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Using Natural Remedies To Fight Bad Breath

Lee Dobbins asked:

Bad breath can be caused by anything from bad dental hygiene to medicines you are taking to the food you eat. While it can be embarrassing, it can also indicate a serious condition and should be checked by a doctor. Barring any severe medical reasons, here are some tips you can use to fight bad breath.

Drink lots of water and avoid letting your stomach get too empty. When you don?t eat, your saliva production decreases and saliva can help wash away that bacteria in your mouth. Make sure your mouth does not get too dry by drinking lots of water throughout the day which is good for your overall health anyway.

You may also be able to fight bad breath by drinking the right kinds of liquids. We all know that tea is good for you but the chemical polyphenols found in tea can also help to prevent that sulfur producing bacteria that contributes to bad breath. Cranberries reduce the stickiness of bacteria so drinking cranberry juice can help reduce the amount of plaque that is formed and thus reduce the amount of bad breath.

Instead of chewing gum why not take a cue from the ancient Greeks and chew Anise seed? The can be found in the spices section of your grocery store and can be carried with you and popped in your mouth for chewing whenever the mood strikes. Fennel, cinnamon and cloves can do the job as well. Try chewing on these natural treat as an after dinner mint instead of gum or mints which can promote tooth decay.

If you thought parsley was just a garnish on your dinner plate, think again! Parsley has vitamins and minerals but more importantly it has been used for hundreds of years to effectively fight bad breath. The key to this is the chlorophyll which changes carbon dioxide into oxygen inside your body. This prepares the digestive tract to prevent gases and toxins from backing up and by lubricating the tract and various valves.

We all know that baking soda works well to eliminate odor in the fridge, but did you know it can also help eliminate your bad breath? Simply mix some in with your toothpaste when you brush.

Your bad breath may be a problem with digestion and some suggest taking a probiotic. A probiotic will put tons of live bacteria in to your digestive system. This bacteria is vital for good digestive performance. The most popular probiotic is lactobacillus acidophilus or L acidophilus which is commonly found in yogurt.

Finally, the most important tip is to see your dentist regularly and take proper care of your teeth and gums to prevent bacteria from building up and causing odor. This not only contributes to bad breath but bad oral hygiene can also cause health problems throughout your body.

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Looking For An Effective Bad Breath Remedy?

Steve Searls asked:

Bad breath is definitely a problem that everyone wants to get rid of. If you’re trying to find new creative ways to eliminate bad breath throughout the day, there are several things you can do to make sure that your mouth is clean and fresh through a hectic work day or stressful day at school. Here are some suggestions for a bad breath remedy that may help.

One of the first things you should pay attention to is your diet. Be aware of the things that you eat, and how clean your mouth feels after you have eaten. For instance, if you eat food with high fat content and low fiber content, it is likely that bacteria will fester in your mouth for a longer period of time-which means Mom was right when she told you to eat your vegetables. Keep your diet filled with green leafy vegetables in order to increase your fiber intake and remove toxins from the body; this will help to get your breath fresher longer, and you’ll feel better too.

You should also try out a few natural sources as a bad breath remedy. For example, squeezing a lemon wedge into some distilled water and sipping on it through the day will help to clean out the colon and give you fresher breath. Oftentimes, intestinal problems can be the source of bacteria buildup in the mouth, so if you are continually ridding the body of impurities, you will be able to sustain fresh breath all day without using gums or mints in excess. Chewing parsley after a meal is also a good idea if you are trying to maintain fresh breath throughout the day; the chlorophyll and fiber in parsley help to nullify bacteria from the mouth and give it a fresh minty feel.

In addition to these things, you can also be sure to have few mints or sticks of gum with you throughout the day in order to have a definite fresh scent in your mouth. You can find mints that have natural peppermints or lavender oils in them, so the scent will last longer, and you should stay away from mints or gums with an extremely high sugar content; after the sugar is dissolved in the mouth, it can give off a sour smell. Brushing your teeth after every meal is also a great way to make sure that your mouth is pleasantly scented after you’ve eaten something with a strong scent. Increased water intake is also a good way to remedy bad breath.

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