ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Yikes bad breath

Updated on July 13, 2013

Experiencing bad breath?

Bad breath can show up at the worst of times can be during a hot date or while talking to an important client. No matter why you need to get rid of your bad breath, no worries because there is a cure to your problems. Bad breath or by its more scientific term halitosis, can by caused by any number of things. Most of your problems come from one thing and one thing alone, leftover food resting in and around your teeth. Bad breath is a pretty common problem, one out of two people say that they have had to deal with a bad breath problem at some point or another in their lives. Bad breath can also be caused less commonly by a lack of air or saliva in the mouth. Also a small percentage of bad breath cases are caused by acid reflux.

How do I know I have bad breath?

Some indication as to if you have bad breath are:

  • Broken Lips

  • Split skin around the mouth

  • Dry Mouth

  • Lack of saliva

  • Dental decay

  • Food stagnation in the teeth

  • Excessive bacterial activity on the tongue and in the mouth

  • Gastritis

  • Pneumonia

  • Polyps

  • Bronchitis

  • Acid reflux

  • Sinusitis

  • Lack of saliva

Brushing your teeth at least three times a day can greatly reduce your bad breath.

How often do you have bad breath?

See results

Dental flossers are great when it comes to getting everything out from between your teeth. Dental floss can be such a pain sometimes.

What can I do?

  • Being fully hydrated can really help you out in your fight against bad breath. You should aim to drink at least four full glasses of water per day. If you are not much of a water drinker then products like crystal light are perfect to give you a great taste and none of the sugar.

  • To truly tame your bad breath, you will need to make sure to brush your teeth after each meal. If you are someone who eats small snacks throughout the day, then your best bet is to set three times that are good for you to perform your dental routine. There are a wide variety of toothpastes out there but they are all essentially the same, so lucky you get the liberty of choosing one of your preference. When you brush your teeth you want to be sure to brush them for at least two minutes not a minute less. Now I know you are like everyone else and never take the time and floss but if you have bad breath that very well may be the cause of your problems. A great product for flossing are things like these dental flossers. These bad boys make you look forward to flossing. Now for all of you who snack throughout the day this is where you really need to listen. Mouthwash or similar mouthwash products like strips for example are the easiest way to combat your bad breath while you are on the run. Jus simple keep a small bottle in your pocket and swish some around after each meal. Just remember that a little goes a long way and if it is to strong consider mixing the mouthwash with water.

-Visit the Dentist 2 to 4 times a year if possible for a teeth cleaning

  • Avoid Smoking as much as possible

  • Drink less coffee

  • Eat the recommended amount Fruits and Vegetables regularly its healthy!

This can be based on the food pyramid.

Do you brush three times a day?

See results

Home Remedies include:

If you have tried everything and still can not get rid of your bad breath then it is time to start trying some good old fashion home remedies. First on the list is to get a lemon or lemon juice. Now squirt some into a glass of warm water and gargle it as you would any other mouthwash. You will want to gargle this mixture several times throughout the day. Another homemade mouthwash that you can try out is to mix a small amount of baking soda with warm water and gargle throughout the day just like the other mixture. Just as a warning this mixture may not taste the best but it tends to get the job done. Some things that you can add to your diet are to always choose all natural yogurt. You will also want to begin drinking unsweetened tea throughout the day as a replacement to one of your other beverage choices.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i have 4 of the problems that you had listed. Guess i have bad breath. I drink just too little water per day but i do brush my teeth 2-3 times per day. I try to brush after every meal as I have gum disease. Anyway, great tips for treatment. Voted useful


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)