If you're looking for an effective bad breath treatment, you've come to the right place. I know, I know... you'd rather have a "cure" than a "treatment", but let's think about this for a minute. How do you define the word, cure?
If a cure is what you'd rather have, you're probably wanting a medicine you can take, or something you can do just one time and never suffer from breath problems again. If that's what you want, then I have some bad news for you. There is no cure for bad breath.
Keep in mind that the primary cause in most cases of mouth odor is anaerobic bacteria that live within the surface of the tongue and deep in the throat. These bacteria break down proteins and are a necessary part of the digestive process. A bad breath cure would have to eliminate these bacteria, and that's just not something you want to do. However, you can control them to the point where your mouth is odor-free by using an effective bad breath treatment.
That's the bad news. The good news is that there is an effective bad breath treatment available for use at home. Based on my experience, it's so effective, you'll get the exact same result as if you had, in fact, been completely cured.
Before you begin to think about a bad breath treatment, however, it's imperative that you develop and follow a good oral hygiene routine.
First, you need to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Don't just brush them when you get up in the morning and before going to bed. Brush your teeth after every meal if it's at all possible. Keep a toothbrush and toothpaste at work and brush after lunch. Your toothpaste should be one that does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. SLS provides no real oral health benefits. Its sole function is to provide sufficient foaming action to make you think that something wonerful is happening in your mouth.
Want to know the truth?
Toothpastes which contain SLS are major contributors to dry mouth. When your mouth is dry, there is less oxygen-rich saliva to help keep anaerobic bacteria under control. Products with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate will give you exactly the exact opposite results of what you would expect from an effective bad breath treatment. Instead, why not choose an oxygenating toothpaste with Fluoride, but no SLS?
Another important part of a good oral hygiene routine is to floss daily. A good daily flossing:
Removes trapped food particles which can begin to rot, contributing to the odor problem.
Promotes healthy gums and teeth. Diseased gums and decayed teeth contribute to breath odors.
Helps prevent major illnesses. Diseased gums provide easy entry points into the bloodstream for bacteria and germs.
You should also make scraping your tongue part of your routine. Use a tongue scraper to remove any surface coating. This mucous is an excellent food source for the bacteria that cause bad breath. Be careful you don't press down too hard. Apply steady pressure, using long strokes from the base of the tongue to the tip. Work your way from one side of the tongue to the other.
Now use the tongue scraper to apply a thin coat of oxygenating toothpaste. Leave the toothpaste on for up to 90 seconds. Doing so will deliver Oxygen to the deeper levels of the tongue where anaerobic bacteria thrive.
Next, you may be tempted to use mouthwash or an oral rinse. There are a couple of potential problems with this. If you use a mouthwash which contains alcohol, you will be contributing to dry mouth. Although the mouthwash may freshen your breath briefly, in the long run, it will worsen existing bad breath. Even if you use an alcohol-free mouthwash, the benefit is minimal. You don't get much value for your dollar. What you really need is an oral rinse that delivers oxygen to all the problem areas where anaerobic bacteria reside.
Make sure you drink plenty of water during the day. This will help wash food particles and excess mucous from your mouth. It will also help prevent dry mouth.
If you follow these steps daily, you'll be well on your way to controlling your bad breath. But seriously, are you only interested in controlling your bad breath, or do you want to eliminate it? If you truly want to eliminate mouth odors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, then I recommend that you use TheraBreath SLS-free toothpaste and oxygen-rich oral rinse. Your family and friends will think you've found a bad breath cure instead of the most effective bad breath treatment ever created!