Using Baking Soda For Bad Breath

It's very difficult to find a home without carpet. And many of today's commercial products warn us to test their product it may change the color of carpet. This type of products can damage your carpet quite harsh. There are a number of carpet cleaning solutions that will keep your carpet looking clean and smelling good without changing its original color. There are different solutions that are safe for your family at home. Let's take a look at the carpet cleaning solutions to choose from below.
Ammonia
Ammonia is the all purpose cleaner. Adding vinegar to the ammonia plus water will produce a great general carpet cleaning solution. Using it once a quarter will help the carpet retain its brand new look. For instance, be sure to open all of the windows when you are cleaning. Also, be sure that your pets aren't exposed to the solution.
Baking soda
If you want to save money, save the environment and get rid of odors and stains, use baking soda when carpet cleaning. Sprinkle the soda on the carpet. If the stain is very bad, use hot water and scrub with a stiff bristle brush. Leave the baking soda on to soak and then vacuum it.
Club Soda
Club soda is a great carpet cleaning solution and stain remover. Club soda and salt is the formula. Sprinkle the stain with table salt and mist over it with club soda; leave it for about an hour. Come back in an hour and vacuum, then rinse your stain will be clean by this solution.
Water
sometimes water is all you need. This of course depends on the stain. For instance you will never get grease or oil out of a carpet with water. If the offending stain is organic in nature, like say grass, water will get right to the satin and remove it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use baking soda on teeth everyday?
    I began using baking soda today for my bad breath.. It worked wonders! Didn't use gum yet today! Is it safe to use everyday? Is it abrasive against the teeth, like whitener?

    How should I use it? before or after using normal toothpaste?

    Can I just dip my toothbrush into the packet of baking soda and brush away?

    • ANSWER:
      Back in your grannie's day that is what they used. It is a great antimicrobial. It is cheap. Nope, it won't hurt your enamel. You have stumbled upon the best kept dental secret. You really don't even need toothpaste (take that corporate leaches!)

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use baking soda/baking powder instead of toothpaste for hygienic reasons?
    I know you can use baking soda or baking powder, or both (don't really know or care about the difference) to whiten the teeth. If I substitute it for toothpaste, will it ruin my teeth? I use toothpaste for obvious reasons. But my dermatologist wants me to use baking powder to brush my teeth because I have dark spots next to my lips and he believes it's due to toothpaste use. So for the sake of my mom and doctor, I'm going to try using baking powder and see if the darkened spots go away. I'm concerned about the hygiene of my teeth. Will it protect me against plague, cavities, bad breath, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      Your dermatologist would not ask you to use baking powder to brush your teeth. They would ask you to use baking soda. The two are not the same thing. Baking powder has baking soda in it, but it also has other ingredients that you don't need for the purpose of cleaning your teeth.

      Baking soda is a mild abrasive, and it is that abrasiveness that scrubs away at any deposits on teeth. It doesn't make your teeth whiter but rather helps to removes stains from your teeth. So if your teeth aren't white underneath those stains, then they won't look white once the stains are removed. It isn't a good idea to brush your teeth exclusively with baking soda since the abrasiveness of it, although mild, can slowly damage the enamel of your teeth. It is best to find some natural type of toothpaste which might also have baking soda in it to brush with instead. I am surprised the dermatologist didn't suggest such a thing.

  3. QUESTION:
    is brushing with baking soda bad for your teeth?
    I read that using baking soda to brush your teeth can reduce bad breath, so I have been using it for several months. I'm wondering if my teeth are being damaged.

    • ANSWER:
      Brush your TOUNGE.
      90% of bad breath comes from the tounge.

      I brush with regular toothpaste and have no problems as long as I get the tongue

  4. QUESTION:
    Does baking soda work for whitening teeth and treating bad breath?
    Does it really whiten you teeth, is it safe to use.? But I'm more curious on the bad breath idea. Does it really treat it? Has anyone tried it and if so how do you use it. Like what are the instructions for whitening teeth and freshen breath with baking soda?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, baking soda is safe to use for whitening teeth just make sure you don't swallow it. Also, mix the baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and then brush with it so you can get a whiter smile. Be sure to also use your regular toothpaste to clean your teeth - the baking soda is just for whitening purposes. Best of luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    Can I brush my teeth with baking soda AND hydrogen peroxide?
    I looked up a tutorial online and it says I can use hydrogen peroxide with baking soda. I mixed them up already and it already looks like a paste, thick liquid. But I heard that I can just use baking soda. Is hydrogen peroxide dangerous if i don't swallow it? If it is, how do I brush my teeth with just baking soda?

    • ANSWER:
      hydrogen peroxide isn't dangerous use it almost like a mouthwash. don't swallow and wash your mouth out really good with water after. I personally like just using plain baking soda. I just dip my wet toothbrush in a bit of dry baking soda, it sticks on then stick in your mouth and brush like you do with toothpaste. It taste AWFUL, but you get used to it, if its really bad you can add a tiny bit of your toothpaste to it to help with the taste. I like it alot and the more you use it the whiter the teeth. plus fresh breath! hope this helps!

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I use baking soda on my hair to make brown dye fade?
    Naturally, I'm blonde, but I dyed my hair dark brown with an at home permanent dye and heard baking soda can make it fade quicker.
    Will it damage my hair and how do I use it?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't.
      You can do one of two things, to remove most of that dye.

      1. By using Tide detergent with shampoo
      http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Dye-from-H…

      or

      2. By shampooing you hair mix with a bit of Dawn.
      http://www.ehow.com/how_2139523_use-dawn…

      Here's an example what hair stripping will do to your hair.
      It is worst than hair dyes. "I accidentally dyed my hair this awful black, stripped it, and now it is this crunchy crispy mess!"

      Hair strippers are chemical treatments which are intended to strip out artificial color pigment with less risk or damage to the hair. The chemicals used are called reducing agents.
      Certain 'metal' strippers containing sodium sulphoites are sold for reducing hair dyed with metallic dyes, as these dyes react violently with tint stripper containing hydrogen peroxide-the subsequent reaction may cause so much heat that the hair gets dissolved.
      Google hair dyes & cancer also. There are those who tan & smoke all their lives & do not get cancer, but there are those 2nd hand & 3rd hand smoke who do and are currently on oxygen because they can't breath or have cancer. Same with hair dyes.

