Home Remedies for HALITOSIS

Home Remedies for HALITOSIS

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What is Halitosis?

Halitosis, a common problem among dental patients, is an unpleasant odor emanating from the oral cavity. The main origin of all bad breath odors emanate from the mouth itself, although non-oral parts such as the upper and lower respiratory tracts, the gastrointestinal tract, and some diseases involving the kidneys or the liver may also be the reason for it.

Common Causes of Halitosis

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Tooth infections, Tooth decay, Tooth abscess etc
  • Periodontitis
  • Certain foods
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Certain lung diseases
  • Certain metabolic or hormonal disorders
  • Infections in the respiratory systems
  • Stomach disorders

Psychogenic halitosis: Anxiety about halitosis, without actually having it, which is a psychological condition.


Home Remedy for Halitosis

Tip 1:

Chewing a very green Guava which is almost raw, helps.

Tip 2:

Chew a Green cardamom after meals for fresh breath.

Tip 3:

Put three whole cloves in two cups of very hot water and let it steep for 20 minutes. You can drink this clove tea or use it as a mouthwash twice a day for fresh breath.