Bad breath is among the things that turns off everybody and if we have it, it makes people uninterested in coming near us. It can be an embarrassing problem. Medically it is known as Halitosis. It can occur due to reasons like smoking, dry mouth, any gum disease, eating foods that produce smell such as onions and garlic etc. But the most common cause of bad breath lies in improper oral cleanliness. Bad breath is treatable and all you need for it is grabbing a few things from your kitchen. Let us take a look at the home remedies for bad breath.
These Are Natural Tips For Bad Breath
After every meal swish your mouth with salt water solution. It will help washing off food remnants from between the teeth. The salt also acts like an anti-bacterial that kills the odor producing bacteria that thrive on food left in the mouth.
Fennel seeds are often eaten post meals to improve digestion, but they also have the ability to freshen our breath. These seeds are also anti-microbial and thus ward off bacteria that attack your tongue and teeth. Just chew a spoonful of fennel seeds after meals or anytime during the day.
Black or Green Tea
Black tea and green tea have polyphenols that act as superb antioxidants and make thriving difficult for the smelly bacteria of the mouth. So have either of these teas instead of your regular morning coffee.
You must have noticed that our mouths stink the most just after we wake up from sleep. It is because saliva circulation in the mouth is minimum during the sleep. Saliva acts as a natural washer of our mouth and keeps bacteria afraid of staying in our buccal cavity. You can increase saliva production in your mouth by drinking water throughout the day.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar can help you make the perfect odor removing mouth wash by balancing the pH level of your mouth. Add half a tablespoon of this vinegar to a glass of water and swish it in your mouth a few times and then rinse your mouth with plain water.
Baking soda reduces the acidity in the mouth and cleans the teeth, gums and tongue thoroughly of the germs and bacteria and gives you a pleasant breath. You can use it in two ways. One is by brushing your teeth with baking soda and the other is by mixing half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water and using this solution as a mouthwash.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a strong antiseptic and antimicrobial agent that is highly effective to treat bad odor. But since it is very strong, do not use it directly without diluting it as it may burn your mouth. Add a drop of it to your regular toothpaste and brush your teeth with it. You may also use tea tree oil mouth wash by mixing 3 drops of it to a cup of water.
Cloves are rich in the antibacterial agent, eugenol which makes them the perfect oral deodorizers. Using them is very simple. Just put a piece of clove in your mouth and chew it for 15-20 minutes. Another way to use it is to crush 2-3 cloves into powder and add it to boiling water. Let it simmer for 15 minutes and then drink this tea or gargle with it.
Parsley is rich in chlorophyll that can remove the odor from your breath and the bacteria from your mouth. Simply chew some parsley leaves post meals. You will also do good if you drink parsley juice. This has an added advantage of curing indigestion.
Lemons are known cleaners. Their rich citric acid content dissolves sticky fats and cleans them. Wash your mouth with some lemon juice for bad breath removal. Another way to use it which is rather more useful is taking cut and used lemon and sprinkling some salt over it and then rubbing the fleshy part of it over your teeth thoroughly. It would clean the teeth and remove all the bacteria.
Unripe guavas when eaten can clean your teeth very well. They also have tannic acid, phosphoric acid and minerals like manganese and calcium that promote oral health. You can eat them everyday to have an odor free breath.
Cardamom seeds smell sweet and can make your breath smell sweet too. If you have some cardamom seeds over at your home, do have them after your lunch or dinner to make your breath not stink.
We are sure you are wondering why you had not known these extremely simple remedies for bad breath and had been suffering the embarrassment for so long. Use whichever you find suitable and feel free and confident in front of people.