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

There are 648 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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Since: Jun 09

Guelph, Canada

#297 Jun 3, 2009
Brushing your teeth and flossing are important. Brushing your tongue also helps with bad breath as dead cells on the tongue and food debris can leave bad odours.
Dentist Thornhill
http://www.bcdentalcare.ca
Bikergirl

New York, NY

#298 Jun 18, 2009
I've suffered from this condition for about 6 years now. The psychological damage has been just about crippling. Your life is literally just gone. I don't leave the house except to go to work and at work I am treated so badly that it takes every ounce of fiber in my bones not to just go postal in the place. Three months ago they started disbursing a steady flow air freshner fragrance in my cubicle and on most days that's for the entire 8 hours. I've tried so so many things: Every mouthwash on the market, tonsils taken out, acid reflux, gallbladder checked, I use to have a little bit of a stomach and I lost almost 15 pounds and that didn't help, I had an endoscopy/colonoscopy done, I've taken vitamins, I eat only vegetables, and would eat fruit but someone said because of the acid in fruit that could cause problems, I thought at one time I needed more acid so I started taken HCL tablets (this has cured many people), I stopped eating dairy long long ago thinking that I might be lactose intolerant (this has also helped people), that didn't work either. I tried apple cider vinegar, baking soda, charcoal tablets, chlorophyl tablets, everything. I've literally sat in doctors office with my face drinched in tears begging them to help me. It is just so sad and its even sadder reading the stories of younger people on these boards that are confused. I just hope and pray that God will some day answer our prayers to be free of the curse.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Who knows - maybe there's something I haven't tried yet.
milagros maria

Brentwood, NY

#300 Jul 11, 2009
my name is milagros maria and i want to help you about your problem of halitosis you can write to me on my e-mail [email protected] can help you its free.
tyoung

Earleville, MD

#302 Aug 21, 2009
Mari wrote:
I am new to this forum. I had thyroid surgery in 97' and ever since that date, my breath has become truly awful. I've tried everything but to no avail. Recently my doctor told me that my liver test came back abnormal, so I am hoping that after seeing a specialist maybe it will help solve the problem. I am certain that it's not a 'mouth' problem.
Anyhow, my self esteem is very very low. I don't smile and always cover my mouth when I talk. I am even afraid to breathe heavy when I commute on the train in the mornings out of fear that someone will smell my horrible breath.
It really hurts that I can't date, or have friends.
I also dislike having to keep my distance from people. But the worst part is, going through life feeling so insecure about myself.
Whenever I have a meeting at work, I tend to pray that the chairs are not close together. I also try to arrive early so that i can put my bag and another item on each side of me, in the hopes that no one will sit there.
It really hurts when people cover their mouths or move away from me. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
Truthfully, I have really lost hope and have even contemplated suicide.
I don't want to live like this anymore. I wouldn't wish this on the worst person in the world.
. I just want you to know that you are not alone. This is a serious problem for alot of people and no one is stepping up to help. No one really understands but the people who is going through it. I have lost my husband,friends. I have isolated myself to the point of not wanting live. I have this fear of dying and everybody talking about how bad my breath stunk. So you are not alone. I have my good day's and bad day's. I have a daughter that keeps me going,before I die I want to make sure she is okay and suicide is not a option for me, my daughter would not be able to collect the insurance money. Just keep praying and take one day at a time.
tyoung

Earleville, MD

#303 Aug 23, 2009
Ralph wrote:
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.
Thank you so much for these tips. I will certainly try it. Thanks again
godaddyjoe

Gloucester, VA

#304 Aug 30, 2009
Joseph Okello wrote:
My tdaughetr since age 2 years has been suffering bad mouth smell todate now she is approaching four years. what is the problem?
i have just had a case of poop odor in my mouth associated with sinus pain.no doctors could help.my wife said i have a tooth problem. i had my teeth looked at and iwo pulled to no avail.it is a gum problem at my right eye tooth. i cleared the gum area with a dental instrument and a blob of blood followed i rinsed with peroxide and smell is gone.im keeping up the procedure weekly and no more problems yet.they gave me antibiotics that helped the pain. they thought it was scales.
godaddyjoe

Gloucester, VA

#305 Aug 30, 2009
ali wrote:
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
i have just had a case of poop odor in my mouth associated with sinus pain.no doctors could help.my wife said i have a tooth problem. i had my teeth looked at and iwo pulled to no avail.it is a gum problem at my right eye tooth. i cleared the gum area with a dental instrument and a blob of blood followed i rinsed with peroxide and smell is gone.im keeping up the procedure weekly and no more problems yet.they gave me antibiotics that helped the pain. they thought it was scales.
godaddyjoe

