Diseases And Conditions

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!

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Safe and Natural Cures for Bad Breath

peterhutch asked:

Bad breath is also associated with sinus infections because nasal discharge from your sinuses into the back of your throat can cause mouth odor. A child with bad breath may have a foreign object lodged in his or her nose. A bean or small item stuck in the nose can cause persistent nasal discharge and a foul odor. Strep throat, tonsillitis and mononucleosis can cause bad breath until the throat infection clears. Bronchitis and other upper respiratory infections in which you cough up odorous sputum are other sources of bad breath. Canker sores may be related to bad breath, especially if they accompany periodontal disease.

Unripe guava is useful in halitosis. It is rich in tannic, malic, oxalic, and phosphoric acids as well as calcium, oxalate, and manganese. Chewing it is an excellent tonic for the teeth and gums. It helps cure bleeding from gums and stops bad breath. Chewing tender leaves of guava tree also stops bleeding from gums and bad breath.

Among the several home remedies for halitosis, the use of fenugreek has proved most effective. A tea made from the seeds of this vegetable should be taken regularly for correcting the condition. This tea is prepared by putting one teaspoon of seeds in half a litre of cold water and allowing it to simmer for fifteen minutes over a low flame. It should then be strained and used as tea.

Put a 1 or 2 cloves in your mouth. You can chew it or simply leave. don’t worry if you swollow it it is harmless.

Rinse out mouth with H2O2 ( Hydrogen Peroxide) about30 seconds before brushing your teeth.

First rinse your mouth with listerene to break upparticles. Use a big tongue cleaner to get all of the gook off your tongue,you can buy it from Target. Brush your teeth. Use tongue cleaner again.Rinse with listerine. The tongue cleaner looks like an eye drop. Itcanot be any tongue cleaner. The bad breath is in your tongue.

Mix one part water with one part peroxide. You can find peroxide in every pharmacyAdd a pinch of salt and a pinch of baking soda so that it is not very salty but you can still taste the salt.This is your mouth wash. You can add some essential oil or peppermint for taste but it is not neccessary Scrape your tounge with the tongue scraper or brush it with a tooth brush. don’t brush too hard!!Then swish and gargle with the mouthwash you made above for a couple of minutes.Repeat twice per day or as needed. You will never have to buy mouthwash again.

Use a tongue scraper, which helps to remove dead cells, food particles and bacteria from the tongue. A tongue scaper is a special plastic instrument found in drug stores and some health food stores, that costs several dollars. In Ayurveda a thick coating on the tongue is called “ama” and is thought to be caused by improper or incomplete digestion. Tongue cleaning with a scaper is recommended as a daily regimen to remove ama. The key is to do it gently and to rinse your mouth thoroughly afterward. If you can’t find a tongue scraper, use a toothbrush to clean your tongue.

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Finding A Home Remedy For Bad Breath

Cavyl Stewart asked:

There is probably nothing more embarrassing than having bad breath. It is something that will definitely affect your social life and even life at work. Can you imagine talking to someone who is making it quite clear that your breath is offensive? Or can you imagine someone offering you a mint, obviously because your breath is more than enough to take? Getting rid of bad breath is actually quite easy and you don’t always have to go to a dentist if it can be controlled. Trying a home remedy first is always best before you spend the big bucks on something medical.

What Can I Do About Bad Breath?

Before looking for a home remedy for bad breath, determine first if it is indeed your breath that is disturbing others. Try and observe how others act around you when you are talking. They will more than likely take a step back while you are talking or try to avoid you altogether. But don’t let this get you down. The next step is to change your diet.

You probably have been eating stuff that has been leaving rich bacteria in your mouth. After all, bad breath comes from the bacteria from food in your mouth as it breaks down the proteins around it. If this doesn’t help, you may want to brush and floss your teeth more often and also gargle using a mouthwash after every meal.

This is so that you can destroy the bacteria that have gathered in your mouth, especially around your tongue. For the best results, you may even want to try washing your mouth out with baking soda that you have lying around your pantry. Baking soda actually helps to clean teeth. Just don’t try to use it all the time.

What Other Ways Can I Use To Prevent Or Control Bad Breath?

There are other home remedies for that you can use to prevent bad breath from forming or getting rid of it if you have it already. One of the methods is to chew your food properly and drink a lot of water in between meals. This will help your stomach to digest food properly and the water will also help to wash down all food particles so that they do not collect too much in the mouth. Still, you will have to brush your teeth to get rid of the bacteria that do collect.

Another home remedy for bad breath is to rinse your mouth with a glass of water and the juice of half a lemon after every meal that you have at home. The lemon can kill some of the bacteria in your mouth. It works just the way a mouthwash does and perhaps even more effectively.

Lastly, you should also make sure that you are healthy and that you have the right vitamins in your body. Try taking calcium supplements, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B-complex to prevent bad breath bacteria from forming. These are just some of the home remedies for bad breath that you can try first before you decide on going to the dentist.

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Simple Ways to Tackle Children Bad Breath

Kelvin Ho asked:

Nowadays, it is very common to find children who are experiencing bad breath. There are many reasons for this recent phenomenon. But for most cases, this is usually caused by children not paying enough attention to their oral hygiene.

