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.
What I don't understand is why people keep writing in and trying all different remedies for rotting teeth and gums and evil smelling breath, saying they don't have health insurance. Why not claim charity care in a hospital or clinic? In NJ you can always get granted that status if you are low income or not working. Are other states so different or are you ignorant or just chicken to go to the dentist. It really doesn't hurt at all with numbing meds and its really neurotic not to go. How can you stand bad breath? I can't stand being near people with bad breath.
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
(Lake Worth, Fl)
Hello I noticed a lot of people out there are concerned with bad breath. Some of you have mentined metal tast or sulfar taste or seeing a white or yellowish lump in the back of your throat. These are in your tonsils. They are called tonsil stones. They smell really bad and they cause a person to have really bad breathe, it smells like a toilet in your mouth. You can take a popscicle stick and express it out. I have heard that you can gargle with salt water and peroxide each day to help them to be fizzed out and not to form any more. Also you can use a netti pot. It is a little pot that you fill with 1/4 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of baking soda. Mix this in about 1 quart warm water. You only have to use 1 cup at a time or you can buy the premade packets.You get 50 with the little pot. You can buy a netti pot at Wal-mart. Use it everyday. If you have a sinus infection you can use it 3 or 4 times a day All you do is hold your head over the bathroom sink and put the pots spout in one nostril and do it unti a stream of the solution comes out the other side of your nose. It really helps with sinus problems. Also it helps to loosen up the tonsils stones. You can use the pot everyday. Hope this helps.
(Bay City, Michigan/usa)
I have always used home remedies when possible. But I have come across situations that have called for a regular doctor. This is not said to cause fear in any way....but about 2 years ago my moms best freind had terrible breath ( which she had for several ongoing years). She ended up having a gall bladder atack and having an emergency removal. They found that her gall bladder was actually begining to turn gangrene. I'm not sure why she had no previous symptoms. I wanted to add this because its important to know the that bad breath is not always a simple solution. It can be a symptom of something extremely serious.
This is my remedy for combating bad breath. I scrape tongue with a spoon, brush twice with a baking soda/peroxide toothpaste and rinse with a solution of 50% water 50% H202 and a few drops of Tea Tree oil. The addition of tea tree oil is what makes all the dif for me.
Tea Tree Oil
hi, i have just discovered a absolutely wonderful toothpaste which does wonders in terms of hygeine (bad breath) tea tree in form of a cream (toothpaste) there few brands in organic shops, is just amazing! i struggled with bad breath probably due to somekind of internal infection i was so embarrased of this condition, but now Iam free of that embarasing bad breath and what is even better last all day, the paste is plain tea tree and natural ingredients. wonderful, also i used the paste to refresh my scalp that has the tendency to produce to much oil...is refreshing!
I have had a severe reflex diseas for years which resulted in me getting a very bad breath. Choosing gum only helps if you suffer bad breath from eating certain foods like garlic or onion so you can guess how much I suffered over the years. I have went to many different doctors and they couldn't even agree whether or not I had thrush on my tongue. After spending hundreds of dollars on mouthwashes and prescription pills that didn't work, here's the list of what actually helped me. By the way, the prescription for curing thrush (the ones that dissolves in your mouth) did nothing at all for me. You may want to find your own way of doing theses items in order, for example brushing my teeth using the regular toothpaste after salt treatment actually brught the whiteness back to my tongue.
1. First, brush and flush, use tongue scaper to clean your teeth.
2. Use Sesame Oil for Oil pulling.
3. Use salt
4. Use special mouthwash called Chlordioxine Glugonate (not sure of the spelling) which you can get from your dentist. This may cause discoration on your teeth so consult your doctor first.
5. Use baking soda to try and cut down on stain on teeth from the mouthwash and proxide later.
I hope this helps and don't forget to go see your doctor about the reflex problem.
This seemed to help me more than anything.
This truly works! It is much better than all the products advertised by the media--which claim to heal "foul-smelling breath." I used to go through the embarrassment of having "bad breath" even a little while after brushing my teeth thoroughly and meticulously. A friend told me to scrape my tongue with either a "plastic spoon" or a "separate hard toothbrush." I opted for the second option.
This is how to do it: Brush your tongue repeatedly in all areas, especially as much inside the throat as possible--even if it causes a small regurgitative spasm. Before you rinse the brush, smell the bristles to see if the foul smell is still there. Repeat this process a few times; of course, keep on rinsing the toothbrush, and stop after the bristles have no bad odor whatsoever.
It is important to remember, "not to use the same toothbrush that you use for your teeth." I do this in the morning before I go to work, after meals and before I go to sleep. It is a fantastic natural cure. I really thank God that I am free from fetor ex ore!
P.S.: To gargle with concentrated salt water once or twice a week is also a very good idea. This enhances the process explained above by getting rid of build up in the tongue, which harbors foul-smelling microorganisms.
YOU CAN ALSO RUN YOUR HAND TO THE BACK OF YOUR MOUTH AND PULL OUT LITTLE ROUND WHITE BALL. SHOULD YOU MASH ONE THE SMELL IS TERRIBLE, BUT THE BAD BREATH IS GONE.
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.
(Valley Cottage, Us)
Waterpik has solved my decade long problem. Even after flossing and swishing everything in my mouth my breath always was foul. I bought a waterpik recently and watched as bits and bits of rotting food came out. No more bad taste in my mouth and my breath is good. Thank God!
I cured bad breath that I had for 10 years by drinking zeolite clinoptilolite! I took 3 dosages of zeolite powder with water daily, for 4 months.
It also helped me to reduce high blood pressure.
I have suffered from bad breath for 7 years chronic bad breath I tried every thing charcoal pills, candida pills, oil pulling, coconut oil , b6, zinc, peroxide, I've read everything and tried everything the answer is ZINC (gluconate) 30mg from Swanson 2 x day with food because it tears up ur gizzard apparently so also google side effects. See a doctor and dentist if they cant help you try this. Also diet change, no dairy because it forms mucus bacteria live and cut the meat down 30% veg 50% no onion or garlic stays in the blood. Get a tongue scraper and oil pull with coconut oil.
Lick the back of ur hand and see how it is, I was too embarrased to see a doctor or dentist, manage your breath and research, trial and error, be careful with zinc its got a lot of side effects, but it's definately helped. Good luck!!