Home Remedies for HALITOSIS

Written by Vanessa Jones, B.A  | 

Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
What is Halitosis?
Common Causes of Halitosis
Home Remedy for Halitosis

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 Remedies 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.

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Comments

@rossy, Canada

Halitosis is not as a result of personal hygiene but the tonsills anatomy of different individuals. My tonsils have folds and trap food that result in being smelly. I am a personal hygiene freak yet i have it. Don't make judgement when you are not a victim.