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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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