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    • kah22
    • By kah22 12th Nov 12, 7:47 PM
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    CB12 - Costly But Does It Kill Bad Breath? Can't Find Independent Review
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    • 12th Nov 12, 7:47 PM
    CB12 - Costly But Does It Kill Bad Breath? Can't Find Independent Review 12th Nov 12 at 7:47 PM
    Bad breath is such a turn off. I've tried to get rid of mine but to date no success.

    Today I bought a product called CB12, my girlfriend saw an ad for it and insisted I get it! Its claim seems simple it kills bad breath for up to 12 hours. "Here's part of its spin: CB12 is a new mouth rinse that counteracts bad breath, ensuring safe breath for 12 hours (and dental protection). CB12 is the first mouth rinse that effectively treats bad breath (halitosis), instead of masking the condition for a short period of time." Website A big claim and at almost 15 from Boots quite a price tag especially if you would have to continue using it to keep bad breath at bay (approx 60p dose, 1.20 day)

    Anyway I've been trying to trace an independent review but without success, anybody come across one; would appreciate the web address.

    Has anybody tried it, what's your opinion? Does it work and if you stop using it, say after you've used the first container (25 doses) and switch to a more economic mouthwash will bad breath return?

    I have contacted the manufacturers re continued use and will let you know what they say.

    Appreciate you input.

    Kevn
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    • SparkyG
    • By SparkyG 12th Nov 12, 8:11 PM
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    • 12th Nov 12, 8:11 PM
    I use Retardex which I think is a similar product. It all depends on the cause of the bad breath. If it is due to dental neglect or bad oral hygiene, then the answer is to deal with the cause. If it is a question of eating a spicy or garlicky meal, and wanting to neutralise any possible residual smell, then it will probably solve the problem. That's what I use it for!

    Dehydration is another cause of bad breath, and also smoking, and we all know what the answers are there .

    First of all try to get to the bottom of what is causing the problem. If it is just simply the morning after effects of last night's dinner, then I would say try Retardex. A large bottle is around 8, and will last a while if you use it sparingly.
    My glass is half full
    • ajnasir
    • By ajnasir 14th Nov 12, 10:20 AM
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    • 14th Nov 12, 10:20 AM
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    • 14th Nov 12, 10:20 AM
    CB12 is useless and did not work for me. It is another mouthwash with a huge price tag and claims. Will advise against it
    • mogwai
    • By mogwai 14th Nov 12, 11:33 AM
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    • 14th Nov 12, 11:33 AM
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    • 14th Nov 12, 11:33 AM
    I second retardex (called ultradex now), I have dry mouth sometimes and this really helps..

    8 for a 500ml bottle but you can often get 2 for 3 in boots
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    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 14th Nov 12, 7:05 PM
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    • 14th Nov 12, 7:05 PM
    Trying to cure 'bad breath' yourself just with mouthwash is like trying to get rid of the smell of a damp wall with air freshener.

    The wall is damp because there is a structural problem, and just trying to mask the smell will not make the problem go away, but just make it more costly to fix, day by day, week by week.

    You need to get to a dentist to identify and treat the source of the problem. Occasionally its not dental, but gastro-intestinal, or possibly an ENT problem. Either way, your dentist will be able to refer you to the right people and actually cure the problem, rather than just masking the symptoms.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 15th Nov 12, 8:36 AM
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    • 15th Nov 12, 8:36 AM
    In general most mouthwashes make bad breath worse. Alot is caused by inadequate oral hygiene eg not flossing or using tepe brushes, compounded by smoking and or dry mouth.

    As most mouthwashes contain alcohol this dries out the mouth further so after the initial "hit" of "freshness" the mouth is dried out even further making the bad breath return quickly.

    See your dentist about the cause of bad breath , if it is dry mouth there are simple measures such as chewing sugar free gum to stimulate saliva flow and specialised products such as artificial salivas that will help, as will eliminating the cause of dry mouth , if possible, eg changing blood pressure tablets or treating blocked nose.

