Suffering from bad breath can be embarrassing and have a detrimental effect on your social life. You may not feel like seeing other people or worry about people getting too close when you do. However, bad breath (also known as halitosis) is treatable. Good oral hygiene and regular dentist visits all contribute to a healthy mouth and fresh breath. Adding some simple home remedies to your dental routine can also help fight off bad breath and halitosis. Here are some easy remedies for bad breath. But keeping your breath does not always require a trip to the personal aisle of your local store but the solution is very close to you. Here are some simple home remedies one can use to treat his or her bad breath.
1.Drink more water
Do you drink enough water? When your mouth doesn't have enough moisture to produce saliva, odor-causing bacteria can develop. A dry mouth can be caused by several things, including side effects of medications, medical conditions, and diseases. It can also occur while you're sleeping or after an intense workout.
Drinking water is an easy way to curb dry mouth and bad breath. Remember to keep hydrated throughout the day, and start your mornings with a fresh glass of water to help eliminate overnight bacteria. Consider tracking how much water you drink in a day. This is an easy way to see if your water intake affects your breath.
Is regular mouth wash not working for you? Then try cinnamon as a home remedy for bad breath instead.
• add one teaspoon of cinnamon, a bay leaf, and some cardamom seeds to hot water and let it settle for a few minutes
• then strain the mixture and use the leftover as a mouthwash.
3. Eat Cloves
Cloves have natural antibacterial properties that help to clean the mouth and freshen breath.
• You can make your clove tea by boiling then you leave it to brew.
• Drink the tea to serve as a mouthwash likewise you can chew it to get the same results.
Another benefit of clove is that it can fight against bacterias in the mouth that can cause cavities.
4. Clean Your Tongue
Taking good care of your tongue while brushing the teeth can also help you to get a good smell. Halitosis-causing compounds form on your tongue and in your mouth when bacteria and amino acids combine, causing an unfavorable sulfur-like smell effectively cleaning your tongue helps keep your breath fresh. Some people have come to know that brushing their teeth after every night meal is important to prevent decay and bad breath.
To prevent bacteria from growing on bits of food stuck in your teeth, floss at least once per day this is because bacteria can also amount on the tongue causing a foul smell. Using your toothbrush or a specialized design tongue scraper brush or scrape your tongue at least once per day.
5. Lemon Juice
Whether you want to fight any bad breath or smell in your mouth for your own sake then lemon juice is good for you. The acidity of it alerts you to produce more saliva. In other words, you can add a small amount of lemon juice to that of water as a mouthwash.
6. Green Tea
Tea tree oil helps fight against any bath smell causing bacteria and microbes in our mouth. You can add few drops of oil to your toothpaste or better still you can brush your teeth only with it.
• Brew two cups of tea before going to bed and refrigerate it overnight.
• Pour your cool tea into a water bottle and bring it to work.
• Slowly sip on it throughout the day.
The natural way of making your breath smell good is by using a dissolved salt to rinse your mouth.
• You can simply add some salt with lukewarm water and mix it well then swish it in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes.
• You can also go for Zinc salts, there are some ingredients in certain mouthwashes and chewing gum can fight bad breath. Zinc is known to lower the number of sulfurous compounds in your breath. Research has proved that constant rinsing with a solution containing zinc can be effective in reducing bad breath within a few months.
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