These children do not brush their teeth well and often consume too much food stuff that promote tooth decay. Such food stuff usually are sticky or contain too much sugar. When left in the mouth, these foods can become an excellent breeding ground for bacteria.

No matter what the cause of bad breath is, in order to solve this problem, you will need to find out the underlying cause of it. This involves recording the times when this condition usually occurs so that you will be able to narrow your search to the possible causes. Whatever the case may be, you need not panic as, in most cases, this is not a severe problem and your child is perfectly healthy.

Cause of Bad Breath In Children

Saliva helps to keep our mouth clean. During the day, the child saliva helps by washing away bad breath causing agents with the help of mouth muscles. However, when the child goes to sleep, saliva will not be produced anymore and muscles relax.

The longer the child sleeps, the more anaerobic bacteria that cause bad breath will be reproduced. As most children do sleep a lot, this allows these bacteria to multiply and their breaths begin to smell. This is also known as children morning breath.

Most children will also show bad breath during the entire day and this is normal because most of them will be breathing through their mouths. Because of that it will cause the kids mouth to dry and this creates a perfect environment for anaerobic bacteria to appear and grow in numbers.

There are a lot of reasons for children to breathe only through ones mouth. In children, the most common conditions stand in sinus infections, various allergies, colds or even tonsils or adenoids that are blocking nasal passages. Habits that the children have such as thumb sucking or sucking on a blanket can also cause drying of the mouth and thus bad breath.

How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath In Children

In order to get rid of bad breath in children, the most common and efficient thing you need to do is decrease the mouth bacteria and increase saliva flow. Believe it or not, the most efficient way to achieve this is to teach your child how to brush their teeth properly. To put it simply, the better the brushing is, the less anaerobic bacteria present in your child mouth.

It is highly important that the tongue is brushed as well. A tongue scraper which is useful for adults may not be suitable for children yet. Hence, you may want to consider getting an electric toothbrush in order to make it both fun and more efficient

Mouthwashes and different fluoride rinses are not at all recommended when dealing with children because they will most likely swallow. Also, mints are not useful and as the child gets older the best alternative is still sugar free chewing gum or candy.


If all this did not solve the problems you should go to a doctor in order to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Your doctor would be the best person to tell you how to eliminate bad breath in children effectively.

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How to Cure Bad Breath?

james sameul asked:

Bad breath is breath that has an unpleasant odor. it’s also known as halitosis. This odor can strike from time to time, or it can be long-lasting, depending on the cause.

Millions of bacteria live in the mouth, particularly on the back of the tongue. In many people, they are the primary causes of bad breath. The mouth’s warm, moist conditions are ideal for the growth of these bacteria. Most bad breath is caused by something in the mouth.

Cure for Bad Breath

You should thoroughly brush your teeth twice a day and floss. Flossing helps to get the bacteria missed by your brush. If this is missed it will be left and bacteria will build up and bad breath will be imminent. Ideally brush in the morning and then in the evening.

Be sure to clean your tongue if a white layer forms this a surefire way that bad breath is on its way. You should also not to forget to brush your tongue.

Bad breath originates from the gums and tongue in a majority of patients. However, odor coming from the back of the tongue may indicate post-nasal drip. Bad breath also may occur in people who have an infection, gum disease, diabetes, kidney failure, or a liver malfunction. Xerostomia (dry mouth) and tobacco also contribute to this problem. Cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy may experience dry mouth. Even stress, dieting, snoring, aging and hormonal changes can have an effect on breath.

Everyone has had bad breath at one time. Whether it is the dreaded ?morning breath? or the ?onions with garlic on the side? breathe- we have all been there. Most of the time bad breath can be temporarily covered up with mints or mouth spray but the key word there is temporarily. While in the case of ?morning breath? which can easily be fixed with a good teeth brushing or the ?onion breath? which usually passes on its own, chronic bad breath likes to hang on. Breath mints, mouth wash and spray are no match. The culprit just keeps coming back.

The most common is called cysteine. This mixes with air as you exhale to give you bad breath. Egg has cysteine in it, while milk makes cysteine, so if you have a lot of dairy, when it’s broken down you’ll make this cysteine. But if you have a lot of eggs, you’re actually putting cysteine straight into your system. Eggs are a great source of protein, but eat too many and you can egg-spect some side-effects.

Halitosis refers to foul or bad breath, which is not an uncommon condition. Unfortunately, most people who offend in this respect are completely unaware of their problem.

It is obvious from this that there is no one easy bad breath cure, but, interestingly, bad breath remedies used by our grandparents are still very popular and often work quite well, usually by reducing the amount of bacteria in the mouth. One home remedy is to dissolve baking soda in water and wash the tongue with this. Another traditional bad breath cure is to rinse the mouth with lemon juice diluted with water, although this remedy may actually encourage bacteria growth since lemon juice does contain some sugar. Several different herbs are recommended as breath fresheners, among them aniseed, cloves, rosemary and thyme, all of which can be chewed or used as tea when stewed in hot water.

Ian Douglas at the University of sheffield’s school of dentistry, predicts that resistance to allicin would develop relatively slowly. This is because allicin works against the enzymes needed for bacterial growth and not against the bacteria itself. The agent is not present in raw garlic, but is formed rapidly by the action of allinase on the precursor once the clove is crushed.

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