Patient Comments: Bad Breath - Remedies

What home or OTC remedies have you found effective in treating bad breath?

Comment from: vampy, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 13

I have found that brushing my teeth and the very back of my tongue, right before the gag reflex works. I use baking soda mixed with peroxide � about a teaspoon of baking soda to � cap of peroxide, mixing it until it's a thin, paste-like consistency. It's very important to brush the roof of your mouth along with the gums and inside the cheeks. Follow with your choice of toothpaste and an alcohol-free mouthwash. To keep your mouth fresh all day, mix a small amount of mouthwash and peroxide and put it in an old pill bottle with a travel toothbrush. Do not swallow! You will be whistling Dixie. I hope this helps.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: shlomo, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

Even though I brush my teeth after every meal, I still have bad breath. I try to keep my mouth healthy, but still smell bad to others. I've gone to the doctor several times to have my mouth, earths, throat and lungs checked. I'm told that I am healthy. I don't know what to do about my breath.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Bad Breath - Causes Question: Did you learn the reason for your bad breath? If so, what was it?
Bad Breath - Prevention Question: What do you do to prevent bad breath?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors