Bacteria on the tongue is the main so...

Bacteria on the tongue is the main source of bad breath

There are 1 comment on the story from Mar 10, 2011, titled Bacteria on the tongue is the main source of bad breath. In it, reports that:

Researchers from the Nippon Dental University in Japan concluded in a study that bacteria on certain surfaces of the mouth contribute most to halitosis.

Join the discussion below, or

Since: May 07

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Mar 14, 2011
This is a great study. Bacteria on the tongue’s surface is definitely a cause of bad breath. Yes, it is important to brush your tongue, but I know that people with a sensitive gag reflex can really hate having to do it. It’s also important to brush the roof of your mouth too. Tongue scraping (and brushing) alone won’t fix bad breath and/or if you have white tongue. It depends on the shape and texture of your tongue, diet and a bunch of other things. Also, you can hurt your tongue if you scrape it too hard. You have to clean your tongue correctly. You can check out more about tongue coating here and find out more about that yucky gunk on your tongue too.
For the back of your tongue, try using a mouthwash without alcohol in it, that should help too. Try any of Therabreath’s mouthwashes. None of them contain alcohol and they are safe enough to swallow.
I would also recommend taking an oral care probiotic of some sort. Here’s a great site with tons of information on probiotics and its benefits:

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Halitosis Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Bad breath due to dental appliances Apr 30 Jim 1
How I got to the root of my halitosis problem (Aug '07) Apr 21 richardbanks 91
Bad breath Apr 6 Redwood16 1
Bad Breath caused by parasites Apr 6 Blah 1
douse impotence with cialis Apr 4 Mcgowan 4
good viagra search system? Apr '16 Church 1
News How To Cure Bad Breath (Dec '11) Mar '16 Inat 11
More from around the web