How to deal with mouth odour

How to get a fresher breath

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Imagine people covering their noses when you speak. Not a happy thought right?

Bad breath can be really embarrassing.

In most cases, bad breath is caused by bacteria in the mouth or what we eat. Especially if we’re not brushing properly or regularly.

It can also be caused by dry mouth.

When bad breath is very serious it is called halitosis, which is an illness that can be treated.

Do you have a bad breath? Do you know someone with bad breath? Here are some things that can help

Try lemon
Lemons can help prevent the growth of most bacteria. To get rid of mouth odour, squeeze one lemon into a cup of water. Add a pinch of salt. Rinse your mouth with the mixture daily before going to bed.

Use toothpaste
You can ask an older adult or pharmacist to recommend a good brand of toothpaste. Try to brush with toothpaste once a day.

Chew gum
Prevent dry mouth by chewing gum or sugar free mints.

Eat fruits and vegetable
One of the best ways to remove bacteria in the mouth is to eat an apple a day. It also stops dry mouth.

Drink water
Keep your mouth wet by drinking plenty of water.

Seek Help
If your bad breath continues after trying all these things, speak to a trusted adult. You can also visit your community clinic to seek help.

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pearl

i will try all d suggestions,thanks

May 11, 2022, 12:59 p.m.

Trisha

wow am really surprise to see chew gum there

May 9, 2022, 12:42 p.m.

thanks for your direction over bad breath

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

wow that's intresting

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

ALSO U CAN USE MOUTH WASH

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

I wil try

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

Pls Can I Use Salt Solution In Water And Rinse My Mouth Without Lemon?

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Rukevwe! Did you mean to ask if you can use just mouthwash? If yes, sure you can but do not mix your mouth wash with salt solution. Mouth wash itself has all the ingredients needed to kill the bacteria that cause mouth odour. We hope this helps.

Using Mouth Is Also Good

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

Sorry i mean mouth wash

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

Always gaggle/rinse ur mouth with water after every meal in order to help remove food stuck in between ur teeth bcos if d food stays dere for long, it causes bad breath....u can also use mouthwash instead of water

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Bhella! You are very correct. Thanks for sharing this.

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March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Bhella! Thanks for opening up with this. Try and refresh your page or try at a later time. It could be network problem. We hope this helps

BigSister..anytime i want to post my story it replies to me dat there is a problem and it happens everytime i try.. I Hope U Understand!!

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Joyce! Sorry about that. You can keep trying though. We are sure it has to do with the network.

Also change ur toothbrush after every 3months... I Hope This Helps!!

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Joyce! You are correct. Thanks for sharing this.

Ur welcome big sister.!!

and also brush twice aday

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

one should try to eat anything in the morning after brush it help to reduce bad breath

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

I tried dis measure buh it didnt wrk, wat should i do?

March 20, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

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Hey Blossy! If all of these didn't work, please talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps.

Is it all chewing gums dat work

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

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Hey Sasha! Minty chewing gums are better. We hope this helps.

i nid to try the lemon method

March 20, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

how can I make my teeth to be white?

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

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Hello Osa! First, use a good toothpaste and toothbrush and brush your teeth twice a day. You can add baking soda to your toothpaste once a week when brushing to help your teeth look whiter. You can also avoid eating food and drink that stain the teeth like red wine, coffee, soft drinks like coke etc. We hope this helps.

YH IT WORKS

It worked OMG!!!

Too much of some food contents cause bad breaths. Some of them include onions, ginger and co...

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

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Hey Bimbily97! That is why you should gaggle water after eating and also brush if you feel like you have bad breath. These food content are also good for the body so they need to be consumed. We hope this helps

i have noticed that when some ones mouth is close for a while it smells .why

stevedo that is true.because when you wake up u mouth will start smelling.

nice tips

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

is it advisable to take water in d morning before brushing

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

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Yeah, 100% right. It is said that the bacteria in the mouth has many advantages & can only be helpful when u push it down with at least 1 cup of water.

I love this page

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

Honey and salt do help to kill bad mouth odour.

