Questions About Bad Breath

Posted by D

Thanks a million for this great info. A few more questions if you don't mind. You said virgin olive oil and sunflower oil both or either one? Whats the peppermint oil for? Can bad breath be stop for ever or you' can only stop the fertilizer that fuels it? The remedies mention of baking soda, lemons and water, is for you to drink or just wash your mouth with it? Whats xylitol, is it a drink or a pill? Sorry for all the questions, thanks in advance for your help. Thank you.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts

Dear Diana:

I prefer virgin olive oil being a preferred one, followed by sunflower oil. Of course, if sunflower oil is used, or other oils, I may add the peppermint oil. The oil pulling kills the bacteria and removes the metals that fuels their growth. But this won't stop them from causing bad breath again as they will grow back within hours. The problem about some sesame seed oil is they use a steel drum to extract the oil, which might be high in metals. But if they are cold press, than sesame seed oil are generally fine to reducing some bacteria in the mouth.

While it is true that oil pulling will kill the bacteria, but it won't stop the bacteria from long term growth if you don't remove the fertilizer that fuels the bad breath. Most of those bad breath comes from the pH of the saliva.

People with bad breath have a salivary pH that is acid, which means its pH is below 7, but it gets especially bad if the pH is below 6. Cavities tend to grow in low pH, which is acid and tends to dissolve the teeth enamels. Sugar generally are the worse offender, but even worse are taffy, toffee, and acid sugared drinks (fruit juice and colas) that cause the mouth to be very acid, making it a fertile ground for bacterial growth leading to bad breath.

I have noticed that people with bad breath, had a similar odor to a rotting water in my backyard. The pH of the rotting water was about 5-6 pH, while the person with a very bad breath had similar pH too.

On the other hand a water doesn't smell bad, seemingly in nature, such as the Ocean's water as it's pH averages about a pH of 8 (with global warming it is now about 7.8 - which is bad news), that along with high salinity in most of the oceans keep the nature's ocean generally almost odor free. In case if you want to know what is causing that awful smell it is the trace hydrogen sulfide from the hydrogen sulfide producing bacteria found in the mouth. Even in parts per billion is even detectable as a very bad sewer gas, but at parts per million it can easily kill you. Sulfide producing bacteria tends to grow best whenever the saliva is acid. In fact, our planet earth has had several Mass Extinction event more so than the much publicized mass extinction by meteors. When global warming occurs the Ocean's water become acid, and hydrogen sulfide produces enough gases to cause about 4 of the prehistoric extinction events, while by meteors it is only once. Therefore to prevent excessive bacteria form forming, baking soda and potassium bicarbonate are a preferred cure for acid saliva. But this may not be the only story. Apparently lactic acidosis or metabolic acidosis which causes bad breath from certain foods that I found were in aspartame found in sugar substitute to break down into methanol, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. The remedy for metabolic acidosis, I have found were after taking thiamine B1 about 300-500 mg for almost a week, plus once a week unsweetened chocolate, 100% cocoa (high flavonoids) causes lowering of sugar reducing the metabolic acidosis, plus twice weekly (or three times a week) vitamin B50 or B100 (the B vitamins that are 50 mg each for most, or the B100 where more of them were 100 mg each, with possible exception of folic acid and B12).

Hence the bad breath remedy for me can be done several ways, the most effective is to raise the salivary pH, which helps a lot if I can measure my saliva, so I can at least know how much more baking soda for example, that I needed!

This is the remedy I used:

1. The common remedy is 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water, taken twice a day. Or 2 tablespoon of lime juice, or lemon juice freshly squeezed, with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. It takes a couple of days to raise the saliva pH. The best remedy to raise the salivary pH actually the potassium, however, the remedy requires potassium bicarbonate or potassium citrate, and works as follows:

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda 1/4 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate plus 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day.

or 2 tablespoon lemon juice plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of potassium citrate in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day.

2. If I take thiamine B1, it will likely be about 300-500 mg of thiamine taken at 5 day out of a week plus three times a week B50 vitamin B complex.

3. A hydrogen peroxide 1% is used as a mouthwash done 1-3 times AFTER brushing of teeth.

4. The toothpaste I used is a sludge made of 0.5% zinc chloride plus baking soda and sea salt. It's pH should be about 8-9, generally the higher the better, but 9 pH is what I aim for. I used the milk of magnesia (without aluminum!!!) to modify the toothpaste sludge to be more alkaline or achieve a higher pH.

5. Xylitol seems to kill bacteria quite quickly and this might be used or mixed into to the toothpaste, or if no possible, I take it AFTER eating to kill the bacteria.

6. If I used oil pulling I used just to kill the bacteria, but it is done AFTER the brushing of the teeth, then do oil pulling followed by another brushing of teeth to remove the oil. It seems that the oil pulling is effective in removing certain metals in the mouth from the saliva. It seems to kill effectively the bacteria that causes black teeth and dissolved them, which you may noticed them as a black streaks.

Finally bacteria tends to grow faster if the body's zinc and magnesium is low. This can be noticed with getting colds too easily and the severity of colds is worse tha most other people. Muscle pains is frequently from low magnesium, based on my experience and hence, some zinc gluconate, 50 mg such as once every week, before paring down to once every 2 or 3 weeks may be needed to raise the low zinc. The magnesium might help with 250 mg- 500 mg of magnesium citrate a day, but only 5 days out of a week.