How To Fight Bad Breath

How to Fight Bad Breath, the Wrong Way!

If you have tried several commercially available anti-bad breath products and still have not succeeded in stopping that rotten egg smell coming out of your mouth, then here is the article for you. This will explain why there are no changes in your breath even if you are fighting hard to eliminate bad breath.


Advertisements declare it: mouthwash kills 99.9% of bad breath causing bacteria. This is quite true. But if you try so hard to kill way beyond the 100% mark by using mouthwash excessively, then you are inviting worse breath.

Take note that some commercially produced mouthwash products contain too much alcohol. You must be aware that alcohol dries the mouth. What’s the big deal about it? Bacteria that cause bad breath breed on dry mouth. This is the reason why it is advisable to people with bad breath to drink plenty of water to moisten the mouth. Mouthwash is effective if used correctly and if the alcohol content does not dry your mouth.

Infomercial items.

Buying products that are said to “fight bad breath” from infomercials can do you more harm than good. This is not to say though that all “fight bad breath” items being sold in infomercial programs are not effective. To be sure, buy items that are ADA approved. Look for ADA seal of approval every time you buy dental products whether it is from infomercials or any grocery store.

Breath freshener gums

To fight bad breath is to attack the root of the problem. Chewing breath freshener gums only masks bad breath and not effective in ending the problem.

Intestinal cleansing method.

Most bad breath cases originate in the mouth and not in the intestine so using the intestinal cleansing method to fight bad breath is completely pointless.

Brushing with cleaner

If you have gone this far, then you should stop it immediately. Brushing with cleanser is dangerous, not to mention, poisonous.

Smokeless Tobacco – If you switched to smokeless tobacco because you become aware that smoking tobacco causes bad breath, then you are not making any good. Smokeless tobacco is still a tobacco product and causes bad breath. Aside from that, smokeless tobacco can cause oral cancer, softening of the oral cavity, nicotine addiction, blood alteration, and gum effects.

Tongue piercing

Don’t laugh because there are people who do this. And if you are one of them, then you should stop it right now. Piercing your tongue can provide more venues for bacteria to harbor in your tongue. It causes bad breath far worse than before.

What should I do?

Having said these, the first thing you should do is to stop any malpractice and do the right thing.

Brush your teeth more often especially in the morning and before you go to bed.

Use dental floss at least once a day.

Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Visit your dentist at least once a year to have your dentures checked.

Make your own toothpaste from baking soda and salt.

Make your own mouthwash using aloe vera juice and water.

Eat fiber-rich fruits and vegetables.

Avoid foods, drinks and other products that can cause bad breath such as onion, garlic, coffee, soda, and tobacco.

Fighting bad breath is easy. All you have to do is stop doing the wrong thing, start doing the right one and have a common sense to know the difference.