How Bad Is Your Breath? 14 Simple Tip...

How Bad Is Your Breath? 14 Simple Tips For Reduce Mouth Odor

There are 649 comments on the Health and Fitness Information Network story from Jan 17, 2006, titled How Bad Is Your Breath? 14 Simple Tips For Reduce Mouth Odor. In it, Health and Fitness Information Network reports that:

Bad breath, morning breath, breath odor or halitosis are all terms used to describe a noticeably unpleasant odor exhaled on the breath.

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melissa from quebec

Toronto, Canada

#276 Mar 16, 2009
thank ya'll for the support, i really appreciated... therabreath was just a waste of my money ...and as far oxyfresh goes it doesnt work for me either...... Paul trust me i know what you mean by family can be worst...everyday is hell for me here.. just today my dad and i got into an argument and he said "someone like a stinky mouth shouldnt even talk" ...i would take being called a bitch 100X than for him to make a small remark on my disabilty... halitosis should count as a disabily cause their is no way i can get a job with this horse breath...

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#277 Mar 18, 2009
Melissa, I have suffered with this problem for many years. I have done TONS of research. Here are some things for you to try.
1. Scrape your tongue thoroughly, especially the back.

2. Mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 1 part water. Add a tsp. of baking soda. Make the water as warm as you can stand it and gargle for 1 minute twice a day.

3. Stay away from sugar and spicy junk food.
Drink lots of water instead.

4. Brush your teeth with baking soda and peroxide toothpaste 2 to 3 times a day.

5. Try to stay away from foods that do not digest well such as dairy products. Also, don't eat garlic and onions.

6. If your breath is a digestive problem, try a good probiotic.

This is what I do to control my BB. It is not a cure, but it has drastically reduced my BB. The peroxide doesn't leave your mouth "clean" feeling like mint mouthwashes, but it works. If you have doubts, find someone who will verify that it is working. Good luck!

United States

#278 Mar 24, 2009
I have had really bad breath for about 13 years I have tried every single product out there mouth washes, gums, pill,tounge scraps, snasal sprays,went to the dentist,doctors I even tried a solution mixed with bleach. Nothing works I tried every product that therabreath has nothing works please someone helps I am about to loose my mind.

United States

#279 Mar 24, 2009
Hey im having the same problems your having but I just wanted to tell you that therabreath doesn't work you can try but im tell I don't work I have tried every single product that therabreath has from dental floss,nasal sprays, the gums, mints,tongue sprays, tongue scraps, mouth washes no help im still looking for help if you have any ideas I am willing to try anything.

Chennai, India

#281 Apr 23, 2009
problem in stomach,may be digestion is irregular,ulcer,mouth ulcer,have apple everyday,rose,wash with salt hot water often,drink plenty of water,brush twice,dont shut up the mouth continuously.clear the problem in stomach first.
your a douche

Keenesburg, CO

#282 Apr 28, 2009
Alize1986 wrote:
You clearly have a problem, but I do not care to know what it is. It seems that your only intention is to have a go at nearly everyone that posts their opinion. It is rather funny that you feel the need to do that. Can't wait to hear your sarcastic retort!
I think its really funny that Alize1986 is giving you shit to get your opinion.

Covington, KY

#283 Apr 28, 2009
I have horrible breath, I to get the nose rubs, coughing and sniffs Rick. I was having a really bad day today and I appreciate your comments. I know God does not make junk, but sometimes I sure feel like I am being tested or punished.

Since: May 07

Los Angeles, CA

#284 Apr 30, 2009
Cover my mouth wrote:
I am sooo sick of Therabreath saturating the web with their advertisements!
None of their products work. Any time you read a blog, a post, a website praising this product, 9 times out of 10, it's someone working for the company
I'm sorry TheraBreath doesn't work for you. As someone who actually works for TheraBreath, I can tell you that we literally get dozens of emails a day with success stories praising the product. Unfortunately, there is a small minority of cases our products cannot help. That is why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every bottle and we are the only manufacturer that does so. If your case is among the few our products cannot help, we will gladly and cheerfully refund your money.

We also do not troll the internet, I assure you :). I have been the editor of the halitosis section of topix since 2007 and in that time have never removed an unpopular opinion.

Take a look at our various products to see if any of our extra strength formulas are effective for your particular case. As always, everything is 100% Guaranteed so if it does not work you can always return it.

Since: May 07

Los Angeles, CA

#285 Apr 30, 2009
tia wrote:
Hey im having the same problems your having but I just wanted to tell you that therabreath doesn't work you can try but im tell I don't work I have tried every single product that therabreath
Tia, I am sorry TheraBreath was not effective in your particular case. Keep in mind that, while highly effective for the vast majority of bad breath cases out there, every product may not work for everyone. That is why we offer our 100% money back guarantee on every product - if it doesn't work for you, return it for a prompt refund.

