Home Remedies for Bad Breath

The easiest way to lose friends is having a bad breath. When you see people turning away while you talk to them – keep your palm close to your mouth and inhale the breath you blow out. You will be the best judge.

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.

Natural Cures for 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.

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edeyemi, Nigeria

I have a serious bad breath problem from i was a teenager. Sometime ago i made a bad comment to my spouse and his reply to me was "it not me that you smell it is your mouth" i almost died and gone to hell with embarrassment i ask my mother and she said as far as she can remember my breath i had bad breath, until i came across the doctor who help me out and took me of my shame am very happy today that i was cured of these disease.