Counseling Sheet

Bad Breath - 2

Agatha M. Thrash, M.D.
Preventive Medicine

Most offensive breath can be eliminated. Study the causes and apply the remedies. You will be rewarded for your effort.


The most important cause of bad breath is decaying food particles in the mouth, or in crevices of the mouth.

Inadequate water-drinking does not provide sufficient saliva to cleanse the mouth effectively or to promote adequate elimination of waste products via the kidneys, intestines, and skin.

Some faulty eating habits which contribute to bad breath are eating off schedule; eating too much, wrong combinations of food, meals at night, and too great a variety of foods at the same meal.

Constipation or intestinal putrefaction also causes bad breath.

Bad breath may sometimes be caused by chronic illness or a metabolic disorder.


Brush teeth, gums, and tongue daily; gargle with hot water.

Use tooth pick or dental floss after each meal.

Drink sufficient water to keep the urine pale. Take a daily bath.

Correct faulty eating habits, taking only adequate quantities of food at regular times. Do not eat fruits and vegetables at the same meal.

Correct all possible health flaws.

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