Halitosis 4 effective home remedies to get rid of bad breath

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Get rid of that dragon breath in these four simple ways.

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Bad breath could be caused by a number of things.

It could be because of that garlic bread you ate during your lunch break or in more serious situations you could have an infection.

For some people they just need to open up and talk a bit more.

If you suffer from bad breath then you can try these four home remedies to get rid of that dragon breath.

1.Drink more water

Dry mouth can cause bacteria to survive in your mouth thus having bad breath.

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Water helps to wash away the bacteria that causes bad breath to give you fresh breath.

2.Brush and floss

Brush your teeth at least twice a day to get rid of food particles that may be stuck in your teeth. These food particles can linger in your mouth thus causing bad breath.

3.Clean your tongue

Don’t forget to clean your tongue when you brush your teeth. This can greatly reduce compounds that cause bad breath from forming on your tongue and in your mouth.

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The compounds are formed when bacteria and amino acids combine which can give out a sulphur like smell from the mouth.

4.Eat healthy

Bad breath could also be caused by what you eat.

Try stack up on protein foods such as fish, beans or nuts. Black tea and probiotic yoghurt have also been known to help combat bad breath.

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