Having said this, I want to point out that you may need a particular combination of products. We know that MOST halitosis is caused by odor from bacterial residue. While typically this bacteria resides on surfaces reachable by rinsing, sometimes it occurs in the sinus cavity and may require nasal drops to reach. Other times, bacteria in your body may have found some resistance to the oxygenating properties of our rinse. Possibly our probiotic or plus formulas with tea tree oil may be more effective.

Regardless, I wish you luck in your course of treatment and good health.

Since: May 07

Los Angeles, CA

#286 Apr 30, 2009
Northerner wrote:
Breath odors don't always come from the mouth - stomach can sometimes be the culprit.
Actually, it is very rare for odors to travel up from the stomach unless you are actively burping. There is a sphincter that controls the passage to and from the stomach (and those with a talent in controlling it are the ones that can burp really well on que!)

Since: May 07

Los Angeles, CA

#287 Apr 30, 2009
mellisa quebec wrote:
i need help asap
Have you had your breath measured with a device? There is a Halimeter that measures volatile sulfur compounds and some clinics also use a chromatograph to tell more specifically what types of odors are present.

This would be a good place to start if your problem is this advanced. Bottom line, the source of the odor in your mouth IS detectable and therefore it IS treatable, so don't give up hope. If store bought or mail order formulas do not help, you've had a dental examination and x-ray, and find that you do not have a nasal infection, coated tongue, or tonsil or nasal deposits, then I would recommend seeking the help of your doctor. An antibiotic may clear up particularly stubborn bacterial strains.

Best of luck, and don't give up!:)

Since: May 07

Los Angeles, CA

#288 Apr 30, 2009
melissa from quebec wrote:
thank ya'll for the support, i really appreciated... therabreath was just a waste of my money
Melissa, keep in mind that TheraBreath may not work in some more specialized cases but you can always return the product and get your money back.

(Disclaimer: I work for TheraBreath where we help thousands of people a day with breath problems. While effective in the vast majority of cases, we know our product may not always work for everyone which is why we offer our 100% Satisfaction guarantee)

Since: May 07

Los Angeles, CA

#289 Apr 30, 2009
Cover my mouth wrote:
I am sooo sick of Therabreath saturating the web with their advertisements!
None of their products work. Any time you read a blog, a post, a website praising this product, 9 times out of 10, it's someone working for the company.
Hi Cover -
I work for TheraBreath, and I am very sorry our product did not work for you. While effective for the majority of people with bad breath, we know that there are special cases in which some of our products may not be effective. That is why we offer a 100% money back guarantee on everything we sell. If any of our products does not work for you, you can return it and get your money back.

Good luck with beating your problem, and thanks for giving TheraBreath a try.
ginger tabby

Johnstone, UK

#290 May 9, 2009
Anonymous in Boston wrote:
I've had bad breath my entire life. I've been laughed at, beaten up, fired from every job, kicked out of 2 churches, fired from volunteer jobs, had doctors and dentists back away from me and look at me like I am a freak. Nothing helps. My health is fine, my teeth are fine, my tonsils are fine. The doctors tell me to see a dentist, the dentists tell me to see a doctor. Its a vicious circle and I am about to kill myself. I can't go on like this. I tried therabreath and every other mouthwash made for people with my problem and nothing works.
Has anyone found a cure?
hi there. I am new here but I think I am going to share with all of you with my cure. I had bb for 12 years and recently I use Miswak / Siwak twig which is widely known in Muslim countries as a 'toothbrush' twig. My bb eventually gone and I am happy to share my cure with everybody here. It works for me and I hope it will work on you too.

for more info about this Miswak you can click this link :

Good luck

Forest Hills, NY

#291 May 12, 2009
hey i got the same problem nothing works. All these mouth washs are fake , do not fall for that.
so yea im a good looking guy im really attracted to girls but the problem is i deny everyone cause i only know why coz my mouth f*****g smells like shi*ts yo. so i decided im gonna sucide and leave this beautiful world. yea i know sad but no choice, i know who ever got the same problem they thinking the samething i guess. Im just a young guy i got hopes but no choise, i want to get married but i cant, i cant hurt her feelings coz im not gonna be able to sleep with her if i do shes gonna start throwing up of the smells of my mouth. why im so punished what i have done to this world? why i gotta suffer? im just a little guy. i waana live happy i have dreams now im going to Die i will miss you guys and this beautiful world. i will watch everything from heaven... im really crying this is my last day of living take care guys have fun and i wish no one ever suffer for bad breath. Goodbye world.