    Retardex etc simply mask the sulphur compounds they do nothing to treat the cause, you are papering the cracks. Bad smells are your bodies way of warning you there is a problem that needs sorting, not masking. Unless you are an inveterate garlic,onion,curry eater etc !
    • consultant31
    • By consultant31 15th Nov 12, 4:42 PM
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    • 15th Nov 12, 4:42 PM
    I second retardex (called ultradex now), I have dry mouth sometimes and this really helps..

    8 for a 500ml bottle but you can often get 2 for 3 in boots
    Originally posted by mogwai
    I prefer the 3 for 2 offers, they're cheaper
    I let my mind wander and it never came back!
    • lindseylocket
    • By lindseylocket 24th Jan 13, 1:46 PM
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    • 24th Jan 13, 1:46 PM
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    • 24th Jan 13, 1:46 PM
    I got the cb12 mouthwash for my other half about 3 weeks ago. He gets a sort of dry mouth bad breath , which gets worse when he stressed about work. .Normal dental hygiene doesn't prevent it.
    We have notice a big difference using the cb12 and would really recomend giving it a try.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 24th Jan 13, 3:29 PM
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    • 24th Jan 13, 3:29 PM
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    • 24th Jan 13, 3:29 PM
    You have had excellent advice from 2 of our qualified dentists on this thread.

    Read their posts again please. And go down that road.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • laurabubble
    Some advice a dentist gave me - sometimes it's the tonsils that cause the bad cloying taste / breath. When garggling with mouthwash lean your head back and stick your tongue out of the mouth and the mouthwash will reach right to the tonsil area to get to work. Bit of a challenge but can be effective if the tonsils are the cause.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 25th Jan 13, 11:43 AM
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    Some advice a dentist gave me - sometimes it's the tonsils that cause the bad cloying taste / breath. When garggling with mouthwash lean your head back and stick your tongue out of the mouth and the mouthwash will reach right to the tonsil area to get to work. Bit of a challenge but can be effective if the tonsils are the cause.
    Originally posted by laurabubble
    Tried that only the once.

    The whole lot ended up on the ceiling and the bathroom wall and floor
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • stir_crazy
    • By stir_crazy 29th Jan 13, 1:40 PM
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    Two newbies both recommending the same product? Never mind bad breath, I smell spam....
    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 31st Jan 13, 10:37 AM
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    Reported gav69 for spam again
  • Kodiak
    Hi all

    Have suffered with bad breath since a teenager (now nearly 40) and have had alsorts of tests done by doctors and dentists, many of whom now think I'm a timewaster as they can never smell anything.

    Contrast that with my work colleagues who I know talk about me behind my back. It is interesting that stress and dry mouth have come up, two things I can relate to. In any case, my social disability has pretty much curtailed any decent social life for me and despite being a polite and reasonable looking guy, have no chance of a wife or a family.

    Then the CB12 ad comes on TV. Paid nearly 15 today for a bottle and will see how it goes. I don't smoke, drink excessively and try to eat healthily. I brush and floss daily and all mouthwashes so far have proved ineffective.

    Will tell you how I get on.
    • Jonesy Bonesy
    • By Jonesy Bonesy 2nd Apr 13, 11:15 PM
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    I got severe bad breath a few years ago. Was brushing teeth 3 times a day and using alcohol based mouthwashes with no improvement.

    Turns out the cause was using a cpap (breathing mask) at night due to sleep apnea which really dries out your mouth and throat. This severely affected my relationship as I was frantically brushing my teeth to no avail and thought she just wanted rid of me!!

    I have completely eliminated any bad breath with the following steps in the morning when I get up....

    1) Use a tongue scraper (about 3/4 from boots). Clean the tongue and especially the back of the tongue where the "smeg" gathers. Really push it (carefully and slowly) to the back of your tongue until you almost gag. Make sure to do the sides and middle. You will see the gunge coming off.

    2) Brush teeth with Retardex toothpaste

    3) Rinse and gargle with retardex mouthwash

    Relationship saved and confidence restored! Good luck
    MFi3 T2 member 177
  • JuneyHod
    CB12 is effective for me.
    My husband sometimes complains I have bad breath. Last time this happened I was sitting 4 feet away from him on a different sofa! I feel embarrassed when he says this but I tell him not to stop as who else would tell me!

