Signs and Symptoms of Bad Breath
, also known as Halitosis
, is a condition almost everyone has
experienced some time in their life. A simple way to check for bad breath is to cup your
hands over your mouth and nose, give a puff as if blowing into a balloon, and then quickly
sniff your breath. If you have bad breath, you will be able to tell based on the smell.
In most cases, bad breath is not serious, but it can lead to significant embarrassment and self-consciousness.
In rare situations, halitosis can be a sign of a more serious problem. Therefore, if you
have tried all of our bad breath remedies without any success, it is best to
see your doctor or dentist to make sure there is not some more serious cause.
Causes of Bad Breath
Almost everything we put into our mouth, particulary food and drink, can make it smell less pleasant.
For the majority of people, the most frequent cause of bad breath is associated with bacteria that live in
the mouth, particularly on the tongue. This bacteria can build-up as a result of poor oral hygiene and a
lack of flossing.
The most common triggers of Bad Breath include:
- food, particulary those high in protein
- not eating breakfast
- antihistamines and other drugs or medications
- sinus problems
- mouth sores
- tooth infections or gum disease (gingivitis)
- significant talking
- zinc deficiency
- gastrointestinal disorders (indigestion or stomach problems)
- serious illnesses such as cancer, tuberculosis, or syphillis
Home Remedies and Natural Cures for Bad Breath Treatment
Bad Breath Home Remedy Using Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar
has recently been used as an
effective mouthwash that provides long-lasting relief from bad breath. Simply dilute 1/2 tablespoon
of the vinegar into a glass of water and gargle it in your mouth for 10 seconds at a time.
Bad Breath Home Remedy Using Baking Soda
Baking soda is a fantastic remedy for bad breath, since it changes the pH (acidity) level in your
mouth, which results in a less friendly environment for odor-causing bacteria. Simply add some baking
soda onto your toothbrush, brush with it, and then rinse with water. Another option is to purchase
toothpastes that already contain a small amount of baking soda. It is also important to brush the
top of your tongue with your toothbrush every morning, since this helps dislodge many odorous particles
that contribute to bad breath.
Herbal Remedy for Bad Breath with Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil
, is a natural cure for bad breath when
used as a toothpaste additive. Simply add a drop of the oil to your toothpaste right before you brush.
You can also create a Tea Tree Oil mouthwash by adding 3 drops of the oil to a cup of warm water.
Gargle this solution two to three times a day, preferably after each meal.
NOTE: It is important that you always spit out the Tea Tree Oil mouthwash or toothpaste. Never swallow it.
Natural Remedy for Bad Breath Using Citrus Fruits
Bad breath is often simply the result of a dry mouth. If this is the case, simply eating
a citrus fruit that is high in citric acid (such as an orange, lemon, or grapefruit) can help improve
your breath significantly. The acid in such fruits stimulates the saliva, which helps suppress some
of the odor-causing bacteria. At the same time, the tangy taste of such fruits leaves the mouth smelling fresh.
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@ Mr.T, I think you should give a try to Apple Cider Vinegar remedy. Try gargling with ACV water ( 1/2 tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in a glass of water) three to four times daily and drink one glass of ACV water half hour before or after the dinner. It can help with many digestive issues. Also it's known to help with lowering high blood pressure levels. I hope it helps!
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Hullo everyone, please try 2 Tablespoon of Hydrogen Peroxide and a Teaspoon of Baking Soda. Mix well using your tooth brush and brush your teeth and tongue.
This has help 100% effective with my son's Halitosis
You know guys I have experienced always a bad breath I tried a lot of home remedies and only apple cider vinegar resolved my problem. I drink ACV twice a day in breakfast after I brush my teeth and in the evening before I sleep. You need to dilute ACV first 1 tablespoon of ACV and half glass of water you will see the difference instantly. Now I am more confidence to talk closer to all my friends and kiss my boyfriend :)
@Pauline, Try Apple Cider Vinegar remedy. Simply mix 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and gargle with it for a few minutes and also drink one cup of ACV mixed water twice daily. Rubbing a drop of Tea Tree Oil onto the teeth and spitting it out after squishing it around every morning before leaving for work and at bed time seemed to help me too. I hope it helps!
