Home remedies for treating bad breath
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Home remedies for treating bad breath

Home remedies for treating bad breath

Your mouth is an ideal environment for bacteria to grow. Some of the species of bacteria that reside in your mouth are the normal flora and do not cause any harm while the other ones are responsible for a number of Oral health problems such as Gum diseases, Bad breath and dental cavities.

Home care tips

You can help in treating bad breath by following these simple Oral hygiene tips:

  • While you cannot really eliminate the bad bacteria, you can still do much to prevent oral health problems by following good oral hygiene practices. Here are a few home care tips and home remedies that will help you cope up with the problem of bad breath.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day. Once in morning, preferably after breakfast and the second time, at night before you retire to bed this eliminates all the sticky film of food and microorganisms that forms on your teeth post consuming a meal and also dislodges the bacteria from the surface of teeth and gums.
  • Swish your mouth with warm salty water after eating or drinking anything. This simple measure itself can help a lot for tackling the problem of bad breath.Salt can in a way sanitize your mouth by killing the bacteria  and the also helps to reduce inflammation of gums by action of osmosis.
  • Use a tongue cleaner to scrape the bad bacteria off from your tongue.
  • Never use toothpicks they cause more harm than good. You can use a floss for inter-dental cleaning.

Home remedies for treating bad breath

Foods to avoid

Certain category of foods that have a strong Aroma like: Onions, Garlic and Cheese must be avoided.

Food grade herbs and Spices

  • You can chew Parsley to freshen up your breath. Parsley is rich in Chlorophyll which acts as a natural bad breath eliminator.
  • Chew Cardamom or fennel seeds to freshen the quality of your breath.
  • Chewing on to Tulsi leaves a couple of times in a day helps to eliminate bad breath.
  • Do not skip meals as dry mouth encourages the bacterial activity.
  • Suck on to a stick of Cinnamon.

Home remedies for treating bad breath

Trust Vitamin C

  • Vitamin C is the best friend of your gums as it helps in synthesis of Collagen fibres. Collagen works as a cement which maintains the firmness and resiliency of your gums and makes them hold onto your tooth properly. Including: Oranges, Lemons, Berries and Amla in your diet can help to ward off gum diseases in a safe and natural way.
  • Also, Vitamin C rich foods stimulate the flow of Saliva and dislodge the bad breath causing bacteria.

Home remedies for treating bad breath

Avoid substance abuse

Smoking cigarettes and consuming Alcohol are both known causes of foul odour from the mouth. Smoking is very bad for gingival health while Alcohol causes dryness of mouth and has a characteristic spirit like Aroma.

Apart from this certain medications which cause dryness of mouth or have a metallic taste can cause bad breath,too. So, figure out what might be the reason for your bad breath and give a shot to these remedies.

Utpal Khot

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23 thoughts on “Home remedies for treating bad breath

  1. Oh these are some great tips and remedies you have shared ….we usually avoid onions and garlic during dinner!!

  2. These are some great home remedies for bad breath. I honestly did not know some of these tips before reading your post.

  3. Wow!this post is quite helpful to understand how to avoid bad breath. I knew fennel as a remedy, the only remedy which I followed but now I know what else can be easily done to avoid bad breath

  4. Nice post , having Vitamin c rich foods is really good for health as well as for oral hygiene , citrus fruits are my favorite

  5. While my mom eats cardamom , I like to use mouth freshner or chew tulsi leaves..they help a lot in keeping bas breath away for good 3-4 hrs..

  6. The post is very helpful in how to control bad breath. I will ensure to avoid those food iteams you mentioned whwhiccause bad breath

  7. I never knew parsley and cardamom can help remove bad breath! This is really interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Learn some quick and effective home remedies for bad breath. Never know that salt water and eating cloves reduce bad breath .

  9. Bad breath is a sign of poor health .This is a very useful post to help many people have fresh breath easily and quickly.

  10. I couldn’t agree more! Oral hygiene is very important, and as important it is, the more people neglect it and do not take effective measure. These are some great tips, thank you for sharing!

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