      Here's a new article I found re: henna, which is supposed to be better for you than reg. box dye. It's a good read!
      http://www.hennaforhair.com/ppd/pjackson.html

      Source(s):
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some tips to eliminate bad breath?
    I brush, floss, mouthwash, and use a tongue scraper. I still cant seem to get rid of bad breath. I am currently using tips like mint gum and peppermint chapstick. All of these combined seem to be working, but...

    Does anyone have any other tips?
    I go to a dentist regularly thanks. And like I said, the things I mentioned, when all done, are effective. I was just looking for extra tips.

    • ANSWER:
      The best toothpaste for bad breath would be something with perioxide and baking soda! Try arm and hammers perioxi-care.Make sure your using a antibacterial mouthwash.Crest pro health is great.if your Chewing gum make sure its sugarless.If you chew sugared gum the sugar will linger in your mouth.Cinnamon is actually better than mint because it has antibacterial properties.Last but not least if you cant control your breath go see your dr or dentist there may be an underlying cause!Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    what's the best way to get the smell of feces out of your mouth?
    I had a long night last night, and woke up in my friends room, and we all have really bad breath that kinda smells like poo. I've tried brushing my teeth twice, baking soda, and gum. Nothing will work. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Did your friend have you eat it without you knowing it? Maybe you did eat the poo. What color are your teeth? Brown???? No seriously, your problem is probably in your gums and gingivititis. Go to dentist and have deep gum cleaning to get out the smell and plaque. In the meantime, use a waterpik machine with Listerine and warm water mixed together at least daily. You can also chew mint or wintergreen gum or leaves to hide the odor.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some methods to deal with bad breath?
    I am having trouble controlling my bad breath. I brush my teeth regularly, and use mouthwash. I still have recurring bad breath that comes back during the day, usually by early afternoon. I was wondering if anyone had a method to try for a more long lasting effect. Thanks.
    My fiancee thanks you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you have problems with dry mouth? Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated. Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease. Also, you should go to the doctor if it is a concern for you, since Underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath.

      You might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      You can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis.

  10. QUESTION:
    Will a dentist write me a prescription for bad breath?
    I have had bad breath for awhile. I brush, floss, and use mouthwash. As a matter of fact, the hygenist always says how clean my teeth are. I brush my tongue but I still have a smelly coating what can I get? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Bad Breath affects millions of people all over the world. Sometimes even brushing regularly, flossing and tongue scraping does not do the trick. You have to be careful in using strong mouthwash because they make your breath smell worst. Mouthwash mask the smell, it does not totally eliminate it. Look for a mouthwash with NO alcohol. Stay away from food that can stimulate bad breath like garlic, cheese and spicy foods.

      You can also consider taking internal breath fresheners. Since you mentioned that you brush and floss regularly, I reckon there's something going on inside. These products are usually made of natural ingredients with anti-bacterial properties and they are usually taken before or after a meal.

      Medicated toothpaste, mouthwash and oxygenated gums can also help you in dealing with bad breath.

      You can also drink raw juices from green vegetables to help stabilize bacteria in both your stomach and your mouth. If you want it plain and simple on how you can cure bad breath naturally, you can just gargle with baking soda dissolved in warm water.

      Try to experiment. What works for somebody may not work for the rest of us ya know.

  11. QUESTION:
    What ways can you fight bad breath without mints and gum?
    I have bad breath?
    But I brush my teeth thoroughly and regularly, I eat healthy food, But when I'm at school and I don't have any gum or mints my breath gets stinky, and I don't want to talk.
    Help?
    I also do that.
    But actually I don't floss regularly...It's kinda hard with braces and takes a lot of time.

    • ANSWER:
      Bad breath can usually be attributed to plaque buildup, poor hygiene, or deficiencies in the diet.

      To prevent plaque buildup: See your dentist 2x annually for cleaning and invest in a rotary/electric toothbrush. Brush and floss 2x daily.

      For hygiene, brush daily and don't forget to brush the tongue.

      For diet, make sure you're getting enough vegetables and fruit. If gums are sore, tender, or bleeding: Take vitamin C supplements, such as vitafusion gummies, daily.

      For whitening, add 1 cap of hydrogen peroxide to your rinse or brush with a peroxide wetted toothbrush and baking soda after using your regular toothpaste and before employing your mouth wash. Rinse well.

      Good luck to you.

  12. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of bad breath?
    ive had bad breath for a day and a half. ive tried brushing my teeth a half dozen times with toothpaste and with baking soda, ive used mouth was, brushed my tongue, used floss, and chewed gum. nothing seems to help and its enough to make me gag. i brush my teeth regularly so it's not that and i haven't had any stinky foods. what can it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Things that can make your breath smell are thing like food (garlic, onions), certain medications, teeth with cavities, smoking, chewing tobacco and dry mouth (need to drink lots of water)

  13. QUESTION:
    Whats the best and cheap way to kill bad breath?
    i was just wondering because i have bad breath and i just wanted to know whats the best way to get rid of it.

    • ANSWER:
      You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you have problems with dry mouth? Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated and try nasal spray/drops. Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease. Also, you should go to the doctor if it is a concern for you, since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath.

      You might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      You can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of really bad breath?
    My breath is really bad almost all the time.

    I brush my teeth regularly and I also brush my tounge and I floss. I can't seem to get rid of really bad breath though.

    And don't say chew gum or eat mints, cause that just temporarily masks the breath. I need something that will get rid of bad breath!
    Oh yea, I did forget to mention it, but I do use mouthwash!

