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Remedies for Bad breath – Deal with the shame once and for all

Remedies for Bad breath – Deal with the shame once and for all

Oral hygiene is important; it can make a difference between being confident and being socially awkward especially if you have a problem with your breath. It’s not nice when people are gossiping behind your back about how bad your breath smells. Today I have good news. No longer do you have to suffer the shame and embarrassment which come with bad breath. Herewith remedies which can end the embarrassing problem of bad breath.

Bad breath causes

Bad breath is also called Halitosis. It is a result of different factors: certain foods, health conditions, bad dentistry, bad teeth, bacteria in your throat (nose or gut) and many more are contributing factors of bad breath. Another common contributor of bad breath is tobacco, for those who are smokers. Let’s look at some remedies that can help eliminate the problem of bad breath.

Dental Hygiene – As per studies poor dental hygiene is the most common cause of bad breath. Brush your mouth daily to prevent plaque build-up. Bacteria can also accumulate on your tongue causing a bad smell. Brush your tongue thoroughly and use good toothpaste which contains fluoride.

Parsley – Parsley is a renowned traditional remedy. It has a fresh scent and contains chlorophyll and has a deodorising effect on your mouth. Chew the fresh parsley leaves after each meal. (Or you can buy a parsley supplement at a health store.)

Pineapple juice and slices – Reports show that this juice or fruit actually works in combating bad breath. Drink a glass of organic pineapple juice after every meal, or chew a slice of pineapple for one to two minutes.

Water usage – As per research, mouth dryness is a big contributor to bad breath. Saliva plays an important role in keeping your mouth clean and without it bacteria accumulate. Your mouth normally dries up when you are asleep which is why your breath is worse in the morning. Prevent dry mouth by keeping your body sufficiently hydrated.

Fennel and aniseed seeds – These two plants or seeds are traditional cures that have been proven to work. Fennel and aniseed can be eaten plain, roasted or coated with sugar.

Oranges – Oranges promote dental hygiene plus they are a good source of vitamin C. Research shows that vitamin C increases the production of saliva to wash away bad smelling bacteria. You can enjoy oranges as a squash, a dessert or just plain and natural.

Green tea – Research shows that green tea has disinfectant and deodorizing properties. Mint has a similar effect. A cup of green mint tea may assist in eliminating bad breath. Make it at night and when it’s cooled off in the morning you can pour it in a container to drink gradually through the day while you are at work.

Eat Yoghurt – This delicious dessert contains healthy bacteria known as lactobacillus. This good bacteria combats bad bacteria in various parts of the body including the mouth and gut. As per research eating yoghurt regularly can combat bad breath.

Drink Milk – Milk is a traditional remedy that’s been used for various ailments. Drink a glass of milk after eating a meal. (Especially if the meal contains food with strong odours like garlic)



Vinegar Mouthwash – You can make your own mouthwash with vinegar. Vinegar contains acetic acid which is a natural enemy of bacteria. Add 2 tablespoons of white apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water. Gargle with this mixture for at least 30 seconds.

Homemade baking soda mouthwash – As per studies baking soda (sodium carbonate) can effectively kill bacteria in the mouth. Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda to 1 cup of warm water. Gargle and rinse your mouth with this mixture for at least 30 seconds.

You don’t have to suffer in silence. You can also consult a dentist if the problem persists. Your health is a top priority and makes decisions that will benefit your body.

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https://www.healthline.com/health/home-remedies-for-bad-breath

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