Natural Bad Breath Remedy

Marty Rubenski asked:

Finding out that you have bad breath or halitosis is really one of the most embarrassing things that can happen to you in life. You are no doubt ready to move heaven and earth to find an effective cure or treatment. Assuming that you have checked with both your doctor and dentist to make sure there is no underlying health or tooth decay problems that could be causing your bad breath, my advice is to find a natural bad breath remedy that works for you.

Whilst there are a number of prescription drugs available, many of these have undesirable side-effects so my preference is always use one of natures own cures.

1. Make sure you are drinking enough water. It sounds very simple but in many people, bad breath is caused simply by a lack of moisture in the mouth. By keeping well hydrated this problem can vanish as quickly as it appeared.

2. Change your diet. Bad breath can be caused simply by eating too much meat and too few vegetables. No, you don’t have to go completely vegetarian to cure it but try it just for two or three days and see if there’s a difference. If your breath is noticeably fresher after two days, you may want to consider some longer term diet changes.

3. Oral hygiene. It may sound obvious, but are you brushing and flossing your teeth often enough? Once a day isn’t enough. Aim for brushing three times a day if you can and floss every night before bed.

4. Chew parsley. This is a very old breath freshener but still very effective. Once a day in the morning, chew on a sprig of fresh parsley.

5. Try an avocado. Another of natures cures, this fruit will often have the same effect as parsley. While on the subject, you may want to incorporate more fruit into your diet generally. Even if this doesn’t cure your bad breath overnight, it will give your immune system a great boost.

I know these natural bad breath remedies sound simple but they are often the most effective, so give them a try. You have nothing to lose but your bad breath!