    • ANSWER:
      Use pure hydrogen peroxide in the brown bottle that you can get at most stores. It's usually by the rubbing alcohol. It should say on there that it's for oral debriding and cuts (NOT the kind you bleach hair with). Use a capful or two as a mouth rinse either before or after brushing (or both). You should notice a difference right away. Also, using pure Arm & Hammer baking soda (NOT baking powder) on your toothbrush works too. Just dip your brush in some and cover the bristles and brush. It tastes awful, but will sweeten your breath. Some days I use both perioxide and baking soda. Also using a baking soda and peroxide toothpaste helps too. I'm not a dentist, I just know by experience.

  15. QUESTION:
    I would like toknow ow to cure Bad breath?
    My little brother has bad breath and i'd like to know the best way for him to cure it? are there any home remedies that he can try that will help him? Also is it true tht eating yogurt for 6 weeks will cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      Your brother should go to the doctor since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath. Have him go to a general practitioner, have them run some blood tests, and have the doctor recommend him to the appropriate specialist(s).

      One should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. One should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that one is eating, and avoid milk, garlic, onions, etc. Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated and try nasal spray/drops. Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease.

      One might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      One can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis. Also, since yogurt and probiotics have good bacteria, he should have that as well.

  16. QUESTION:
    What will permanently get rid of bad breath? How long will it take?
    I'm scared I have bad breath. Peoples reactions when I talk sometimes hint it. What can I do? Obviously brushing my teeth. How many times a day? Should I use mouthwash throughout the day? How long will it take to see results? Help please. Gimem toothbrushes to buy, mouthwashes, toothpastes. Any help plz.

    • ANSWER:
      You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you have problems with dry mouth? Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated. Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease. Also, you should go to the doctor if it is a concern for you, since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath.

      You might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      You can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I detect (and rid of) bad breath effectively...?
    I've had this problem for quite some time: having bad breath. It's not like an onion-foody-warm-type of bad breathe, it's a distinct salivery (or as my mom describes, "silvery") type of bad breathe that I often get after eating or waking up from sleeping. But apparently I, myself can never detect it, because when I hold my hand up to my mouth nothing smells wrong.

    How can I detect and get rid of (or prevent) this type of bad breathe problem? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If you know the cause of these unfavorable tastes, then you are one step closer to fixing the problem. The reason that taste disorders are related to bad breath is due to the sulfur produced by anaerobic bacteria, particularly on the back (dorsum) of the tongue. Although it was extremely difficult for us to find a direct relationship between sulfide molecules and this area of the tongue in American medical or dental textbooks, several Asian medical texts made reference to sour, bitter, and metallic tastes associated with the rear of the tongue. This is very logical because the bacteria that produce the sulfur compounds breed on the back of the tongue, which is the area that is susceptible to sour, bitter, and metallic tastes.

      Neurologically, the sense of smell and the sense of taste have two distinct physical centers in the brain, where specific electrical impulses are received. However, they happen to be next door neighbors. Physical evidence shows that the receptors for the impulses are separate senses that often intermingle with each other. This causes some to detect a sense of odor, even though there is none, based on a stimulation in the taste center and vice versa.

      Pharmaceutical companies realized early on that it could be very easy to fool the public by creating strong flavors in oral rinses, which would then be sensed by the brain as if the user's breath was fresh.

      One must understand that just as seeing and hearing are two different senses, and so are smelling and taste. You can have a great mint taste in your mouth (after using Altoids, for example), but the odor being sensed by the person next to you at work can be a disagreeable sulfur odor. This is true because the sugar in those products stimulate the bacteria to produce more sulfur compounds.

      Some oral rinses are flavored to taste like medicine with the distinct purpose of creating the sense to the user that product with that flavor is actually doing something.

      pH and Tastes:
      Bitter, metallic, and sour tastes are all acidic in nature. Our medicated products are the only ones of their type to be pH balanced in such a manner as to neutralize more oral acids. This is significant when attempting to raise the pH (make the environment less acidic) and eliminate these tastes in order to freshen the oral cavity. Instructions for products like TheraBreath's also include procedures in order to change the pH and methods to better attack the bacteria which are normally very difficult to reach.

      Smell and Taste

      For those individuals who may have a slightly more acidic oral environment/saliva, here's a helpful hint:

      Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on the bristles of your dry toothbrush. Then, place toothgel over the baking soda to cover the bristles - then brush. The baking soda neutralizes more of the oral acids and creates a cleaner taste sensation.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I tell my boyfriend he has bad breath?
    sometimes I have felt my boyfriend has bad breath. Not all the time though. But we just started so I dont know how to tell him without hurting his feelings.

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid the gum and mints. Most of them have aspartame which is an excitotoxin that can kill brain cells. It acts over a long period of time and my result in a neurological disease and the real possibility of Alzheimer's disease. Mouth wash has been associated with cancers. Tooth paste typically has aspartame as well.

      Before you start kissing, I suggest that you set an example by brushing and flossing your teeth using baking soda and joking with him about how much nicer your breath is compared to his.

  19. QUESTION:
    How to make teeth white ASAP?
    I don't want to go to the dentist. Any home remedies? Ive tried this thing i think called the iWhite..? (not for sure). Itbleachess your teeth and you would have to use it for 20 minutes i think every day. but idk if bleaching is good or ok for your teeth and thatdidn'tt work. Ive tried the original hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.didn'tt work... so. any experiencess?

    ALSO are there great ways to get rid of bad breath.

    • ANSWER:
      Well i suggest going to some place where they offer that kind of service.
      And also when you brush your teeth make sure to get in the way back of your tounge(since bad breath come from the tounge)

  20. QUESTION:
    What would you like to ask?i have a problem with my gums they always bleeding especially when i brush my teeth?
    especially when i brush my teeth its just worse.now i suspected a removed crown i once had which left a piece of my tooth which is seemingly rotting by the day could be the cause...if i have gingivitis can it be cured.....and i at times think its giving me bad breath.is baking soda bad for my teeth?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like gingivitis. Brush your teeth more. And your gums. Three times a day. Use mouthwash.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is safe to brush my dogs teeth with?
    What is safe to brush my dogs teeth with? Her breath really stinks and I can barley stand it. Anybody know what I could use. I didn't know if baking soda or w.e would be safe so I didn't use it. Any ideas?
    Thanks for the nice answers. The vet said she has very clean and nice teeth, and I just wanted to keep them clean. I was wondering what I could use from around the house that would be safe right now. I will probably buy the dog toothpaste next time I go to the store. Amanda K you do not need to act like a know it all, you sound very immature and ignorant. If you don't want to answer question then get off YAHOO ANSWERS! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You can get doggy toothpastes that taste like meat and can be safely swallowed or you can even use with a wash cloth on your finger if you are just starting out.

