Bad Breath Problem

Ilford, England
March 17, 2016 12:01am CST
I have a lil brother whose breath is usually bad and faulty. He brushes his teeth 3-4 times a day. He is using listerine but no results. Due to his bad breath, his mood is off and has a low self-confidence. Do you guys have any home made remedies for it?
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@AkoPinay (10115)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
Perhaps he has stomach problems.
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• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
But I guess its a gum problem
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@AkoPinay (10115)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
@adelevans let him try gargle warm water with salt
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• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
@AkoPinay I am thinking of giving him a cup of salt water but I will fix some lemon as well. Will it be good?
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@SIMPLYD (86487)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
I think he should see a doctor who can take a look at his bile organ , i think . My husband had his endoscopy before and it was discovered that his bile is stuck up . And he was given medication and after about two months , his bad breath was gone .
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• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
He has consulted with a doctor, his stomach is fine. Dentist gave him sensodyne which is literally a chemical toothpaste.
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@SIMPLYD (86487)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
@adelevans Oh i see . I hope sensodyne can remedy his bad breath .
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• United States
17 Mar 16
@adelevans I love Sensodyne! I did not know that was good for bad breath also. It probably depends on the kind but I love using the daily protection and helps re-harden enamel since I grind my teeth.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
Hi, @adelevans! I'm glad I see this post before I go to bed. it's 2:05 PM here in Manila. I work at night so I really need to sleep now. I'm glad I can help. Try oil pulling. It helps me and is always helping me. Coffee makes my breath smell bad but I can't live without coffee. I'm sure it's coffee because I tried replacing it with tea and juice and I got rid of the bad smell but I can't really live without coffee. I think it's the creamer that triggers the bad smell. You may research about oil pulling. There are so many posts about it in different websites but try here first. Oil pulling is indeed amazing. It also whitens my teeth. If I'm not soooo sleepy, I'll post more about it. I use virgin coconut oil and sometimes olive oil. Good luck!
• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
Thank you much and have a good night. We can talk tomorrow when you are awake.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
Y ou're welcome, @adelevans! Why wait for me if you can get information here? One of the results is mine. I can no longer recall if I mentioned about bad breath.
Here you'll find discussions related to the term 'oil pulling' as tagged by myLot users.
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• Tagaytay, Philippines
17 Mar 16
@wittynet try gargle warm water, if it doesnt work, baking soda while brushing teeth
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@crossbones27 (22335)
• Redlands, California
17 Mar 16
Probably a bacteria thing of some sort. Which also could be the result of something else.
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• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
Its definetely a bacterial issue
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• Redlands, California
17 Mar 16
@adelevans That is kind of tricky,but do think you are on the right track. antibiotics also kills the good bacteria. Might want to try something like Tea tree oil. It seems to get along with the right things while killing the bad things. Could be to tell him to eat chocolate too because good bacteria is said to love that. Please look that one up though. Look both up.
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• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
@crossbones27 Got lots of responses, have to make him try many things
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
17 Mar 16
shame - he must be feeling terrible. I hope there are some remedies - I would love to read about them too
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• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
Its really is a shame. I just read about some mixture of spices to mix em. Cinnamon, cloves and fenugreek.
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
17 Mar 16
@adelevans cloves I have heard help with any tooth decay or pain but not sure of the other. dont rule out stomach problems.
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• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
@Inlemay Thanks. I didn't notice about the stomach. Hopefully, it won't affect stomach because they are all natural spices without side effects
• Mumbai, India
18 Mar 16
I had it too once in my childhood. And it was related to throat but not teeth so just brushing really didn't help me. I think you should take your brother to the dentist 'cause I got relief after that. My dentist gave me one mouth freshener which gave me excellent results. I used only one bottle of it and never again and breathing problem gone.
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• Ilford, England
18 Mar 16
Dentist has already given him oral gargle ....waiting for the result
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• Preston, England
17 Mar 16
he should really visit a dentist for professional advice
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• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
Yes, he has already visited. He was given a dental gargle and change in a tooth paste
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@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
Maybe his intestine has a problem?
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• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
It is not with his digestive issue.
@akalinus (22907)
• United States
18 Mar 16
He probably has a dental or medical problem and should see a doctor/dentist. There are diseases that cause bad breath. It sounds as if he is using good hygiene so he really needs to be checked out. This is not good for his self esteem either.
• United States
17 Mar 16
My boyfriend doesn't have bad breath ~ but he finds that the mouthwash flavors that taste/feel better in your mouth are not as effective. He prefers original as possible that actually stings or tastes disgusting to effectively work. For example: Listerine ~ I like the Mint, but he will use the Original. Also does he floss often? Flossing helps get all the plaque, in between the teeth/gums where brushing won't reach. I also use a water pik machine too!
• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
Yes, he do flushes but I think he has to go for home remedy.
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• United States
17 Mar 16
@adelevans I hope he will find a remedy that works for him! There are some on the Internet Maybe nature herbs he can chew on. For me I also scrape my tongue with a metal thing too! I use an electric brush to brush my teeth and I'd go over with a regular brush. I have a long oral care procedure.
Some 25 to 30 percent of the world’s population suffer with halitosis, or bad breath.
• United States
17 Mar 16
@infatuatedbby but in the mean time - I hope gum or popping a mint will give your brother confidence as a temporary solution until he finds the right remedy that will work for him!
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@miniam (9228)
• Bern, Switzerland
17 Mar 16
Sent you a private message
• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
thanks
• Rochester, New York
17 Mar 16
Make sure he brushes his tongue and the roof of his mouth really good. One of the guys I used to work with had a similar problem and found that he didn't brush his tongue and the roof of his mouth that well. The yuckies can linger there and cause bad breath and other problems.
@Macarrosel (7536)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
Probably he has a stomach problem. I know that, for my husband has bad breath too and we found out that he suffered some stomach problems. He is taking some medicines and now his bad breath is gone.