Causes for Bad Breath:
Bad dental hygiene is one of the main reasons of bad breath. When food particles are stuck between tooth cavities they can smell bad.
Gum disease-gingivitis- is also a major cause and a dentist should be consulted at the earliest.
Certain food that contains strong pungent seasoning with onions and garlic cause a bad breath.
At times when the mouth has been closed for very long the bacteria grows and begins to stink.
Fasting causes bad breath.
Constipation and an upset stomach also cause bad breath.
Brush teeth two to three times a day.
Massage the gums and the tongue with the toothbrush, or use a tongue cleaner. Floss teeth well.
Mix 1 teaspoon of salt to a glass of water and gargle with this three times a day.
Mix a pinch of baking soda to your toothpaste it keeps away bad breath.
Mix ½ teaspoon salt to 1 teaspoon of mustard oil and massage the gums with this, it tightens the gums and prevents gum disease and keep away bad breath.
After eating food that has cheese, onion or garlic you need to brush or chew a fresh mint.
Dilute ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and use as a mouthwash. It is very effective to rid bad breath.
Eating an orange, lemon or grapefruit is an interesting way of fighting bad breath as the acid in the fruit stops formation of bacteria.
Chewing on fresh mint leaves or parsley leaves is one of the best known remedies for bad breath.
Drink a cup of unsweetened black tea, as this also removes the mouth bacteria.
Carry some spices like cardamoms or cloves, and chew on them often.