      If the smell is very bad though it could be something more than a brushing can fix. She could have an infected tooth or something else going on in there.

      It could also come from a disorder, disease or even from the food you are feeding.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to clean a dogs teeth really good?
    Since we got my dog he has really bad breath and brownish teeth. So we boguht dog toothbrush with chicken flavored toothpaste. I lifted up to side of his mouth and brush what I could, But he didn't like it. He kept trying to push it away. Is their another way besides taking him to the dentist?

    • ANSWER:
      I agree the best (only) way to get off tartar is via a professional vet cleaning. With proper care however, you might be able to stave it off for a while doing the following.

      1. Start by getting you pup used to the toothbrush by putting yummy stuff on it like peanut butter and cheese every couple of days. Then you can move up to the cleaning toothpastes or even baking soda. Some of them of pretty gross so try a variety of flavors.

      2. Dental chews like greenies are helpful

      3. Rawhides also help keep the teeth clean.

      4. Cut down on starchy/sugary foods in diet. Also start mixing some veggies into food. You'd be surprised how many dogs really like raw and/or cooked veggies.

      Side notes: Brownish teeth are worth getting checked out with your vet. Also, look for the buildup of plaque along the gumline,red or inflamed gums, and especially loose teeth.

      Also, don't assume that his teeth are the root cause. Often, pups with sensitive tummies or acid reflux have bad breath and not great teeth.

      If your's in an older dog I wouldn't worry too much about this. If younger it's worth a visit to a vet or clinic for a once over. Plaque (just like in humans) can cause other health issues.

      I run a site called www.largedogrescue.com so deal with doggie questions a lot.

  23. QUESTION:
    any home remedies or suggestions on how to hide bad breath?
    i do not have a dentist appointment until april. but my breath really stinks. i brush,floss and use mouthwash 2 a day. and use mouthwash after lunch at work. but my breath still stinks, does anyone know any ways i can hide my bad breath? i been eating gum, but that only helps so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Bad Breath Tips:

      You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you have problems with dry mouth? Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated and try nasal spray/drops. Also, asthmatic problems cause bad breath. Are you having breathing problems? Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease. Also, you should go to the doctor if it is a concern for you, since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath.

      You might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      You can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis.

  24. QUESTION:
    Recommended treats or chews for small dogs that eliminates bad breath?
    Hello... I try treat after treat and my dog isn't too into chewing on her nylon bone. I want to know if someone else had the same problem and found a solution? She is 2, has bad breath now.... But not much tartar build up. I just want to know how to freshen her breath, none of the things I've tried have worked.

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of bad dog breath is pretty easy to do. Chances are, brushing your dog’s teeth on a frequent basis will solve the problem. So, implement that into your routine, and your dog will have fresher breath. But, of course, you need to get rid of the stink right now. Below are a few remedies for bad breath in dogs that are simple and effective.

      Water & Baking Soda:Mixing warm water, with a little baking soda can help get rid of bad breath. You’ll want to make it into a paste, so don’t use too much water. Simply take a gauze pad or soft rag, and rub the baking soda mix directly onto your dog’s teeth. This will help remove plaque and tartar, as well as instantly improve their breath.

      Minty Treats:Most pet stores will sell minty, dental treats that will help with your dog’s bad breath problem. There are many different kinds of dental dog treats, so read the labels carefully. This is probably the most low-maintenance way to get rid of bad breath in dogs. But, understand that these dog treats will only mask the problem, not solve it.

      Dental Dog Toys:There are plenty of different dog toys that help with oral hygiene. Search online or at your local pet store for these toys. They are designed to help scrub away plaque as they chew on them.

      Baby Carrots:Another way to get rid of your dog’s bad breath is to give them baby carrots. They are a healthy treat, which will assist in the removal of plaque.

      Hope this helps:)

  25. QUESTION:
    How long can roaches live with out, food, water, and air ?
    How dose boric acid kill roaches, is there powder that works the same that is non toxic to pets, and people ?
    I do use the boric acid where I can..
    Would baking soda work ?
    Is there something thick like petrolium jelly that too is non toxic if an animal,(cats/kittens) get's it in their mouth, but roaches won't cross ?
    Why do these things avoid petrolium jelly ?
    I read someplace that these pests have,"gills", not exactly like a fish because roaches breath air, but work like this.
    Can these things be suffacated by something like, talcum powder?
    Not talcum of course
    I know these things are resiliant, but everything has it's limet.
    I want more natural, non-toxic to pets/people too,ideas here..
    No guessing here, someone who Knows.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is my answer based on my experience of living in an apartment where no amount of chemicals, poison, boric acid, or whatever would get rid of them. Here is how I did it.

      The key is using caulk to seal up all the places that roaches like to nest. These places are always near water, like the kitchen or bathroom. The most likely places are the cracks between the floor and the baseboard moulding on the wall, and at the top of that same moulding. Seal it up everywhere. If your roach problem is bad enough you may have to go around the entire room.

      Next is the long crack where your kitchen counters meet the wall, especially near the sink. Roaches like to nest where it is dark and where there is very little headroom above them, so the space between the kitchen counters and the wall is paradise.

      There is a way to use boric acid without danger to your loved ones. If you find cracks to seal at the baseboards, before you seal them, you can brush some boric acid through the crack before sealing it. Likewise, you can put some behind the counter before sealing it up. Boric acid does work great. It is not a poison, so roaches cannot become resistant to it. Instead, when the powder gets on them they ingest it when they clean themselves, then it swells up in their stomachs and kills them when they drink.