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

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Are u 4 real?

awesome

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

awesome

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Thank God I found this site

pls how can i get rid of coloured teeth

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Hey Sprinsgter! Thanks for the comment. You may need to see a dentist for this. Also, you should brush at least 2 times daily, change your toothbrush every 4 months, rinse your mouth with water after every meal etc. We hope this helps

ok tank u for telling dis 2 me

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

Pls hw can i get rid of coloured teeth

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

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Hey Sok! Thanks for the comment. You may need to see a dentist for this. Also, you should brush at least 2 times daily, change your toothbrush every 4 months, rinse your mouth with water after every meal etc. We hope this helps

use banana peels rub it on your teeth every night then brush.. eat apples they help whiten teeth... you could do the oil pulling method... that is mixing turmeric powder and coconut oil and rub on teeth leave for some minutes then rinse it off and brush..... do this once a month. use orange peels too... drink enough water... use activated charcoal... you can mix strawberry paste with toothpaste..... and brush... but don't do all at once it can hurt your enamel... and don't use peroxide and baking soda all the time.. it can cause tooth fall

Thanks 4 Enlighteen Me

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

hi big sis.i'm new here.my friend has a decayed tooth for up to 7yrs and is to scared to tell anyone about.her mouth constantly smells and she sent me to you.pls is there any solution to this?

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey katebaby! Thanks for the comment. Your friend needs to talk to a trusted adult and see a dentist immediately. She needs to remove that tooth as soon as possible. We hope this helps

Won't constant Chewing of gum and sugar free mints affect my teeth in a bad way?

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey Jeff! We are not saying that you should chew gum and take mints all the time. You should take care of your teeth and brush at least twice a day. We gave you different options to try out but mints are gums are temporary and you should not depend on them to get fresh breaths. Please see a dentist if symptoms persist. We hope this helps

Yeah. I'll just stick to brushing twice daily then. No more mints for me.

Wat do one have to do make teeth white

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey Pamela! Thanks for the comment. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, change your brush every 3 months and also visit the dentist regularly. We hope this helps.

Pamela if you want to have a white teeth then start using activated charcoal this charcoal is not anyhow charcoal.You can find this charcoal is a pharmacy or go to the hospital and ask for it.

U can try baking soda.....but use it twice in a week

Vicky please where can I get the baking soda

Make sure you wash your tongue properly while brushing. Try to brush your teeth twice daily, use Oral-B.

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Thanks for this page, it is really helping me a lot....

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Tank u it will me

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

Which type of chew gum can give fresh breathen?or which type of toothpaste can i use to give fresh breath? 4 me i use oral b, some says its not gud enof.... What wil i do ooo......

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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Hey Ella! Thanks for the comment. While chewing gum may temporarily give you fresh breath, it can also damage your teeth. We advise that you see a dentist for more guidance oral products and hygiene. We hope this helps

oral b is better it a herbal paste and for the gum use fresh mint mentol chew gum

I recommend Colgate toothpaste and 3D crest toothpaste.. brush morning and night.. drink enough water.. I recommend mentos and tic tac

Oral b is nice

Well For Me I Think..Oral B Is A Great Teethpaste?

what of bad teeth, decaying one. What other thing can you use

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

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Hey Tsam! Thanks for the comment. We advise that you see a dentist and talk to a trusted adult. We hope this helps

for me I think sensodyne is okay

How to deal with yellow teeth??

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

how can I make my teeth become white and fresh

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

I got insulted of body odour in junior school in public by my own best friend and my diary got lost from my bag later realised it was stolen by my classmates which went round the school all my crush laughed and said they can never like a smelling mouth like me my best friend denied me everybody rejected me I had to sit at the bag sit I need help because I can't get my self

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

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I have not been in such situation but I think, try showering twice and make sure you daily wash your uniform immediately you're back from school. Buy perfumes of affordable price, use cream with good scents, touch the secret parts very well while bathing. Don't use one pant twice and avoid things that'll make you to be sweating in school and while on the way to. And your room should always be neat, well ventilated. Pray for using how to tackle it. I pray that such cease from you in Jesus' name Amen

Thanks dear

Seriously I can't believe you friend would do this to you. She is not a real friend and please cut all ties from her. Try to bath at least twice a day and add lemon in your bath water. You can also rub lemon on your armpits and your face some minutes before bathing. It'll really help u and wash ur uniform regularly. Don't use cream with too much chemicals and keep your hair neat. If u succeed in keeping itself very neat, they will be d ones to make friends with u

Thanks diamond ☺☺

Where exactly does mouth odour starts from please,? because some people use to say it starts from the stomach

March 20, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

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Mouth odour does'nt start from the stomach....