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How can I get rid of my bad breath?

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eastmain700 asked:

I brush my teeth every time I am done with a meal. I have braces….could that be why I have bad breath? I never had it before. I gargle,…..I brush? What can I do!! Help!

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Home Remedies for Bad Breath, Bad Breath Causes

peterhutch 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.

Many people have bouts of bad breath has explained by the effects of strong smelling food and drink. Bad breath can be a sign of a health problem such as gum disease, tooth decay, or diabetes.

Bad Breath Causes

Almost everything we put into our mouth, particulary food and drink, can make it smell less pleasant. For the majority of people, the most frequent cause of bad breath is associated with bacteria that live in the mouth, particularly on the tongue. This bacteria can build-up as a result of poor oral hygiene and a lack of flossing.

Brush your tongue when you brush your teeth and after meals too. The tongue is like a lint catcher and it has to be cleaned off every so often to get that nice aroma to come through.

Wash the tongue with baking soda dissolved in warm water to reduce the acidity in your mouth making a less-friendly environment for the bacteria to grow.

Parsley, coriander, basil, rosemary, thyme, wintergreen, cardamom seeds, cinnamon bark, clove, fennel or anise seeds are great breath fresheners. Slowly chew any of these herbs and allow the saliva to build up in your mouth.

Chew peppermint or carnation for better breath smell.

This remedy is one of the good home remedy for bad breath using coffee : Grind the fresh beans with few cardamom seeds and make into a reviving cup to be drunk without milk first thing in the morning (but avoid if you also have a hangover). This will help in curing bad breath.

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.

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

Rinse your mouth before sleeping with a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon added.

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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.

6 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - June 21, 2011 at 2:03 am

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Bad Breath?

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justme asked:

I am not sure how to cure…. I am experiencing bad breath. But, its coming from the back of my thoat. I brush twice daily, floss, gargle, whiten, my mouth is clean no doubt about it. But, I think my sinus are causing me to have bad breath because its coming from the back of my throat, and when I blow my noise I can smell it. Is there anything I can do to cure this….

10 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Sandman - May 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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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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