How to prevent bad breath?

bad breath - The guy is having bad breath.
Malaysia
March 16, 2008 11:15am CST
Having bad breath is disgusting and usually others tend to avoid talking to someone having bad breath. So, can you tell me a way to prevent bad breath?
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12 responses
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
17 Mar 08
Hi there... Do whats been said in all these other posts, if nothing works, go see your dentist, maybe visit the doctor to see if your sick inside, might need a detox... What ever it is, good luck in preventing bad breath...
• Malaysia
18 Mar 08
Hi Nard13. I am really scare to see a dentist. I don't know why. Thanks for your suggestion.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
25 Mar 08
Hi... You think it maybe the sound of the dentists drill, haha... Toughen up, you'll be alright...
19 Apr 08
brush your teeth at least twice a day and brush your tounge as well and when you are done then use flouride mouthwash and eat mints or chew on minty chewing gum.
• Malaysia
20 Apr 08
Hi pmcelligott. I have done all these and yet my mouth still produce bad breath. I guess I need to see a dentist but I am scare. Thanks for the sharing.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
19 Apr 08
I was told not to take those foods with pungent smell like garlic, onions etc. Brush the teeth after eating. Other than the 3 regular meals a person suffered with bad breath should not take other foods like snacks or confectionaries anymore. He is also advised to gargle the mouth and throat using the antiseptic mouth wash. It is believed that by doing this could kill germs that cause bad breath.
• Malaysia
20 Apr 08
Hi Ikbooi, thanks for your valuable advice. I do brush my teeth on regular basis and also gaggle by using antiseptic mouth wash but still my mouth produce bad breath. Thanks for your response.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
18 Mar 08
Go to the dentist and have a check if you have tooth that builds up cavities.. that can cause bad breathes too.. Then have a gargle..
• Malaysia
18 Mar 08
Hello Ayou82. Thanks for your suggestion. Be honest, I am really scare to see a dentist. The instrument really frighten me. I do gaggle with listerine sometime but still it doesn't really work. God bless you.
• United States
16 Mar 08
I brush in the morning and night for at least 3 minutes. I also brush my tounge to get rid of the build up. I floss and use mouthwash a number of times a day. Chewing strong mint gum does help too.
• Malaysia
18 Mar 08
Hello Enchantedleppard. As I recalled, I never brush my teeth for more than 3 minutes. Could that be the reason? I always carry with me strong mint chew gum or sweet in order to prevent bad breath. Thanks for youe suggestion.
• Italy
16 Mar 08
Brushing their teeth after every meal and wash the longue.
• Malaysia
18 Mar 08
Hello MelissaSx. That is what I am doing and yet my breath smell bad. I brush after every meal and sometime i even use floss to clean up my teeth. Is it because of my techniques of brushing up my teeth? Thanks for your suggestion.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
16 Mar 08
brush your teeth at least twice aday. Floss daily. you'd be surprised how many people don't really loss. Use a mouth wash. listerine works wonders.Visit the dentist on a regular basis.
• Malaysia
17 Mar 08
Hello ersmommy1. To be frank, I don't like to see a dentist. I do brush my teeth after every meal and I do floss in between my teeth but all the time. Yes, before going to bed I do gaggle listerine in order to kill the germ. What else do I miss? Perhaps I should see a dentist afterall. Thanks for the sharing.
• United States
16 Mar 08
try to clear your throat in the am. It will surprise you what could be lurking there. Along with the above tips. Brush your teeth even if your not eating. study's have shown mouth wash drys the mouth out. causing it to have bad odor. look real good when purchasing a mouth wash.
• Malaysia
17 Mar 08
Hi giftsandbagscom. I only brush after taking meals. How can I clear my throat in the morning? Do I need to use any solution? Every night before going to bed, I gaggle listerine in order to kill germ because from my reading, germ in our mouth is one of the cause of bad breath. Thanks for the sharing.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
16 Mar 08
Keep your mouth clean. Brush after every meal and when you are brushing your teeth you should brush your tongue as well. Finishing off your brushing with a quick rinse of mouthwash helps too. Don't forget to floss too.
• Malaysia
17 Mar 08
Hello Lilybug. I do brush my teeth after every meal but i don't normally brush my tongue. Perhaps that is why my breath smell especially the next morning. I seldom floss my teeth though sometime I do buy a packet of floss. Thank you for your response.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Brush your teeth, use mouthwash and best of all, go to the dentist to have cleaning! It will take all the bad breath for sure!
• Singapore
19 Apr 08
I think it is worth pointing out that bad breath may be because of poor dental health. It is best to consult your dentist for that. Otherwise if you brush AND floss everyday, then you shouldn't have bad breath unless you are sick or you ate too much heaty food.
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Make sure that you brush your teeth properly, specially in the back. The back part of your teeth tends to get ignored sometimes as it's harder to reach. During the time I went to the dentist, I was surprise to see a good amount of food still stuck on my back teeth. Also you should also start brushing your tongue, my dentist told me it's one of the reasons of having bad breath. Don't also forget to use mouthwash, I believe it's essential. Well... that's what my dentist said anyway.