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Bad Breath Remedies: 3 Effective Solutions to Relief Bad Breath Problems

Zan Lim asked:

Bad breath is also known as halitosis. It is a term that is being used to describe the very obvious unpleasant odours that is being exhaled while breathing.  It will bring inconvenience and embarrassment to the person who is suffering from it. There are 3 simple bad breath remedies that you can use to quickly relive the condition and they are:

1)    Floss Your Teeth Regularly

The cause of bad breath is most often from the small food particles that are trapped between your teeth.  Flossing will help to removes the small food particles and you will have a fresher breath. Besides relieving the condition, it will also help to improve the oral health which will reduce the bad breath too. You will pay lower dental bill and clear the condition which will gives you enough reasons to floss your teeth regularly.

2)    Stop Smoking

This is a general good advice that we always tell people as smoking will affects the health. Besides the health issue, stopping smoking will definitely improve the breath.  When you do not have a cigarette in your mouth to smoke, there will be no ash breath which has a unpleasant odour.  Smoking will also tend to make your mouth drier which will make your bad breath condition worse.  You should definitely stop smoking for the sake of your health and your breath.

3)    Don?t Drink

Most of the alcoholic drinks will contain alcohols which will leads to the dryness of the mouth as it evaporates faster than water.  This will lead to the cause of bad breath which you will want to avoid. I am not saying that you cannot drink any alcoholic drinks at all. The best approach that you can do is to drink a cup of water for every cup of alcoholics that you drinks as it will helps to reduce bad breath. It will also be useful if you have some mint sweets with you so that it will cover the odour in your mouth after you drink.

These are the 3 simple bad breath remedies that you can use to relief your condition.  Bad breath can be prevented and cured if you are willing to put a little time and effort to apply the 3 simple remedies that is being explained. Do try it today and you will be one step nearer towards eliminating your bad breath.

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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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How do you get rid of bad breath?

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AmandaHugNKiss asked:

I was in the singles and dating section and someone was talking about severe halitosis (bad breath). How does one get rid of awful awful breath? And if a person is going out on a date, what is the best breath freshener out there?

Rapid Cure for Bad Breath

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Bad Breath Natural Treatment

David Klein asked:

Bad breath is termed as halitosis, and odor-producing bacteria that grow in our mouth and produce bad odors. The reason that gives rise to these bacteria is improper care of teeth and mouth. If we do not brush our teeth properly and remove the food particles from the mouth and between the teeth, bacteria start growing on these food particles. These bacteria release a sulfur compounds that is mainly responsible for bad breath. Therefore, one must clean his/her mouth and teeth properly with brush or dental floss if needed. Bad breath is a common and at times temporarily caused due to dryness of mouth, hunger, stress and intake of foods like onion, garlic or smoking. The best remedy is to brush the teeth after intake of certain food items, and cleaning the mouth properly after each meal. This would ensure that the odor-producing bacteria do not get harbour to grow at all and thereby no generation of bad breath.

The cure of bad breath is simple and much to do with awareness and precaution on the part of person suffering from bad breath. The remedies are natural, easy to follow and all means are available at home. The easiest and ever time step to be taken to overcome the bad breath is to chew peppermint, so when the mouth does not give the feeling of freshness, chewing peppermint in any form is helpful, example chewing gum. A person who suffers from constant bad breath should take a pumpkin daily to overcome the problem of bad breath, and should gurgle with salty water as frequent as possible. Taking one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before having a meal is very effective in combating the growth of bacteria that leads to bad breath.

Cleaning the mouth and teeth properly is the ideal step, and brushing the teeth with baking soda has proved its effectiveness in combating bad breath. Water intake must be taken into consideration as insufficient intake of water also leads to the problem of bad breath. A widely recommended home remedy is blanch Thyme-Leaved Savory and gurgle. This helps immensely in overcoming the bad breath and prevents the generation of bad breath. Drinking of chamomile tea is also very effective in keeping the bad breath in check if taken on regular basis.

Other home remedies you should try:

? To treat halitosis, chew on fresh parsley

? Mix water with a drop of oregano oil in and drink it.

? For better breath chew on mint leaves

? Gargle baking soda in water.

? Drink a hot cup of green tea. You should notice the change immediately.

? Chew on sunflower seeds and then wash your mouth with water.

? Mix a half of lemon juice with lukewarm water and wash your mouth with it.

? Use baking soda as a tooth paste.

? Chamomile tea is as good as the green tea. Just drink it while it’s hot.

? Gargle salty water if you didn’t like the baking soda advice.

Bad breath is not a serious problem, but it causes discomfort to the person having it and people around. So, one must be careful about and it, and must consult a doctor if nothing seems to help in long run.

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Treating Your Bad Breath

Francis Hesse asked:

Treatment for bad breath must address the source of the problem. Addressing the problem involves thorough cleaning of the mouth, throat and nasal areas. This has to be accomplished with special toothpaste, mouth rinse and nasal and throat sprays. Treatment depends on the underlying causes so eliminating the causes will in theory take care of the bad breath. However, in some cases, you may need to see a Dentist to identify the causes and treat the halitosis.

Mouth wash and fresheners make a great deal of sense. There could something especially aromatic in food that you eat away from home, or perhaps you are partial to garlic and onions. It is rare to have friends and family muster the courage to tell you that you may have halitosis, though this will not be the case with even the friendliest dentist. Mouth fresheners that you can buy without prescriptions do not constitute bad breath treatment in any case. Temporary relief is simply not good enough if the problem recurs often, or if it seems unrelated to food habits.

A dentist will need to make a thorough examination of the insides of your mouth, to determine whether you have halitosis, before deciding on a course of bad breath treatment to deal with the specifics of your case. Sometimes, just drinking water frequently, or chewing gum may suffice to deal with a dry mouth, which concentrates malodorous substances in exhaled breath. Children may often be guilty of improper brushing, though adults can be careless in this respect as well. Removing stale coating from the tongue, and dislodging pieces of food stuck between teeth, are other personal habits which may suffice by way of bad breath treatment. A dentist can also remove accumulated plaque, deal with diseases of the gums, and prescribe antibiotics, as forms of bad breath treatment.

Bad Breath Treatment beyond Your Mouth

Dentists cannot manage all cases of halitosis on their own. Gum diseases can be quite deep seated, and may need reference to a specialist in this field. However, not all cases of bad breath originate inside the mouth. A dentist may send a patient with halitosis to a physician to deal with a systemic cause. Ketones are smelly chemicals, which are excreted through urine, perspiration, and through exhaled breath as well. Ketones build up in blood to levels which result in halitosis if a person has diabetes, has been starving, or has inadequate carbohydrate intake. Ketosis can be life threatening, so halitosis may be an indication of a serious medical condition. That is why every case of persistent bad breath deserves professional attention.

Fortunately, bad breath treatment is relatively simple once the underlying cause has been determined. However, it can recur if a patient does not follow prescriptions, or change personal habits which lead to the problem. Bad breath may develop at any time, so being free of it at one point of time does not rule out the possibility of developing it later. It is best to ask an intimate friend or a member of the family to check periodically, and to keep every appointment with a dentist.

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