What is good for bad breath?
Lots of bad breath is from the stomach. Many people with stomach problems have bad breath. But it can also be caused by something you eat. I'd recommend chewing on parsley as a cure for bad breath. It's the chlorophyll that does the trick. Wheat grass also works. Health Food stores sell a chlorophyll gum & other products that can greatly help. If it's your stomach (bad digestion) I recommend you eat papaya enzyme chewable tablets before or right after your meal to help digest your food more efficiently.
It's obvious that if you stay away from garlic & onion & brush your teeth & tongue & floss right after meals that this will also help! My dentist recommends using the original Amber colored Listerine to kill germs that can cause bad breath. (The other flavors have a sweetener added) You can also chew or suck on whole cloves or make your own cinnamon toothpicks.
Cinnamon Toothpicks: Make them by soaking 50 or so wooden tooth picks in a tiny glass vile with several drops of cinnamon oil for one week. (Use caution & do NOT touch your skin or face with the cinnamon oil or it will cause pain, swelling, redness & burns!) Cinnamon or Cassia oil can be purchased at most health food stores or on line. After the week is up, remove the toothpicks from the oil & drain them on paper towel on a plate & store them in several tiny zip-lock baggies with 5 or 10 in each bag.
Carefully wrap this paper towel up in a plastic bag before you throw it away. Keep these toothpicks & this strong cinnamon oil away from children & pets! Cinnamon is a VERY strong essential oil! Wash your hands carefully after you touch the toothpicks & keep your hands away from your eyes! To make your toothpicks more mellow, dilute your cinnamon oil in half with olive oil.
Most times it's from things rotting in the stomach, slow digestion. Check out hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Hello, I am a dental hygienist of 25 yrs.
The hydrogen peroxide is a good idea. Listerine isn't. Teeth cleaning definately a good idea. So are tongue scrapers (get one with a thin edge--not blunt), abstaining from coffee, eating breakfast, and watching your onion/garlic intake. Oral irrigators are ok, but the best on the market is called Hydrofloss as it changes the polarity of water so the plaque doesn't stick to your teeth. Brushing 3 times a day with a Sonicare is also going to help. Manual brushing won't involve as many brush strokes as an electric brush--but not just any and especially not the round headed spinning brushes. I see worst results from them. Also, do not "Brush" with a sonicare, Rest it on 2 teeth at a time, pointint it into the gums, for a full 5 seconds.
Spend 2 min's on the bottom teeth, and 2 mins on the top. Do not neglect to brush the inside of your cheeks and all the hard tissue (gums) beyond the teeth. Plaque sticks to everything. It doesn't discriminate. :-D I have used a dye to show patients where it resides and they are shocked to see how much is in their mouth...not just on their teeth. One or two swipes with a manual brush will do. Also do the inside of the floor of your mouth on the gums where your tongue rests, the underside of your tongue, and the top of your tongue after using the tongue scraper.
If your problem is caused by sinus issues, use a Neti Pot http://www.webmd.com/allergies/sinus-pain-pressure-9/neti-pots.
There is an excellent article posted on msn.com. It was called: Do you Smell badly?
I hope this helps.
Lynelle ~ R.D.H.
Loma Linda Univeristy graduate '84
Buy a good tooth brush and some tooth paste and brush your teeth three times a day and brush your tongue to this is where the bacteria builds up is on your tongue. After doing this if you still have a problem consult a doctor bad breath can also be a sign of an infection somewhere in your body.
Grow some fresh parsley. Chew a sprig a few times a day. Really works.
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