my name is pauline and havehad bad breathe for some time now went to the dentistbut they couldnt feel it when i spoke but do feel it my self when i speak and when am sitting in a bus have face the window other wise people will cover their nose and in church its much worse cos am an usher went to the ent department they said i had sinusis behind my eye socket and my tonsils to have been inflamed all the drugs i was given isnt working the vitamin c the nostamin the flucosascline and the antibiotics aswell what do i do i cant even go near my boyfriend for a kiss
i suffered 3 years from humiliating situation where i cant event answer from simple question coz im afraid that a person near to me smell the bad odor coming from my mouth/nose... i cant clearly identify either its coming from my mouth or my nose.. even in the distance of 10m, other people will still smell the odor. in that frustrating time, i even think for suicide. like many of you, i tried all the herbal treatment/remedies that will work just to minimize the odor but the result is just in short period of time (hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, eating guava, all kids of strong antibiotics, etc..). thanks god for this site.. i think and hopefully this is the final solution and the end of our suffering. scientific proven that the result of chronic halitosis is the odor causing bacteria. to fight the odor causing bacteria is to install or take good bacteria. since acidophilus capsule is not available in our place (philippines), i bough lacto pafi with live lactobacillus. from the first 2 tbsp, i already fell the effect, it seems like the good bacteria is fighting from odor causing bacteria. and after 10 minutes the odor disappear. this is the 2nd day of taking lacto pafi with live lactobacillus and i can say 90% of the odor is gone... dosage: 2 tbsp after or before meals. hope this info will help you... godbless us all.
I had bad breath for a long time but not anymore. Mix baking soda, a little hydrogen peroxide and water. Gargle but don't swallow!
i am suffring from halitosis bad breathing from very very long time ,,,even i brush twice thrice but get no result,,i recive bad breathing ,,,germy waters in my mouth every time,,i recive bitter water morning time too,,i have this problem with my nose too i recive horrible odor from nose also because ot these i m too upset my life is fully disturbed,i have hepatitis also,,,is there any one to get me ride of these
Try probiotics daily. Take the best ones you can find with the highest number of strains in the greatest amounts. If the problem is due to GI/stomach this will help.
Thanks for this detailed information. At first I thought it was hereditory because I noticed my mother has it, then me, and now two of my children. That is why I become more worried.
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Thanks for sharing such an informative article on bad breath. I'll return in the future to read more.
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Pls, i have been suffering from serious bad breath for quite a long time. I think this mite be caused by the my stomatch This problem is realy affecting my social life that i don't talk to people facing them because i fear for them being irritated by the rotten smell/odour that always comes out from my mouth. Pls, help me cure to this bad breath so that i can resume the copius relationship between me and my fellows. Pls, i just suffered from hepatitis I need somebody to clearify me on this, and even how to cure the hepatitis once and for all, for it's realy causing great fear in me as they say that it is a very dangerous viral disease. Please sir/madan, i realy need this information as urgent as possible. Thank you so so much. Have a nice day...
I use BLIS K12 probiotics (Fresh Breath Kit) and it does provide long term remedy. There is a lot of scientific/clinical research gone into this probiotic. This probiotic has other benefits. The biggest revelation was to understand why traditional mouthwash only provided short term cure because mouthwash killed almost all bacteria in the mouth. Guess what, most of the bacteria in our body are good ones so we kill more good bacteria. When we use mouthwash, all bacteria is killed, so good and bad bacteria repopulate or colonize at the same rate...this is where Blis K12 is different. It colonizes before the ones causing bad breath. This is best explained at http://blis.co.nz/conditions/bad-breath-halitosis.html#.UQMpcR32-BU. Visit http://www.blis.co.nz to learn a lot more.
I drink lots of water, watch what I consume, floss, use toothpaste w/baking soda on it and rinse with hydrogen peroxide & water (rinse again with just water to ensure there is no hydrogen peroxide left to damage the enamel). At night before bed I floss, brush then take 2 (100 mg) chlorophyll capsules. Found out part of my problem is the anaerobic bacteria. It transfers from my tongue to my tonsils and throat every time I swallow, so my mouth would smell great but my throat would smell like hot garbage (my sweet tooth was like manna to the bacteria, lol). So now I do everything possible to limit the bacteria in my mouth to lessen the transfer. It has benefited me greatly. Wish you all the best and hope this helps.
Thanks for mentioning these causes. A proper oral hygiene is definitely recommended as part of life.
I have had bad breath, lost my job due to it. Tried to find a new job but it's very hard once you stink up the office. I had tonsil stones and awful bad breath. My friend told me to check Oraltech Labs as it got rid of his bad breath and his post nasal drip. I've been following Oraltech Labs bad breath cure program for about 2 weeks now and I feel much better, also people are not avoiding me anymore so it seems to have cured my bad breath as well:-)
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i came across this site about mouth odour information, am not suprise that is almost the disease that affect many people. I was once a victim, then i was ashame to talk to friends, not to talk of girls, i really lost my confidence, but now i can even talk inside ones nose without a single bad smell, ebook, and toothpaste can never solve ur problem, i have tried everything inside here but it failed. If u really want to fufile ur dream, u need to get rid of these because this is really affecting ur future. Try to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org i promise to help u and get rid of it irrespective of the country u come from.
Myrrh works fantastically against bad breath. It doesn't taste good, but it's an excellent temporary fix.
