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Quick Home Remedies For Bad Breath At The Office

James Allen asked:

it’s horrible when it happens – you’re at the office and you’ve been called into a meeting with the boss. you’ve just finished your third cup of coffee of the morning and cigarette break ended just minutes ago. You know your breath must smell terrible, but you don’t have a toothbrush or mouthwash. here’s what you need do to get through the face to face office confrontation without your halitosis ruining the day.

First, you need to reduce the amount of food particles and bacteria in your mouth as quickly as possible. Find some way to scrape your tongue, as that’s where a lot of the odor is likely coming from. A plastic stirring spoon from next to the office coffee machine works great in this case. Just don’t stick it in too far and gag yourself. No spoon? Be creative; the long flat end of a pencap or even a stiff business card can work in a pinch.

Next, you need to rinse your mouth out. Get a paper cup of water from the fountain, rinse well, gargle and spit. If you’re lucky enough to have a kitchenette in your office, stir some salt into that water first. The salt will help force out some of those food particles stuck between your teeth and temporarily stop some of the stink from food fermentation that may be occuring.

Now you have to make sure your breath can hold out for the length of the meeting. At this point you should try to hydrate your mouth and your body. Drinking a few cups of water now would be great, but don’t overdo it, you don’t want to have to run to the toilet in the middle of your meeting. A cup of black tea is good too, as the anti-oxidants will help keep your bad breath in check. Skip the cream and sugar, but if there’s a slice of lemon available, toss it in. Whatever you do, don’t drink more coffee, you’ll be right back to square one.

Finally, if at all possible, bum some gum off a co-worker to chew on the way to the meeting. You probably don’t have time to be picky at this point, but if the gum is sweetened with xylitol, even better. Make sure to grab a tissue too and remember to dispose of your gum in it before you get to the meeting.

Being stuck alone in your cubicle all day long can cause you to become very lax in your oral hygiene routine. Office culture also encourages a diet of coffee, soft drinks and unhealthy snacks that do not support clean breath. Because of this, many office workers suffer from bad breath, but don’t even know it until the worst possible moment. Luckily the routine above can save the day in a pinch.

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Home Remedies for Bad Breath

james sameul asked:

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a very common temporary condition caused by such things as oral dryness, stress, hunger (ketosis), eating certain foods such as garlic and onions, smoking, or poor oral hygiene.

Bad breath is caused by odor-producing bacteria that grow in the mouth. When people don’t brush and floss regularly, bacteria accumulate on the bits of food left in the mouth and between the teeth. The sulfur compounds released by these bacteria make the breath smell.

Home remedies for bad breath

Brush your teeth with baking soda first, then rinse out your mouth with plain or warm, salty water. Follow this with regular toothpaste and you are on your way.

Floss your teeth daily. The gunk (plaque) between your teeth may be causing your bad breath.

Scrape your tongue with a spoon or one of those specially designed tongue scrapers. Get as far back on your tongue as possible to scrape off the offending bacteria.

Gently clean the top of your tongue with the toothbrush.

To flush away mucus and bacteria, try gargling with saltwater.

For a quick cover-up eat fresh parsley or mint, or use a mouthwash.

Tea Tree Oil, is a natural cure for bad breath when used as a toothpaste additive. Simply add a drop of the oil to your toothpaste right before you brush.

You can also create a Tea Tree Oil mouthwash by adding 3 drops of the oil to a cup of warm water. Gargle this solution two to three times a day, preferably after each meal.

Clean your sinuses. Since bad breath can be caused by any number of sinus problems, some people get relief by “washing” out the area inside your nose where the sinuses drain, says Dr. Fedok. If you want to try it, use a saline solution in a blue-ball syringe–the kind used to clean out ears. (Both the solution and the syringe are available at most pharmacies.) “you’ll have to refill the syringe several times. Spray the saline up each nostril, letting the solution drain out the other nostril and your mouth. It may take up to a pint of saline to wash out your sinuses,” says Dr. Fedok.