Gloucester, VA

#306 Aug 30, 2009
Ralph wrote:
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.
i have just had a case of poop odor in my mouth associated with sinus pain.no doctors could help.my wife said i have a tooth problem. i had my teeth looked at and iwo pulled to no avail.it is a gum problem at my right eye tooth. i cleared the gum area with a dental instrument and a blob of blood followed i rinsed with peroxide and smell is gone.im keeping up the procedure weekly and no more problems yet.they gave me antibiotics that helped the pain. they thought it was scales.
Fulton

Williamstown, NJ

#307 Sep 10, 2009
I don't know why my breath smells it's like every time I get near somebody.They move there nose.I don't know what's wrong.I have bad breath in the morning,lunch,and dinner.What do I do ?
Fulton

Williamstown, NJ

#308 Sep 10, 2009
I don't smoke and have bad breath what is it
i have halatosis

Chicago, IL

#310 Oct 12, 2009
I have been sufferring with bad breath for years. My life has truly changed my self esteem is -100. I hate social situations because people cover their noses and I just never seem to fit in. I've tried it all, every tooth paste, mouth wash, had my tonsils removed and still no relief. This feels like a curse. What's left for me now if every social situation leaves me even more introverted and depressed. I have dreams for my life but true comfortable social interaction is damn near impossible. I'm really alone and sad at this point. A night with friends is a nightmare for me, imagine a date with persistant bad breath.
Ali
moulin indian

UAE

#311 Nov 15, 2009
my wife has a bad mouth odour all the time even after taking food her mum also have the same problem is it hereditry or is it caused by by other problems in the stomach pls give me a good solutin because i m very much embarsed by this thing
emre

Turkey

#312 Dec 14, 2009
Oh my aching head! Nearly everyone has had a headache. The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals or use alcohol. www.thehealthtime.com
genna

Oxford, UK

#313 Dec 23, 2009
Im 15 and i smoke and me teeth have yellow bits round them and my breath smells real bad . but my teeth bleed all the time. i need help and my teeth and breath used to be nice and clean but i smoked back then to and im getting very anxious on what to do so please help because im lacking in confidence ?
annie

Bayside, NY

#314 Dec 28, 2009
Dragon Queen wrote:
<quoted text>
Regarding your 20th birthday, people can be really cruel, although in their tactless way, they think they are helping you.
Have you ever tried "Oxyfresh" toothpaste and mouthwash? It may work, although it is expensive. Tongue-scraping works to reduce halitosis, as well.
it's interesting to know how many people are suffering about this matter, im one of them, dont no what to do.people are cruel.
ziah de 1

United States

#315 Dec 28, 2009
Darren wrote:
Hi, I was just wondering for some reason i brush my teeth 3 times a day, but still about 1 hour after i have brushed them if I rub my bottom teeth with my finger they smell really bad, also if i push on the gums underneath thenm there is always blood on my finger only a little bit but it happens everytime i do it, the main thing i'm worried about is the smell when i rub my bottom teeth and its only the bottom teeth that do this can you tell me why please
what you need to do if probally find you better toothpaste, carry a lil small toothpaste bottle around,carry ments,a soft toothbrush,and gum,your gum is bleeding is probally b cause youre rubbing to hard,brushing too hard or your gum is sincible(kant spell well)but for the bad breth you can go to the dentist and they can care for u
Free at last

Rohnert Park, CA

#316 Jan 11, 2010
Darren, if your gums bleed that means you have periodontal disease. Go to a dentist and get the problem treated, probably by a periodontics specialist, that's what you need to do, period.

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#317 Jan 11, 2010
Here's a tip applicable to anti-smokers only...
Prior to inhaling, pull your head from your ass.
Jon KIng

Hilo, HI

#318 Jan 21, 2010
Hey little confederate flag boy, guess what? You lost like wimps in that war! A confedrate flag says one thing....we are losers! Good luck with that! Smoke away pal, I suggest you up it to about 10 packs a day! Go for it!
Jane

Gwynn Oak, MD

#319 Jan 22, 2010
I've found the products with zinc work the best.
Avoid toothpastes with sorbitol. Try the ones with zylitol. Bad breath can be caused by constipation, lack of enzymes that break down protiens in your food, dry mouth syndrome or sinus problems. I take Super Enzyme Caps by Twin Lab after every meal to help my digestion. Avoid neutralizers like Tums because they cause the stomach to produce more acid. The heartburn comes because you don't have enough acid. Avoid mouthwashes with alcohol which are drying and irritating. Never brush your tongue with a toothbrush- that seemed to worsen the problem for me.

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