5 Simple home remedies for bad breath

Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, is an embarrassing health condition that affects a lot of people around the world

Bad breath

Bad breath is embarrassing for the individual and can affect ones self-esteem but it’s also quite uncomfortable state for the people you talk to.

You can have medical check-up and get remedies for your fouls smell, or just use simple home remedies to tackle the issue.

Bad breath can be brought by: poor oral hygiene, dental cavities or gum disease. Due to the hundreds of bacteria that live in our mouths, bad odour is bound to happen if you do not keep your mouth.

So today, we talk on simple home remedies that work to get rid of this embarrassing situation, if this applies to you, definitely try them out

Brush your teeth

Use mouthwash or toothpaste shown to be effective in fighting bad breath. Floss your teeth at least twice a day (you can get floss in Nakumatt or chemists, costs less than 500/=).

Stimulate your salivary flow

Chew gum, mint, sweet or fibrous fruits and vegetables. These help moisten your mouth and “kill” the bad odor.

Baking soda

This helps neutralize excess acids in your mouth. Bad breath bacteria thrive in an acidic environment.

Lemon Juice

The acidity found in lemon juice prevents growth of bacteria on your tongue and gums. Just swirl some lemon juice in your mouth like two times in a day.

Water

Regular intake of water is also essential for keeping your breath fresh. After eating make it a habit to swish water around your mouth for a few seconds, this loosen food particles stuck between your teeth and helps clean up your mouth.

If you’v tried the above remedies and goggled some more and still your breath stinks. See a doctor.

You may have a medical issue that needs to be treated. Bad breath is a sign that something is not right in your body. If altering your hygiene practices and your diet do not improve your symptoms of bad breath, there is a good chance that there is some other imbalance, infection, or disease in your body that is causing it.

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