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. Published on Sep 20, 2012Last Updated on Sep 12, 2019 << Home Remedies for Weak Memory Home Remedies for Burns >> Most Popular on Medindia Find a Hospital Hearing Loss Calculator A-Z Drug Brands in India Recommended Reading Michigan Periodontist Eliminates Bad Breath With Lasers to Help Save Valentine's Day Have you ever covered your mouth or hesitated to get close in a conversation with your Valentine? In an effort to help rescue Valentine's Day for Americans with bad breath, a Detroit READ MORE Quiz on Bad Breath Bad breath is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. But there are other conditions that could also result in bad breath. An understanding of this fact could make us more sympathetic towards such patients. Here is a quiz to test your knowledge on ... READ MORE What Is Halitosis For over ten days now, I have been wondering what to write. I have been going to bed pondering over a good topic, often dreaming about it and waking up in vain. READ MORE Halitosis Halitosis is an embarrassing condition that affects a person's self confidence. It is usually caused by bad oral hygiene. READ MORE Bad Breath - Related News Gum Disease Linked to Stroke Risk Gum disease was linked to an increased rate of strokes caused by hardening of large arteries in the brain and also with severe artery blockages that haven't yet caused symptoms, stated new study. READ MORE Vaping Linked to Gum Disease Scientists who've taken the first look at bacteria in young and healthy vapers' mouths say that the potential for future disease lies just below the surface. READ MORE Gum Disease Associated With Increased Risk of Esophageal and Gastric Cancer People with a history of gum disease and tooth loss are at a higher risk of developing esophageal and Gastric Cancer. Bacteria and Oral Hygiene may be the cause READ MORE More Related News Comments 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.