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Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Bad breath is also referred as Halitosis can be an embarrassment to you as this will make people avoid talking with you face to face. Bad breath can be due to improper brushing of your teeth. This can also be due to gum infections or gingivitis, mouth ulcers which avoid you to brush your teeth properly.

Bad breath can also be due to body ailments. This can be due to the medications that you are currently using, apart from this running temperature also leads to bad breath, but then these are temporary problems and can be overcome with taking medications. Certain foodstuffs which are rich in protein, smoking, skipping breakfast, sinus problems, stress, zinc deficiency, gastrointestinal disorders.

Getting a dental check-up will rule out any problems regarding bad tooth, teeth decay, mouth ulcers, gum infections etc. Apart from this home remedies also are beneficial to help relieve you of your bad breath problem. Mentioned below are certain simple but effective home remedies like:-

Brushing your teeth after meals, chewing cardamom seeds helps clear up bad breath, these cardamom seeds are known to freshen up breath. Lemon juice added to sugar with a pinch of salt if drank regularly helps relieve bad breath.

Parsley is known to neutralize your food and the leaves of parsley is a rich source of chlorophyll and has an ability to act as an natural deodorizer, chewing parsley leaves helps freshen your breath. Fenugreek or methi seeds boiled in tea leaves are also known to relieve you of bad breath and bad mouth odor. Apart from cleaning your teeth it becomes important to clean your tongue which helps relieve you of bad breath.

Brushing teeth before going to sleep helps relieve you of bad breath but adding juice of lemon to a glass of water and rinsing your mouth will keep not only the germs and bacteria away but will also prevent bad breath. Increasing water intake also helps cleanse your mouth; it also helps clean your digestive system regulating proper bowel activities.

Keeping not only your body clean it is also important to keep your mouth, teeth and tongue clean and keeping all these clean will prevent bad breath. It is also important that you adopt proper and correct brushing techniques and following a good oral hygiene also goes a long way in preventing bad breath and tooth decay.

Using good quality toothpaste and toothpowder that has been recommended by your dentist also helps control bad breath. Apple cider vinegar an effective mouthwash is known to give long lasting relief. ½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar should be diluted in a glass of water and this should be used as a gargle and kept in your mouth for about 10 seconds and this if done twice in a day is helpful to overcome bad breath.

Tea tree oil a natural product effective in curing bad breath problem. 1 drop on your toothpaste before you brush your teeth is effective, it can also be used to gargle your mouth all you need to do is add 3 or 4 drops in a glass of warm water and gargle your mouth 3-4 times a day, do not swallow this portion.

Keeping a healthy smile is another way to combat bad breath. Be sure to pay your local or Chula Vista dentist a visit for routine check-ups.


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