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#292 May 23, 2009
please .. i need ur help i have a bad breath because of my post nasal drip... is there a cure for it or i have to use all these remedy for the whole of my life...can you tell me from where u got these information,, and if there any clinic or knowing doctor who may treat this condition in Amman :( please i need ur help
Free at last wrote:
For most people, bad breath is not caused by teeth, the main cause is post nasal drip and mucus secretion in the throat. Mucus is broken down by the bodies natural enzymes and bacteria which results in an unpleasant smell. Much of the smell comes from the back of your tongue and throat.
Even if your not aware of it, your body may be automatically responding to what it perceives to be a problem with the respiratory tract and starts producing more mucus to clear aware the assumed irritation, thereby increasing your bad breath problem.
Medical science has shown that problems with throat muscles can cause increased mucus production; the simple act of swallowing every thirty seconds can go a long way toward controlling bad breath.
Apart from brushing teeth, here's simple stuff that works;
1. Scrape the back of your tongue with an inverted tea spoon, what comes out may not look pretty.
2. Drink warm salt water through the nose; dissolve a level teaspoon of salt in 50ml of warm water. The solution is reasonably strong and you only need to drink half of the solution, its a bit easier to drink through the nose if there's more in the cup. Pharmacies sell simple devices for nasal irrigation which don't involve ingesting the salt water. The following link explains it in greater detail:
3. Don't waste your time with mouthwashes from the supermarket. Use a hydrogen peroxide based mouthwash from a pharmacy, gargle thoroughly while extending your tongue to disinfect as far back as possible.
I don't know if its available outside the country of Jordan but there is a 2% peroxide based mouthwash product by the name of Oxy-M and a similar mouth cleanser named Proxy-M both made by Epasco - Jordanian Protection and Sanitation Co. Cost is 2.75JOD for 375ml which lasts me about a month. What works just as well is food grade hydrogen peroxide but don't use it any stronger than 3%.
4. Swallow lots. It costs you nothing and may be your most effective weapon against bad breath.

United States

#293 May 29, 2009
I have been suffering with bad breath for years I've tried so many diff ways to cure it with no luck. I receantly hears colgate total and 3% hydrogen peroxide with water could help. Also bad breath could be caused by a sinus infection. My dear friend had breath. Bad it could melt a damn mountain and she took amoxicillin clavulanic acid 600 MG and after the days of this antibiotic her breath smelled like beautiful nothing she still has to finish the meds for ten days. I prey that I have helped someone out their and just remember their is a cure and if your persistant you will find what works for you

Lewisburg, TN

#294 May 29, 2009
youou uses Plax or whatever it is called in his mouth for 15 minutes...while checking e-mails and such in the morning...swishing it around vigorously

I then brush and then walk around with Listerine in my mouth for another 10 minutes.

I occasionally use a slight peroxide mixed with water in a water pick getting all the nock and cranities...then rinse with listerine.

It gives the ole' youou choppers a new super clean feeling.

Haven't had teeth problems in a decade or so.
ms youou says my breath is fresh as the air after a nice rain shower.:)

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#295 May 29, 2009
Toothless youou: needs to because his breath smells like...


#296 Jun 2, 2009
Hi, I've been suffering from halitosis for about 17 years. I've had it tough and my condition has had drastic consequences on my social and professional life.

I've managed to reduce it significantly thru research (a lot of it)and would like to share it with you in the hopes that it might help.

The first thing you should do is find the source of your disability. My halitosis condition is caused by Anaerobic bacteria. The problem with these bacteria is that when treated, they become resistant to the treatment. So no one treatment can ever be effective. What I did is identify 2 bacteria reducing treatments and alternate them every month. I use closys and dioxicare(thinking of changing the second because not too effective).

Second, scraping your tongue is an absolute must. Make sure you scrape as far back as you can. The gagging reflex decreases with time. Tongue scraping will not scrape away bacteria because they live deep inside taste buds(oxygen kills anaerobic bacteria). But scraping will eliminate food debris that if left on tongue will eventually be absorbed in the tongue and digested by the bacteria which in turn will release volatile sulfure compound (VSC). VSC is the gas release by the bacteria that smells bad and thereore cause bad breath.

Third, buy a sonic toothbrush!!! Since bacteria on the tongue is impossible to reach thru scraping or brushing tongue with a conventional toothbrush, you must absolutly get yourself a sonic toothbrush. Remember, most odor causing bacteria live on your tongue!!! They are a little expensive, but believe me, they make all the difference when tongue brushing. Sonic toothbrushes vibrate at
30 000 to 40 000 times per minute, which create waves of turbulence in saliva and toothpaste in the mouth. The turbulence will destroy bacteria up to 4 mm beyond tip of bristles! PERFECT FOR TONGUE BRUSHING and reaching bacteria inside taste buds!!

Floss. Don't underestimate the power of flossing.

Nasal irrigator. Bacteria live also in mucus( to protect them from oxygen). With a nasal irrigator and saline solution, you wash away mucus in the nose and especially in the back of the throat. I do that about 3 times a week and it really helps.

Im sure you'll understand when i tell you that halitosis has caused severe psychological damage to me over the years, but using these technics I've managed to reduce it by 90%, and am currently trying to live a normal life. I hope this helps any of you.

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