Bad Breath

Hello Dr Ellie,

I have a question to you about bad breath. Not something that I detect from the mouth (at least not the cause as my teeth and tongue look perfectly fine, and there is never a smell).

I first caught a glimpse of it when I was using Crest mouth wash and my saliva would foam and I smelled something nasal that would also appear when I talked (similar smell that I sometimes smelled on someone that didnt even talk nose involved? Some Asian folks have it (maybe due to sushi consumption?), it is difficult to describe). I would have no idea where that would be coming from as I wash my sinuses daily, and is a torture to comprehend what I need to do.

Wondering if you might know what Im talking about, and how to get rid of it. I tried using pure Xylitol in water as a nasal wash, and I dont know if that is a good idea for once or long term, is difficult to know if its helping since is almost impossible to detect your own bad breath, especially if its deeper than just in the mouth.

Appreciate your help.

Dear K

I believe that many products sold for oral care are bad for oral health.

I have only a select system of mouth rinses and one toothpaste that I recommend.

The chemistry that goes on in your mouth is vital for general health. Using peroxide, baking soda, and many other ingredients can easily unbalance the oral ecology. I am totally against stannous fluoride ( a tin based product) and also the use of chalk in toothpastes.

Any products for sensitivity usually contain a stannous product and create this strange alteration in taste a metallic feel to the mouth.

This is why I recommend you use my system of oral care.

Not only will this system get rid of these bad tastes and any slimy feeling in your mouth but it creates a sustainable environment one where your teeth and general oral health will just continue to improve year after year. Xylitol is an important component of this system but the choice of other oral care products is equally important for total oral health.
Here is a link to the system that is well described on the website.

If you have any other questions please let me know,

I hope this advice is helpful to you,


Ellie Phillips DDS
Solutions for Oral Health!
author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye

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