I've suffered from bad breath for two years. I've discovered Dr Katz's Therabreath toothpaste and mouthwash which had eliminated my bad breath. It had saved my life and I got my self-confidence back.
Can someone get bad breath from kissin/or can one get bad breath from talkin with anyone Δaτ has it
@ Jenil - Try using Tea Tree Oil mouth wash. To make it, mix 10 drops of Tea Tree Oil in a half cup of water and store it in a jar or bottle with a lid. Use this mix three to four times a day. Also drinking a mix of 1 tabs of Organic Apple Cider vinegar in a glass water daily to deal with any stomach issues that might be causing bad breath could help. I help it helps you and others on this page!
my breath smells very bad.plz tell me some good remedy
Bad breath : always keep skin of orange with you, just spray the skin in mouth...it works fresh smell..try it :-)
Dear sir/madam, i'm suffering from bad breath over seven years. i also having indigestion problems... please help me.. please.. please....
I have had bad breath, lost my job due to it. tried to find a new job but it's very hard once you stink up the office. I had tonsil stones and awful bad breath. My friend told me to Google Oraltech Labs as it got rid of his bad breath and his post nasal drip. I've been following Oraltech Labs for about 2 weeks now and I feel much better, also people are not avoiding me anymore so it seems to have cured my bad breath as well.
I have tried everything. I've spent money going to different doctors and yet my bad breath never seem to get eliminated. i floss,i brush, floss and rinse. drink water like crazy. NOTHING:( i hate my life because of me having to deal with chronic halitosis. Ive had it for 4 years. I am so deppressed. i stop making friends. i even avoid my friends i have now. if anyone knows any solution email me at email@example.com i cant take it anymore.
im getting tired my life because of bad mouth smell..i always try to eat chewing gums and mints chocolate but my mouth smell wil become double and no body stand in front of me and they take thre hand near nose and and im getting very sh.me to get rid of thiz...
how can i cure my bad breath? for home remedy?
This is a rare one -- One issue some of us have is that when drinking or eating foods with the many forms of sulfite preservatives in them -- wine, bear, processed meats, cider etc etc etc -- somehow when digesting it comes back in your breath as hydrogen sulfite ( rotten egg gas)-- so if this is the issue try and avoid the many foods and drinks with this type of preservatives. Also, try eating the herb, tumeric --kills the bad bugs in your gut,suck on vitamin c (sugar sweetener free) and try also a strong anti biotic from your doctor
When brushing your teeth please take time on brushing your tongue after that guggle a bit with plain water. Teeth Tongue Throat(Brush Brush n Guggle)
I want best homemade solution for my bad bcz I’m very worry about this plz help me
hope this helps you. I had tonsil stones and awful bad breath. My friend told me to check Oraltech Labs advice as it got rid of his bad breath and his post nasal drip. I've been following Oraltech Labs advice for about 4 months now and I feel much better, also at work people are not avoiding me anymore so it seems to have cured my bad breath as well, so good luck
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I recommend watching the video, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". It's about a man on his journey for getting healthy, loosing weight and overcoming a debilitating sickness, through "JUICING". Which enabled him to "clean out and clear out" all the JUNK in his body!
Then I would recommend going checking out Dr Schultz website called, "herbdoc.com" where he teaches that most of our illnesses and diseases come from the stomach/intestines including bad breath! Its time to pull our your juicer machine and start cleaning out your colon which will also improve your sinus/mouth problems. Good Luck!
eat like pineapple mongo drink salty lemon juuce ? brushing teeth only 2 time moring and night with sensodyne mix baking soda am loveing it help my friend's if want i help u so ask me any think
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Would i get a floss in nigeria?thanks
Home remedy for bad breath is baking soda.
how to solve my bad breath problem can suggest me i am not having any tips
Very important! Bad breath is cause by bacteria! Even after u brush food particles will be stuck in your teeth.. U MUST floss after each meal, if not then food will decay and cause plaque that cause cavities...and caviies smell.. Also you may need to go to the dentist to fix a bad tooth..also it's very important o brush before bed everrrry single night. Good luck
I have serious bad breath problem. please provide appropriate solution to get rid of it as soon as possible. this problem is lacking my self confidence. provide any home remedy.
i have 20 years suffering from bad breath.pliz help me.i want to know the simple and cheap home remedy for bad breath.
i have mouth bad smell problem when i eat anything then from my mouth bad spell starting. please some suggestion to releif from this problem. im going to the doctor and cleaned my teeth but no relief. please send me some good advice.
I have been suffering from bad breath for the past 15 yrs from my nose and mouth. 3 weeks back, i tried the nasal rinse and my bad breath has reduced a lot.and i am still continuing nasal rinse daily so i encourage all of u with these symptoms to try for nasal rinse.Don`t give up !!
after i eat, i brush my teeth,then it smells good. but later,it smells as the food i ate,, its so irritating,,, what will i do?
