be on the bottle and add some Baking soda(Bicarbonate of Soda) to it,this will neutalise the acid.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Julie (Linden, Michigan) on 01/16/2009

I use hydrogen peroxide to rinse my mouth out after brushing and flossing in the morning....but I absolutely dilute it. About 1/2 & 1/2 should be fine. Not sure what to tell you about the hairy tongue though...sounds like it must be awful though. I'm sorry you had to experience that.

Baking Soda
Posted by Tina (Willingboro, NJ, USA) on 11/14/2008

Hi Dilshod, Thanks for the info on baking soda. I will share a secret for moles/skin tags. Use ACV!!! Put it on a cotton ball and leave it on the tag for at least 10 min. Then start to wipe it back and forth and in circles. You will notice it get ligther, smaller and disappear except for a clear sac. I then cut it off with sterilized scissors. It was painless except for a little tingle while rubbing it. Try it! I loved it and highly recommend it for getting fast results and hardly any pain!

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by William (Las Vegas, NV) on 10/15/2008

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

Sinus Connection
Posted by Jasper (Davao, Philippines) on 09/24/2008

i have a sinusitis for years now, i have bad breath also...pls elaborate the procedure about mix of salt and baking and what tyoe of pot? what kind? how it is done and how it is applied...kindly elaborate in a way that i cant picture it out....pls help...thanku

See a Dentist
Posted by Elaine (Orlando, Florida) on 09/24/2008

I spent a lot of time in the dentist chair. Every 4 months for 4 years straight and I still had bad breath.

Apples and Cheddar Cheese
Posted by Cathy (Medford, Oregon) on 09/18/2008

I have discovered 2 healthy things my dogs love for treats. Apples and cheese. I cut up a couple apples in small chunks (with peel on) and cut up some cheddar cheese slices (small, but long in length). I give them apples a couple times a day for health benefits (heart, joint inflamation, cleans the teeth..and good breath!) I also give them a very small slice of cheese as bedtime snack.(make the slice long enough that they have to chew it a second and don't immediately swallow it, so it will coat the teeth.) The cheese has been proven to reduce tartar build up. How easy is that? Give yourself these treats too..same benefits!

Avoid Dairy
Posted by HaHa (Long Island, New York, New York) on 08/18/2008

Bad Breath Caused By Milk:

I suffered from bad breath for as long as i can remember. But never knew why and what was the cause until recently. A few days ago, I started cleaning my colon. While on it I had to follow a strict diet for almost 7 days. I could only eat fruits and vegetables and nothing else. During that time that's when I noticed that my breath was no longer smelling.

You see, I used to eat cereal with milk every morning or at least every other day. Soon after I stopped drinking Milk for about 7 days, the smell went away. Now I eat everything else except milk. The Bad Breath never came back. It's been almost 2 months now. Having bad breath was terrible. It affected every relationship and friendship I had even with my son. I always had a pack of gum in my packet. Today I enjoying my new life.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Daneil (Chicago, IL) on 08/15/2008

Just to let people know that I got a condition known as hairy tongue about a year ago when I first started messing about with H202. If you are going to use it for a mouth wash, make sure that even the 3% Peroxide is diluted. At most, the ratio is supposed to be 1:5 in the water.

Anyway, I took it straight and it caused a horrible unsightly condition called hairy tongue which I have NOT been able to get rid of.
I have posted something on this site about six months ago - tried everything, salt water, h202 dilute, lemon water, brushing it with a scraper etc and NOTHING works.

I am not knowing Hydrogen Peroxide. I am sure it is good stuff and has its uses but don't use it as a mouthwash like I did without diluting it. Be careful when experimenting.

Take Care (and if anyone knows something that can help me, please let me know)


Salt Water Gargle
Posted by Jacque (Spokane, WA) on 07/29/2008

I struggled with bad breath for years and mouthwash seemed to ultimately make things worse. I have found that swishing a gargling with warm salt water a couple of times a day has totally cured my bad breath. I mix about a tbsp of salt with about six ounces of warm water and sip, swish, and gargle until the cup is empty. Just thought I would share.