      The key is sealing everything up. After that you can place small amounts of the various poisons and traps to kill the roaches that are still there, i.e. the ones that now have no place to nest but are still hanging around.

      If you believe that you have sealed everything up and still see roaches, then you have missed something. If you see a roach, instead of killing it, just follow it to see where it goes. Then seal up that spot. If you can't seal that spot then place a small amount of poison there. (There is a small tube of roach food poison sold that is good for that.)

      Finally, if you have sealed everything up and still have roaches, do you have carpeting near the problem? The roaches can nest under the carpeting, although in my experience it was under the baseboard and under the carpeting right next to it.

      Good luck.

  26. QUESTION:
    Painful canker sore How to use baking soda on it?
    I have a canker sore on my bottom lip it hurts sooooo bad. I dont even want to eat it hurts too much. I tried alot of stuff and i was told that baking soda is the best..How do I use it do i just put straight baking soda on it? mix it with water. do i leave it on or put it on for a minute and rise? idk i just want it to go away pls help :(

    • ANSWER:
      Just take a pinch and put it directly on the sore. I've also had success putting salt on it. It stings a bit, but not nearly as much as accidentally biting it! The baking soda / salt will dissolve quickly so reapply it a few times. When you brush your teeth mix a bit of salt & baking soda and dab the toothbrush in it, it helps to toughen the gums, prevent cankers, freshen the breath, etc.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some cures to permanately removing bad breath (not covering up)?
    I have really bad breath and theres even some white goo on my tongue all the time. Most of it is at the back of my tongue, it won't go away, even with a tongue scraper! How do I remove it permanately and remove my bad breath permanately? It is not a bad tooth. It is no disease either. I was told that I needed to get some oxygen in my mouth to flush out the bacteria.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you have problems with dry mouth? Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated and try nasal spray/drops. Also, asthmatic problems cause bad breath. Are you having breathing problems? Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease. Also, you should go to the doctor if it is a concern for you, since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath. If you cannot afford the doctor/dentist, there may be a local charity that will provide free service to you.

      You might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      You can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis.

      If you correctly clean your tongue, you can get rid of white tongue. Those who have a geographic tongue have a tongue with a lot of grooves/fissures that provide an easier breeding ground for the bacteria that can cause white tongue as well as bad breath.

      Here are the steps to successfully clean a geographic tongue and prevent white tongue:

      1) Starting at the very base of your tongue, place the tongue cleaner flush against your tongue's surface and make slow sweeping strokes from back-to-front. Start at either side (left or right) and work your way to the other. Depending on the tongue cleaner you are using, you might need to make 3-4 different 'swaths' across your tongue.

      2) Once the surface debris from your tongue has been removed, apply a small bead of oxygenating toothpaste (ie TheraBreath) to the head of your tongue cleaner.

      3) Gently coat the surface of your tongue (as far back as possible without gagging) with the toothpaste. This allows it to penetrate below the surface of your tongue to neutralize those sulfur-producing anaerobic bacteria! There are more bacteria in the rear of your tongue than in the front.

      4) Once your tongue is coated, allow the toothpaste to stay on the surface of your tongue as long as you can, up to 90 seconds is ideal. If you begin to cough, or your gag reflex kicks in, it's alright to spit it out whenever you need to.

      5) Ideally, it's best to leave the toothpaste on the surface of your tongue, while you brush your teeth normally.

      If you follow these steps, TheraBreath should work! Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for permanately removing bad breath (not covering up)?
    I have really bad breath and theres even some white goo on my tongue all the time. How do I remove it permanately and remove my bad breath permanately?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a couple of things you can try:

      Lemon Juice, Ginger Juice, and Water Gargle

      Add one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of ginger juice to a glass of warm water. Swish and gargle with mixture at least once a day, preferably morning and evening.

      Parsley

      An oldie, but a real goodie. There are two different ways you can use this spice. You can simply chew on a sprig after a meal or in between brushings or you can coarsely chop it up and steep in two cups of water with 2 or 3 cloves thrown in for good measure. Gargle with mixture at least once or twice a day.

      I also agree with the baking soda...it really works. Simply add a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water, and thoroughly swish and gargle every time you brush your teeth. You may also apply baking soda directly to your toothbrush when brushing your teeth and tongue.

  29. QUESTION:
    How does a Muslim person who is fasting combat bad breath during the month of Ramadan?
    I brush my teeth, use mouthwash and floss every morning before sunrise (when fasting starts) but half way through the day my breath starts to smell really bad. How can I combat that?

    • ANSWER:
      You can brush your teeth just before beginning of fasting, and the smell of that is most loved by Allah SWT more than any other smell. Do some research inshAllah.

      You are not allowed to taste things, so you can use baking soda, if you so desire but again Allah Alim and most merciful.
      Keeping your gapper shut helps too, don't eat so much spices and garlic and or onions.

      I always wonder why they eat so much garlic in this time when its the root cause of much bad breath. Brushing your teeth through the nighttime also helps 2 or 3 times before fasting.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do people fix bad breath when they have clean teeth/mouth?
    For ex. I brush twice a day and floss with good products and sometimes my breath still smells.
    People say too much protein could do this, so how can it be fixed if its the stomach or am I screwed?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have the same problem. Try changing toothpaste to the one that has baking soda in it like crest whitening with baking soda. Also are you sure you are flossing right? I also make a mix of 1 cup of water with a half a cup of 91% alcohol. to gargle and rinse with, then I rinse with regular water. Might sound weird but if you try that it should work. It works so well I can go a whole day with fresh breath, even after I eat.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is this the perfect cure for bad breath?
    Put some baking soda powder on your toothbrush and brush with it. You will find that your breath stays fresh all day. And it's cheap!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the source of bad breath. Baking soda's been used for more than half a century to clean. It's great for the gums. So if your breath issue comes from the gums, it's a great treatment

  32. QUESTION:
    does baking soda rid of bad breath?
    i heard that baking soda helps get rid of bad breath?
    same with water?

    • ANSWER:
      NO! This is not true. When you brush your teeth with baking soda (alone) it gives you terrible breath. Trust me, I just tried the entire baking soda and water brushing trick for the first time a few minutes ago and I had to use mouthwash after that.

