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Bad Breath Home Remedies and Treatment Tips

Jerry White asked:

Bad Breath is usually caused by the breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth. Bad breath is not contagious, meaning you cannot catch it from someone else. Chronic bad breath, known as Halitosis. Bad breath (halitosis) is a common problem which often comes from the activity of bacteria in the mouth. Although there is no way of knowing for sure, most adults probably suffer from bad breath occasionally, with perhaps a quarter suffering on a regular basis. There are many different things that can cause halitosis – from not brushing your teeth to certain medical conditions. Bad breath is a problem that is shared by millions of people across the country. Some people may perceive that they have bad breath, but it is not noticed by oral-health-care professionals or others. This is referred to as “pseudohalitosis.

Some types of bad breath, such as “morning mouth,” are considered to be fairly normal, and they usually are not health concerns. The “morning mouth” type of bad breath occurs because the saliva that regularly washes away decaying food and odors during the daytime diminishes at night while you sleep. Your mouth becomes dry, and dead cells adhere to your tongue and to the inside of your cheeks. Bacteria use these cells for food and expel compounds that have a foul odor. Bad breath can be caused by Poor dental hygiene, Infections in the mouth, Respiratory tract infections ? Throat infections, sinus infections, lung infections ,Dry mouth (xerostomia)and “pseudohalitosis.

Home Remedies and Treatment Tips of Bad Breath

1.Use of fenugreek has proved most effective.

2.Another effective remedy for bad breath is avocado which is far superior to any mouth lotion or remedies for this condition.

3.All fruit and vegetable juices are beneficial in the treatment of halitosis and should be taken liberally by those suffering from this disorder. Juices from green vegetables are especially

valuable.

4.Parsley is a valuable cure for bad breath. Two cups of water should be boiled and several sprigs of parsley, coarsely chopped, should be steeped in this water along with two or three whole cloves or a quarter teaspoon of ground cloves. This mixture should be stirred occasionally while cooling. It should then be strained and used as a mouthwash or gargle several

times a day.

5.Unripe guava is useful in halitosis. It is rich in tannic, malic, oxalic, and phosphoric acids as well as calcium, oxalate, and manganese.

6.Chewing gum can increase salivary flow, but only masks bad breath. Try drinking water throughout the day instead.

7.Brushing your teeth properly and regularly. Brushing your teeth is best done in the morning, every after meal, and before bead time.

8.Flossing can help remover the deep seated food particles in between your teeth.

9.Gargle a cup of lukewarm water mixed with salt or half a lemon juice. This is also best done before going to bed.

10Avoid alcohol and dyes.

11.Dip your tooth brush into baking soda and brush your teeth using it as your toothpaste. After that, you can brush again your teeth with toothpaste this time to give your breath fresh scent. This is best done in the morning and in the evening before bed time.

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Bad Breath Home Remedies That Work

Kelvin Ho asked:

Bad breath can be a big problem for many people and many will be too embarrassed to visit their doctor over a problem like this. Fortunately there are some natural home remedies that you can use to help with your bad breath. In this article we will cover some of those remedies that may be able to help solve your bad breath problem.

1. Mint leaves are a great natural way to help freshen up the breath. By chewing mint leaves, particularly after meals, is a very good remedy for bad breath.

2. Most people will brush their teeth just once a day even though it is recommended to brush both morning and night. If you have a bad breath problem then it is advisable to brush your teeth after every meal to help reduce and possibly prevent bad breath.

3. When brushing your teeth after each meal you may want to brush your tongue also. Many toothbrushes now come with a tongue brush on the back and this is a great idea for people with bad breath. As bad breath is caused by the build up of bacteria on the tongue, then brushing your tongue after each meal will keep the bacteria at bay and reduce bad breath.

4. Another good way to keep your tongue bacteria free is to use a gargle of baking soda dissolved in warm water. This is a very natural remedy and completely safe and is great at keeping your tongue clean.

5. Sunflower seeds are another good natural remedy and are particularly good if you chew some after each meal followed by a glass of water.

6. Cloves are a good bad breath remedy but not everyone will like the taste of cloves, if you do though then go ahead and chew one clove after each meal to reduce your bad breath.

7. Pineapple juice is great to reduce the smell of bad breath as is parsley.

8. Tea made from fenugreek seeds is a good bad breath remedy.

These are some remedies for reducing the smell of bad breath and helping keep bad breath at bay. Below are some remedies that are good for eliminating bad breath altogether.

1. Drinking hot unsweetened tea daily is a good natural remedy for curing bad breath.

2. Yoghurt is an incredibly effective way to cure bad breath completely as it contains the good bacteria that your body needs. Eat yoghurt daily for six to seven weeks for best results.

3. Squeezing lemons into water and using as a gargle is also a good natural remedy. You need to use the gargle frequently and continue to do so until all traces of bad breath have gone. It is not a bad idea to continue the gargle occasionally just to keep bad breath away.

4. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are a great source of good health and are particularly good for curing bad breath as they act as a purifier for the mouth and remove the bacteria that cause bad breath.

5. Foods that are rich in zinc help to prevent bad breath occurring as they help to keep bacteria under control.

If your bad breath continues after using natural remedies then it may be time to visit your doctor and make sure there are no underlying causes that may be causing your bad breath.

Natural remedies do work very well for bad breath problems though and in many cases they will be all you need. Good luck and may you have sweet smelling breath for a long time to come.

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Safe and Natural Cures for Bad Breath

Corwin Brown 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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Eliminate Bad Breath Naturally With Simple Home Remedies

Kelvin Ho asked:

Perhaps you have been trying to find a way to fight bad breath and are now ready to try a home remedy. It is true that this may be more effective than using specially formulated products that are available on the market today. This is because most products that can be purchased in supermarkets or pharmacies can in actual fact cause dehydration.

Products that increase dehydration and cause a dry mouth are sure to make foul breath problems even worse as they stop saliva from forming, which is the best form of defense against halitosis.

Some simple bad breath home remedies can be undertaken include:

* Chewing mint leaves will leave your mouth fresh and clean.

* Brush your teeth after every meal.

* Rinse your mouth with salt water.

* Drinking plenty of water every day it vitally important. Dehydration will attempt to conserve moisture by reducing the salivary flow, which minimizes the saliva’s cleansing effects on bacteria which is a cause of bad breath.

* Cleaning the tongue with a professional tongue scraper in order to remove bacteria.

* Drinking a cup of hot unsweetened tea will reduce bad breath.

* After every meal, chew on sunflower seeds and drink a glass of water.

* Drink a cup of tea made from fenugreek seeds.

* Drinking pineapple juice is a very good bad breath home remedy, as it eliminates all bad smells from the mouth.

* Eating an apple every day is fantastic for mouth purification, as it removes bacteria, which effectively gives you halitosis.

* Eating foods that are rich in Zinc helps to prevent bad breath as it keeps check on the anaerobic bacteria in the mouth.

* To gargle with a glass of water that contains the juice of half a lemon is a very effective technique.

* A good diet is vitally important. Try to avoid spicy foods, too many dairy products, garlic and onion etc

Not all halitosis home remedies are equally effective. It may be a case of trying each one to see which is more effective for you.

Oral hygiene is essential for the prevention of halitosis. Visit a dentist on a regular occasion, so that they can check that you have no gum disease, holes in the teeth, infection etc that can actually cause foul breath.

Using home remedies can be the best results that you will ever find. It is important to maintain the use of these remedies in order for them to be effective on a permanent basis. Many people suffer from this condition without even being aware of it.

If you follow the rules above, you can be confident in the fact that your breath smells nothing but sweet.

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