    I have really good dental hygiene. My dentist tells me he has never seen such clean teeth and he doesn't understand why this happens on occasions. So I bought CB12 and immediately my husband said it worked. I used it for a week then stopped (as it's so expensive!) and my husband said the problem had returned. So I'm back to using CB12 again and no complaints.

    The trouble is I've learned from my dentist that mouthwashes can turn your teeth yellow (he didn't know if this happens with CB12). I'm 63 and at my age, my teeth are yellowing slightly with age anyway so I now have to choose between possible yellow teeth or bad breath. No contest really and I'll get my teeth whitened!

    So in a nutshell, expensive or not, yellow teeth or not, CB12 works for me. I'm going to scour the Internet to find a cheaper source.
    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 8th Apr 13, 10:18 AM
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    My husband sometimes complains I have bad breath. Last time this happened I was sitting 4 feet away from him on a different sofa! I feel embarrassed when he says this but I tell him not to stop as who else would tell me!

    I have really good dental hygiene. My dentist tells me he has never seen such clean teeth and he doesn't understand why this happens on occasions. So I bought CB12 and immediately my husband said it worked. I used it for a week then stopped (as it's so expensive!) and my husband said the problem had returned. So I'm back to using CB12 again and no complaints.

    The trouble is I've learned from my dentist that mouthwashes can turn your teeth yellow (he didn't know if this happens with CB12). I'm 63 and at my age, my teeth are yellowing slightly with age anyway so I now have to choose between possible yellow teeth or bad breath. No contest really and I'll get my teeth whitened!

    So in a nutshell, expensive or not, yellow teeth or not, CB12 works for me. I'm going to scour the Internet to find a cheaper source.
    Originally posted by JuneyHod

    Be very careful with sourcing anything 'cheaply' via the internet.

    If it's a site like Boots online, or Superdrug, or the big pharmacies, then OK, but if it's some place you've never heard of and the price seems stupid-cheap - THEN BE VERY VERY WARY.

    Counterfeit goods do exist, or it could be outdated, poorly stored, flood/fire damaged stock, or anything.

    Incidentally, have you had a check-up with your Dr recently?

    There are some bad breath conditions that can happen as a result of some medical problems. A simple blood or urine test might bring something to light.

    There will be *something* that is causing this problem, and it would be a good idea to try and find out what it is.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
  • sugar1966
    bad breath cure - 90p for 250ml bottle
    What the dental industry don't want you to know is that a simple product ie hydrogen peroxide is an incredibly effective treatment for bad breath (not originating from the gut) and costs less than 1 per bottle. Yes, it is what hairdressers use to bleach hair but it is not at the strength one would use as a mouth wash. Google the following: hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash - then read all about this miraculous product.

    I suffered from periodontitis from the age of 21 to 27 years old and no treatment worked apart from metronidazole antibiotics but it would return periodically. It was a family member (a chemist) who suggested I try gargling with hydrogen peroxide. I also would syringe a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and salt into the deep pockets that formed along the gum line to neutralise the odour emanating from there and to treat the decaying tissue. I am now into my 40's and have been able to help many people over the years with this simple treatment. The strength I use varies from what I am able to source 3%, 6% and 9% and I dilute to the required strength. Follow the instructions on the bottle. For the novice I would start on 4 parts water to 1 part hydrogen peroxide. After almost 20 years of using this product I am able to tolerate a much stronger mix - and gargle at least 4 times per day (I eat a lot of spicy food) - which at less than 1 per bottle is only pence.
  • the quack
    it does seem to work
    It certainly works better than anything else I have tried so far but is rather expensive. I will give hydrogen peroxide and retardex a go. Has anyone tried buying it online for the cheaper price of 8 ?
    Has anyone had any success with chewing orange peel? It makes for a nice change from mint.
  • vanessav
    probiotic lozenges
    I use probiotic lozenges. They taste very minty and claim to create an environment in your mouth where good bacteria thrive. The cheapest I can find are 'Oraldiet'. There are also ones called GUM which I really like but they cost a bomb. (I am not trying to advertise by the way)!
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