Tea Tree Oil is also known as Melaleuca or Melaleuca alternifolia. It is a natural antibacterial disinfectant that has been used as a general antiseptic by aboriginal tribes for thousands of years. Science has confirmed the uses for about nourishing tea tree oil as it has tremendous medicinal properties and benefits. It is a light yellow oil that smells like nutmeg. Tea Tree Oil was originally ingested as a tea (hence “tea tree oil”) by the Native Peoples but is now produced by steaming the leaves and squeezing this essential oil out.
Absorbable care tea oil should be a part of every home's emergency first aid kit. It is also wise to have tea tree oil in the car, cottage, and camping first aid kits. Unlike many essential oils, it is able to be directly applied to minor injuries once or twice per day. Green tea tree oil shampoo can also be used to invigorate the scalp and remove greasy residue off hair shaft.
Biotene mouthwash and baking soda
Take Chlorophyll, its cheap get it at a health food store. Its a green liquid, it's a pigment that will stain so be carefull and brush your teeth after.
Add one or two tablespoons in full glass of water or juice if u really don't like the taste. It's also good for you.
!ALSO! Floss your teeth regularly, and you wont have bad breath!
i have yellowish substances beneath my teeth how can i get rid of them?
close up fire freeze helps.....i'll try baking soda nxtym..i heard that it also helps in whitening..(skin and teeth)....removing scar etc....
As someone mentioned before, I've already read we cannot use baking soda very often, beacause it will damage our gums. I'm trying tea tree oil this time. Has anyone tried using it every day for some months? By the way, for the others who brush their teeth and tongue and floss 4 or 5 times a day and have no relief, maybe it could be xerostomia. There's a test to measure our saliva production. Who knows... I've also read that eating yogurt every day can help a lot. Good luck to everydoby, me included...
i have heard about closeup fire freeze. is it helpful??
tell me about bad breath removing toothpastes
I want to see dentist for bad breath they wash my mouth the following day the smell came up. Pls help me out my friend run away beause of the odour from my mouth.
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Since I've had breast cancer,been thru surgery, chemo,radiation and booster which finished last November. I've just started taking 1 teaspoon baking soda, a teaspoon pure honey with a warm water. My sister has noticed that I have serious bad breath. Pleadse help -What is the cause?
i have problem about bad breath there fore what shall i do to remove it once and for all
just try warm water and 1 tsp of salt and gargle it every morning..
Peppermint tea and peppermint leaves after meals. Drinking lots of water helps, also.
try chewing on fennel seeds
My breat smells teribble what can i do??
My name is ayodele 4rm western part of nigeria,am a musician.i wanted to give up on music due to bad breath.some of my lady leave me bcos of mouth odour.i dnt kno wat to do,if i go to dentist dey will charge me lot of money,dat is why am searchin 4 home remedy,all this scientific remedy like netipot n Avocado are rare to find maybe u should break d words 4 people undastanding.
can i mix baking soda acv?
kindly suggest me for my bad breath.
kindly suggest me for my bad breath.
baking soda, it works
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I just went to the dentist and they gave me info on Xylitol, a natural sugar substitute from fruit & veg fiber. It is used in a few sugar-free products like Mentos gum. Xylitol kills the bad bacteria in your mouth that causes cavities and bad breath.
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my breath smells very bad.plz tell me some good remedy.I use colagate toothpaste.
my breathe smells really bad. Help me what can i do?
someone on dealstop.com mentioned oil of oregano
baking soda works well !!!!
My daughter's breath has been terrible for 4 years. She brushes her teeth well, but breath was like dog poo. Finally went to the health food store and was recommened Mega Chlorophyll.
She has been taking one capsule a day and almost immediately her breath was normal.
Using a Netipot to rinse your nasal cavities will eliminate bad breath within 3 days.
The Netipot solution would comprise of a cup of boiled water (cooled), one quarter a teaspoon of sea salt (not table salt) and one quarter a teaspoon of Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda).
Use twice a day. Once in the morning after breakfast and one hour before bedtime. Used frequently, you can eliminate the frequency of Cold and Flu virus.
my bad breath is coming from my sinus and it smell really bad
stomach should not be empty eat something with short interval
Chewing fresh guava leaves after meals works
Try eating avocado. It cleanses your stomach and kills bacteria in the mouth. simple bad breath home remediesare extremely effective
bad breath eat cardomn after every meal it improve eyesightas well
if you have sinus problems, use a nasal irrigator, it works!!!
i have found bad breath to be associated with diet. A lot of people who change their lifestyle to include more fruits and vegetables and less meats suffer from less body odor all together.
use baking soda with ur toothpast it will prevent bad mouth smelling...trust me.
how can i get rid of the bad odor of the saliva?? my breath is fine but the saliva dont smell good.. pls help
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