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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


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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What is a safe treatment for mono-related bad breath?

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Brendan asked:

I was recently diagnosed with mononucleosis, and it is secreting a foul odor from the infection location. What is a good remedy for this awful breath I have been experiencing?
If anybody can empathize, keep in mind my throat catches fire when irritated and my tonsils feel like they want to rip off every time I swallow, so something harsh like Listerine may be out of the question.
i do all the normal brushing like any other person

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My grandmother’s Best Bad Beath Solution for Bad Breath Caused by Gum Disease

Kelvin Ho asked:

A high protein diet is used by many different types of people including people who are interested in weight loss and people who are into muscle building. This may be a contradiction in terms, but for both sets of people, the diet may be high protein, though still different. The only thing they have in common is bad breath which is caused by the high protein diet.

If you are on a special diet tailored to your specific requirements, you would ideally need to be under the supervision of a dietitian, nutritionist or doctor. But a great many people just go it alone for various reasons. That is why you need to be all the more careful when undertaking a diet plan which you may have just read or heard about.

If you are suffering from bad breath caused by the high protein diet, you need to know that your diet is actually not in balance. Even though a high protein diet is structured so that you can lose weight quickly, it should also maintain all bodily functions in an optimum manner.

Unfortunately, a high protein diet often causes bad breath because of the increase in ketones in the blood and urine. This is a by-product of the high protein diet and ketones are produced when the body burns fat instead of carbohydrates which are restricted or eliminated in a high protein diet. Ketones cause a foul odor in the blood, urine and even perspiration, so a person on a high protein diet is prone to smelling bad.

Is there a Remedy for Bad Breath caused by a High Protein Diet?

There is a very simple remedy for this problem. On a high protein diet, most people’s meals will lay greater emphasis on meats and sea foods. But there are vegetarian sources of protein as well and these vegetarian substitutes or additions will usually also have a decent amount of carbohydrates as well.

Most kinds of beans and lentils are good sources of protein and they also contain carbohydrates which the body will use as fuel in addition to the fat it burns. If you go out in the sun or use a sauna, this will also help in dispelling the ketones formed in the way of perspiration. Keeping your body well hydrated by drinking lots of water will dilute the ketones in the urine.

However, you have to very careful when you are on a high protein diet, especially if you are not under any health care provider. Diet and weight loss are specialized fields and it is a person who specializes in these fields who can help you the most. After all you do not want to find out that the bad breath or malodorous urine is caused not by the high protein diet, but by diabetes which can cause the same symptoms?

There may be people with undiagnosed diabetes or people whose diabetes is not under control who would be particularly at risk. This can escalate to a life-threatening situation, so it is vital to get to a doctor in the very least to eliminate this possibility. Temporary cures for bad breath are all very well, chronic halitosis is better treated by a medical professional.

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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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