      Mints and gum will not give you bad breath. It will cover it up but what will ultimately solve bad breath is by getting rid of the bacteria in your mouth. That's the white stuff on the top of your tongue. Use a tongue cleaner (Maybe the Oral B tongue cleaner) and some mouthwash and use it after brushing your teeth. You can always use your toothbrush to brush your tongue as well. :)

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a home remedy for an abscess located in your mouth??
    I have allot of pain and a temperature from what I believe is an abscess, I was just needing some home remedies. It's located in my mouth on my gum...pain medicine isn't working, and my dentist can't see me anytime soon. I have tried baking soda, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and aspirin. So thanks for all the helpful tips..

    • ANSWER:
      i suggest the use of OraMD, it is a natural oral medication i have been using when i was beset with bad breath, gum disease and oral health problems. it worked great in keeping bad bacteria and signs of gum disease away. it is also be that you pay close attention to oral and dental health. gum disease can be dangerous for it can cause a host of medical issues later on if left untreated. better maintain proper oral hygiene by proper brushing and flossing every after meal. regular visits to the dentist is very important to be taken for granted.

  34. QUESTION:
    What beauty regimen hints and tips do you have?
    Taking your toothbrush and washing it with hand soap and then rinsing off the soap makes your tooth brush not so icky and prevents bad breath in a way by washing off bacteria from after brushing, you can also rise it with rubbing alcohol and then let the alcohol evaporate, and this kills bacteria also.

    • ANSWER:
      Avocado Oil
      Use it to repair dry, sensitive skin with Avocado Oil

      How-to use it: Combine equal parts avocado
      oil and evening-primrose oil
      (which supports collagen synthesis
      with its gamma linoleic acid) in a
      sealable bottle and shake to blend,
      advises Close. Massage 5 or 6 drops
      into clean skin, and then cover your
      face with a warm washcloth for a
      minute to help the oils sink in.

      Remove Hair Build-up
      1/4 cup vinegar
      1 cup water

      After conditioning the hair use this
      as a final rinse. Leaves your hair soft and shiny.

      Remove Conditioner Buildup
      Baking soda removes conditioner build-up from your hair.
      Rub in and rinse thoroughly, then shampoo with your regular shampoo.

  35. QUESTION:
    Why does my boyfriends breath always smell super duper gross?
    It's almost gaggingly gross. I dont wanna tell him because I dont want to hurt his feelings but holy crap its bad. He drinks a lot of those weight gainer, soy crap and whey or something drinks.

    • ANSWER:
      You can tell him anonymously if you have his email address: http://therabreath.com/tellafriend.asp

      General Bad Breath Tips:

      You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you have problems with dry mouth? Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated and try nasal spray/drops. Also, asthmatic problems cause bad breath. Are you having breathing problems? Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease. Also, you should go to the doctor if it is a concern for you, since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath.

      You might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      You can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis.

  36. QUESTION:
    I have mucus everyday could that be the cause of my bad breath? please Doctors help?
    So its been a while now,I wake up with mucus and all day long more mucus. I also have chronicle bad breath. Could that be the cause? It really sucks please help.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several possible causes for bad breath:

      1. Cavities. One small cavity in the tooth with some food in there is one main cause. Get it capped.

      2. Acidic body. Take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid twice a day. Get plenty of sleep so the body can restore the bicarbonate levels.

      3. Brushing your teeth with sea salt powder on every part of the gums and every nook and cranny especially the back gums and teeth both inside and outside the jaws. Extremely important NOT to leave any stones unturned. Do this three times a day. Morning, Lunch and before sleep. If that doesn't work, brush with sodium perborate, use flossing, and prepare a 3% H2O2 mouthwash.

      4. Lack of stomach acids. To drinking water add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt per liter of water. Or take betaine HCl to restore the stomach acids. If foods are well digested, stomach acids should be eliminated.

      5. Improper digestive system. Usually when constipation comes, it is obvious you will have bad breath. A simple remedy is to drink 1/4 teaspoon of Magnesium chloride everyday and eat more high fiber foods. Avoid all white flours, vegetable oils, margarine, canola oils, sugar. Eat millet or whole wheat. No pizzas, sandwiches, shakes, and ABSOLUTELY NO MILK. Milk will cause bad breath within minutes.

      6. Improper blood sugar. If the body is high in blood sugar, just avoid all vegetable oils, fried foods, soda, high carbohydrate diets and take 9 mg. of biotin per day plus 1 teaspoon of granulated lecithin. This will help body get rid of excess fats and reduce the blood sugar. Vitamin D3 or D4 also works.

      7. No late night meals! The digestive system doesn't work well in late evening!"

      Consider also your in need of good bacteria for the intestinal tract in your body, so Acidophilus 8 billion pro biotic.

      Try this.. give it a week or so.. BUT U MUST keep up with it

  37. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on what to use to clean my dogs teeth?
    Someone told me about something they use on their pets teeth that wasn't a commercial product, it was something I would of never thought of,but I can't remember!

    • ANSWER:
      You can use baking soda and peroxide to brush your teeth and your dogs teeth. If your dog has tartar build up on his teeth and chronic bad breath email me and I will give you the name of a product that will take all of that away.

  38. QUESTION:
    My friend is badly suffering from Bad Breath from last 10 to 12 years! every time?
    My friend is badly suffering from Bad Breath from last 10 to 12 years! every time he visit dentist and he has no problem with oral health.Also he brush regularly and takes good care of his teeth and tongue..can anybody help what to do now?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's some info that you can share with them:

      Bad Breath Tips:

      You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you have problems with dry mouth? Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated and try nasal spray/drops. Also, asthmatic problems cause bad breath. Are you having breathing problems? Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease. Also, you should go to the doctor if it is a concern for you, since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath. If you cannot afford the doctor/dentist, there may be a local charity that will provide free service to you.

      You might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      You can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis.

      TheraBreath also sells a mouthwash that contains hydrogen peroxide to help banish bad breath.