One more effective Home Remedy for Bad Breath is Fennel. Fennel is useful herb and can be used in many ways. Chew the leaves of this herb and allow the saliva to build up in your mouth. Or, mix the fillings of a fennel capsule with baking soda, make into a paste, and brush your teeth, gums and tongue with it. The liquid remains of fennel can be rubbed on your gums and tongue.

Cloves are a strong antiseptic. Make a tea by putting 3 whole or 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves in 2 cups of hot water, and steep for 20 minutes, stirring infrequently. Pour through a well strainer and use as a mouthwash or gargle two times in a day. This is one of the good Home Remedy for Bad Breath.

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Bad Breath Remedies Makes You Kissable

Davion Wong asked:

Bad breath remedies could stop your breath from turning so bad till everyone flees from you. No one wants that to happen to us. It is not a terminal illness but can be an extremely unpleasant condition to cope with. Your breath tells a lot about you. People tend to associate bad breath with poor personal hygiene and ill health. In this article, we will look at what we can do to prevent it. We will also learn how to stop it from creating havoc in our lives using some effective bad breath remedies.

Bad Odorous Breath Prevention

We will look at some prevention measures before looking at bad breath remedies to treat our odorous breath.

1. Good Oral Hygiene

a. Good oral hygiene makes it hard for the bad breath-causing bacteria to fester. By this, we have to take good personal care of our teeth, tongue and gums. Brushing and flossing our teeth, cleaning our gums, scraping our tongue and rinsing our mouth regularly would eliminate bacteria in our mouth.

b. Go for half-yearly check ups at the dentist for thorough dental scaling and cleaning to remove plaque, tartar etc. The dentist would also mend the cavities in our teeth that are providing a place for morsels of food to be stuck. This encourages the growth of odor producing bacteria.

2. OTC and Prescribed Medications

Certain OTC and prescribed medications have been known to make your mouth dry. These medicines and drugs such as anti-anxiety drugs, diuretics and decongestants basically reduce the production of saliva. Our saliva is a bacteria suppressant and without it, bacteria can grow without restraint and cause our breath to be odorous.

3. Foods to Avoid

a. High Saturated Fat Foods

b. Meat

c. Garlic and onion

d. Spices like curry powder

e. Acidic Foods

f. Dairy Products

g. Sweet Foods

h. Caffeinated Beverages

Bad Breath Remedies

1. Oral Health Improvement

a. Gargle your mouth with a concoction of hydrogen peroxide and water (1 to 8 ratio).

b. Soak your toothbrush in chlorhexidine before brushing. Alternatively, use baking soda.

c. Brush gums with powdered myrrh and cloves.

2. Diet

a. Fruits

Consume at least 1 to 2 servings of fruits daily. Non-acidic fruits like pear, apple and pineapple are great.

b. Vegetables

Vegetables like broccoli, kale, carrots, spinach would help in the digestion of foods.

3. Vitamins

Daily intake of Vitamin B, C and zinc would aid to inhibit the growth of odor-producing bacteria. They basically help to keep our dietary system in check, remove toxins and waste and create an environment that is not conducive for bacteria to grow.

4. Home Bad Breath Remedies

a. Activated charcoal has excellent adsorption properties and is capable of binding with toxins, gases and waste in our stomach and intestines. Take about 4 to 5 mg per day.

b. Drinking a water solution with about one spoonful of apple cider vinegar before taking our food is useful for digestion.

These are some useful bad breath remedies anyone can use to combat odorous breath. There are many other online resources that offer excellent tips on how to get rid of the odor in our breath, so be sure to search around.

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How to treat bad breath?

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beangie asked:

My family and friends confront me that I have a bad breath. I wonder why because I always brush my teeth, I have no tooth decay. They said maybe there’s something wrong inside my body. I don’t know really the cause. I have no ulcer. I used to gargle with salt. But still not effective. i’m afraid my husband will get turn off by this. I want always to smell good to him. I need a kind of help.Thanks!

Bad breath Gone

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How do you tell someone they have bad breath in a mean way?

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Douglas c asked:

I see lots of posts about being nice when telling someone they need to gargle. However, I like being mean. How can I tell someone that their breath stinks in a comical and mean way with total disregard for political correctness? give me some ideas.

Bad breath Gone

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