I'm wondering, once and for all (!), what is the deal with bad breath?
OK, so I do the lick-the-arm thing, and much of the time, I don't really like what I get in return. Is that common?
The things I do to try and avoid bad breath include....: drinking lots of water, tea, flossing, cleaning a lot, generally not eating crap, eating lots of fruit and veggies, and last but not least, mints.
Am I missing something!?
One other big thing with bad breath is the morning breath thing. Now, I know, if you sleep with your mouth open all night, you are asking for bad breath. So, I try to keep it shut!! but.. not easy!
There are lots of causes for bad breath and there are already lots of threads related to bad breath with plenty of useful info. Search the forum and read all the big bb threads you can find.
Our last bb thread is this one: http://healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=424849
hi. there is no sure fire way to cure chronic bad breath yet. but oceanside, among others, are working on that (check the other thread for more info).
for now what most people do is treat it as best they can to get it as tolerable as possible. my regimen includes dr katz's toothpaste and mouthwash, baking soda + water salt mix, tounge brushing, and of course flossing. i also use a saline solution to clear my nose. though i havent tried these, other regimens like nasal irrigation and that oil of oregano regimen someone else mentioned sound like they might have potential. but who really knows. i can tell you from long experience that almost all products fail in the face of aggresive bacteria. as far as diet goes, foods you want to decrease intake on are: sugars, proteins, and dairy products.
Well yogurt is supposedly good but it didn't help me with bad breath at. They say its good for the digestive system so I guess that's normal...
For tongue cleaning the best tool you can use (which also renders all tongue scrapers useless) is the TUNG brush. It costs only 5$ (and 5$ for the gel) if i recall correctly and it really works wonders on cleaning that white stuff from the back of the tongue (something which no tongue scraper helped me with).
About the fruits and vegs. Sure they might help a bit but do you really see everyday people eating tons of those to get a relief from bad breath? Me neither. This means the problem is somewhere else and while fruits and vegs are good for you, they're still not a cure.
I wonder what happened to oceanside, BUSTED2 and the rest. Our main bb thread was closed causing havok again (thanks hb mods...)