Bad breath home remedy
They say first impressions last a lifetime and people experiencing bad breath can fail job applications, fail to court a lover and face the public all because of the condition that makes their breath negatively odorous. Medically known as halitosis, bad breath is when you exhibit odorous breath from your mouth.
Symptoms and causes of bad breath
Natural remedies for bad breath from stomach
Brush Your Teeth
Stating the obvious somewhat, but this is the best place to start your battle against halitosis. The biggest cause of bad breath is the build-up of plaque, but this is nullified if you brush regularly and correctly. Brush at least twice a day and spend 2 minutes on the task at hand. You should also floss once a day because this will remove the food particles between your teeth. If you feel like you should be doing this more often, just go ahead, just try not to brush too aggressively as this can harm your enamel.
Get some baking soda and trickle some onto the palm of your hand, now get your
toothbrush and run water thru it, now simply dip the brush in your hand to get a good lathe of baking soda and brush your teeth with it. You will be amazed how clean your mouth will feel and fresh your breath will smell.
Your tongue can harbor a lot of bad smelling bacteria, and you can remove this using your toothbrush gently over the surface area. You can also try using a tongue scraper, this is
purpose built for the smelly germ removal.
Avoid Garlic, Onions and Spicy Foods
The substance contained in these items actually enters your bloodstream and you eventually breathe them out of your lungs. If you know you are going to be at an important meeting, or have a hot date lined up, avoid eating these until the next day if possible!
If you drink at least the recommended six to eight glasses of water per day you are actively
flushing out the bacteria from your mouth. Another important aspect of this remedy is that you are able to keep your mouth moist. By preventing your mouth from drying you are preventing bad breath.
Fruit Juice Eating fruits or drinking the juices coming from fruits is another real remedy,
especially if you take in fruits with a strong acidic content. Cranberry juice and orange juice are all good remedies to dissolve the hardened pockets of plaque, especially behind the back area of your teeth where the brush may not have reached. whether you eat the fruit or drink the juice it makes no difference as long as you intake the fluids that will work their wonders on the plaque.
Fresh vegetables, such as carrots and celery work wonders, These veggies
eaten raw will fight plaque and keep your breath smelling nice.
Salt Water Rinse
Gargling or rinsing out your mouth with salty hot water is one of the most tried
and true bad breath remedies that dentists highly suggest to their patients. The salt content is good to help heal damaged gums and teeth and it is a better, stronger mix than any mouthwash you can find in the store. It will dissolve plaque but it may not be enough to flush them out and so you’ll have to brush your teeth before or after rinsing.
Your garden is a likely place to find breath freshening herbs. Cardamon, parsley, rosemary,
eucalyptus, tarragon, oregano, spearmint, and coriander are excellent herbs to combat bad breath. You could either make a tea from these herbs or just chew them raw.
You can easily get hold of chewing gum or some mints, they’re both a good option. Get the sugarless kind of gum. Chewing gum stimulates the production of saliva which helps wash away the bacteria and plaque that causes bad breath.