  39. QUESTION:
    can human toothpaste like crest or colgate be used to clean dog teeth?
    let me know please. one of my dog has bad breath.

    • ANSWER:
      NO! Dogs cannot tolerate Fluoride! Go to your local pet supplies store (or vets office, you will find many varieties and flavors of doggie safe toothpaste! You can however use human toothbrushes! Good luck and happy brushing!

      ADD: Golden Gal is completely correct... if you are in a pinch you can use baking soda mixed with water (to create a paste consistency) and brush away!

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you whiten your teeth using baking soda?
    And does it really work?

    • ANSWER:
      Gargle with 1/2 tsp. baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Freshens and cleans your mouth. Sprinkle baking soda on your wet toothbrush and brush your teeth and dentures with it.Go natural instead with some bad-breath-killing-tooth-whitening baking soda on your brush (tastes like the ocean, salty but bearable), or add it to your SLS-free Tom’s for extra-whitening powers.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to stop my clothes from smelling bad?
    Hi, I wash my clothes every day and they smell good until my third period class of school they start smelling kind of bad please help me I use tide to wash my clothes with a touch of downy, and let's be honest it's not attractive at all. Is there any way to keep them smelling good all day? Helpp please!!

    • ANSWER:
      As you body sweats it gives off odor and reawakens any odor on the clothing that was not washed out. Polyester material does not breath as well and 100% cotton and can retain odors through the wash.

      So.

      Try wearing 100% cotton.

      When washing your clothing add 1/2 cup baking soda to the wash and after the washer agitates for a few minutes stop it and let the clothing soak a good 30 minutes or even overnight.

      If the odor persists switch anti persperiants, Mitchum works very well. Also use talc (baby powder with cornstarch) pn your body in the morning after your shower. Wash with a washcloth not a nylon net to really clean your pores and do a 3 second rinse with cool water for your body and hair it will help close the pores.

  42. QUESTION:
    How can I eliminate the smoke odors and other odors in my house, using environmental products with no toxins?
    With no toxins and healthy to breath in?

    Any good plants to keep in the house?

    Any good trees to plant outside?

    • ANSWER:
      Any plant in the house is good, the larger the better,produces more oxygen. Put some baking soda around in places where people can't see it. Clean carpeting and wash curtains or dry clean as needed. A small pot of simmering apples and spice potpourri, especially cinnamon covers odors. Cigarette smoke is one of the worst to get out. Tell them to smoke outside. Good Luck

  43. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of peroxide taste in my mouth?
    I went to dentist 2 days ago for a root canal.He used a type of peroxide due to the infection I had.I still have the taste in my mouth.Is there anything I can do?Any dentists out there who can help me?

    • ANSWER:
      use mouth wash and brush your teeth. thats all you can do. it will wear off soon.

      or you can try eating somthing with extreme flavor then bushteeth and use mouthwash. like....garlic somthing. or somthing with lots of soy sauce. maybe chocolate. lol. i dont know.

      ok here are the teeth rules to live by!

      1. dont use those gel toothepaste. they dont do anything for your teeth. only for breath and flavor. the ones that are healthy for your teeth and whiten are the white paste toothpaste's. so any tooth paste that is white and not gel.

      2. if you drink soda, tea, coffee, dark kool-aid, or dark colored juices of any kind use a straw. and swallow without it touching all of your teeth. this is majorly benificial.

      3. get a bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide. use it 2-3 times a day as normal mouth wash. only one cap full. you do not have to dulute half with water like people say to. the only time hydrogen peroxide is dangerous to use this way is if its 6% percent or higher. the regular kind in a brown bottle is 3%. It even says on the bottle to use as mouth wash. its perfectly fine. no damage. and as far as taste, it doesnt taste that bad just kind of wierd. but its not unbearable, or horrible. after a few times you dont even taste it anymore really. only at first. and for the first week your teeth will be a lil bit sensitive, but it goes away.

      4. get a box of arm & hammer baking soda. put about a half tsp. on a small plate with half tsp. of water. until its a good paste-y watery substance. [brush your teeth like normal before doing this.] then scoop your toothbrush into it. brush a couple of mins. and rinse out. and remember its ok if you accidentally swallow some. people use it to cook/bale with so its safe to eat. lol. i would do this about 3-4 times a week. [some people even eat a table spoon of baking soda to relieve heart burn. supposed to work. i have never tried it though.] i mean think of the old days when people only had baing soda, they had wonderful teeth. this is just kind of salty, and gritty. not bad.

      5. make sure to brush your teeth after every time you eat somthing. or drink somthing dark. I have a mini travel toothbrush with a plastic case that I keep in my purse and if im out where ever and i eat i brush my teeth after in the bathroom. and I have a mini toothpaste tube. its so cute. thier travel size. perfect for the purse.

      6. floss a min. of once a day. [i hate flossing. i dont know why. but i like the little floss things on a handle. its much easier than wrapping it around your fingers. lol. ]

      7. use arm & hammer toothpaste with baking soda and peroxide. its the best one out there.

      you follow these rules and you'll have wonderful healthy white teeth for life! but when just starting this rutine you wont see results immidiatly.

      so for white teeth FFAAASTTT I would suggest crest whitestrips premium. they really do work. even though they are a pain in the booty to get to stay on right and without swallowing.

      but i would definatly do this routine. ive done it for like 6 months now and my teeth have never been whiter and they feel so healthy. i love them so much. and if you keep this up they stay like this for life! so good luck.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you remove bad smells from carpets?
    OK, so this sounds real stupid but a fish (cod in fact) was left on the carpet when it was removed from the freezer and forgot to be back in again.

    Now the place absolutely stinks and nothing seems to remove the smell. I have had to leave the house as it is not possible to breath. Have tried scrubbing with gallons of water, fabreeze, bathroom cleaner spray ...... etc but nothing seems to help. Andy ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      A good enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle might help. It is formulated to remove pet stains, but the enzymes break down all types of organic matter (including fish)- eliminating the smell. It is safe to use on most surfaces, including carpet. It is certainly worth giving a try. Also pouring baking soda over the area and leaving for a few hours/days might help absorb some of the odor.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there a correlation between quitting smoking and bad breath?
    Ive been cigarette free for a week, and ive noticed that I have a really bad taste in my mouth, which results in unpleasant breath. Now believe me, Ive been using mouth wash and brushing and flossing. And I also keep drinking water thinking that will help, but the taste wont go away. This also occurred for my boyfriend when he quit? does this usually happen? does anyone know why?

    • ANSWER:
      Smoking is a major cause of bad breath, so it may be the remnants of quitting. Also, look to other possible causes. You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you have problems with dry mouth? Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated and try nasal spray/drops. Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease. Also, you should go to the doctor if it is a concern for you, since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath.

      You might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

      You can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis.

  46. QUESTION:
    What mouth wash works the best?
    I have bad breath. I also want white teeth. Any suggestions? Also I have a little dry mouth, but when I need to drink water most I can't. I have to suffer with my bad breath, so can somebody help me with that?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there.

      I just found an amazing product on the market at my
      local drugstore and Walmart.
      It's called "Breath Rx" - and it contains an ingredient
      called Zytex, - which doesn't just mask odours, it kills
      them, and the bacteria in your mouth.
      And doesn't smell like Scope, and Listerine!

      I use the spray, the Rinse, and the Toothpaste.

      To whiten your teeth, And I'm doing it right now - Use
      Crest Whitestrips Premium - Or a Generic brand - Make sure
      though that It says '7 Day Formula'. Don't ever buy those
      'wraps' - they are just hard plastic, and hard to keep in.

      They work, trust me! And In between, try brushing with Baking Soda a couple of times a week - It whitens, deep cleans, and gets rid of a lot of hidden bacteria, as well. :)

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I get my Teeth to be Whiter?
    So, I have braces, and one day I put a white candy next to my teeth, and my teeth looked sucky. They're not really yellow, just more like a light yellow. How can I fix this? Oh and I can't use strips or bleach the cause I ten. So, give my some home remedies. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      BAKING SODA!! :D
      This white, powdery compound is an effective cleanser, that can be used for removing teeth discoloration. Baking soda can reach the cracks and crevices formed on the enamel, and thus remove all debris and stains to give your teeth a bright and dazzling appearance. Another advantage of using baking soda for teeth whitening is that it can help to reduce the bacterial growth inside the mouth, and remove the plaque buildup. This in turn, can prove helpful for maintaining oral hygiene to remove bad breath, and prevent several dental and gum diseases.

      Recipe...
      Baking Soda and Salt
      This is one of the simplest baking soda teeth whitening recipe. To make this teeth whitening product, all you need is baking soda and salt. Just mix about 3 teaspoons of baking soda, with about 1 teaspoon of table salt. Then, use it as a tooth powder to remove stains from your teeth. Then, rinse the mouth properly with clean water.

      Goodluck(:

  48. QUESTION:
    How do you cure a stomach ache?
    I have a really bad stomach ache, and I need a cure fast. I've been tossing and turning all night. I also feel a little bloated, although I haven't eaten a huge meal.

    • ANSWER:
      Ginger really helps. Try to get it in its purest form. Forget regular old ginger ale. It has about as much ginger as the moon has cheese. I highly recommend Jamaican ginger beer, extra strength. You can get it at Whole Foods for sure. Call around to see if anybody has it. Ginger tea is helpful too. Another thing I do when I have a stomach ache is to lie down and lightly rest my right hand on my stomach and imagine that I'm calming it down. And breath deeply, in and out, through your nose. (Use your left hand though if it's the dominant hand.)

      A glass of lukewarm water with a teaspoon of baking soda helps too. Just follow the directions on the box and drink it all down at once.

      Get well soon!

  49. QUESTION:
    does using baking soda on your teeth have any negative effects?
    i heard baking soda is good for whittening teeth and getting rid of bad breath but does it have any negative side effects? thank u

    • ANSWER:
      its true that it is good for whitening your teeth but if u use it often say everyday or every otherday, it can take the enamel off of your teeth. once every 3 or 4 days i would think would be safe or even once a week.

      p.s. it only has negative affects if you use straight up baking soda... toothpaste with bking soda in it dosnt have an harmful affects

  50. QUESTION:
    How to brush a dogs teeth?
    My dog has bad breath and I would like to brush his teeth but there is no way I would be able to get him to sit still. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      You should be brushing your dog's teeth at least twice weekly, daily if you can manage it. It's not as difficult as you might imagine.

      How to brush teeth? Step one is to pick an appropriate pet toothbrush. Save yourself time by not buying a child's toothbrush which is usually too hard for dogs. The ideal dog toothbrush will have a long handle, an angled head to better fit the mouth and extra soft bristles. Another option is the finger toothbrush that fits over the tip of your finger.

      Step two is to select an appropriate toothpaste. The best pet toothpastes contain enzymes that help control plaque. Try to avoid toothpastes with baking soda, detergents, or salt sometimes found in human pastes. Fluoride may be incorporated to help control bacteria. Rather than placing the paste on top of the brush try to place it between the bristles. This allows the paste to spend the most time next to the teeth.

      Step three is to get the brush with paste into your dog's mouth and all the teeth brushed. Most pets accept brushing if they are approached in a gentle manner. If you can start when they are young, it's quite easy, but even older pets will accept the process. Start slowly, you can use a washcloth or piece of gauze to wipe the teeth, front and back in the same manner you will eventually be using the toothbrush. Do this twice daily for about two weeks and your dog or cat should be familiar with the approach. Then take the pet toothbrush, soak it in warm water and start brushing daily for several days. When your pet accepts this brushing, add the toothpaste.

      The toothbrush bristles should be placed at the gum margin where the teeth and gums meet at a 45 degree angle. The movement should be in an oval pattern. Be sure to gently force the bristle ends into the area around the base of the tooth as well as into the space between the teeth. Ten short back-and-forth motions should be completed, then the brush should be moved to a new location. Cover three to four teeth at a time. Most attention should concentrated on the outside of the upper teeth.

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