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what is a natural cure for bad breath?

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pinkpiggies13 asked:

what is something that i can find around the kitchen that will cure bad breath. i don’t have a chronic bad breath, i just want something that will freshen it up.

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Why Some Foods May be a Natural Cure for Bad Breath

Jason Davidson asked:

If you’re one of the many thousands of people who suffer from chronic bad breath on a regular basis, chances are you’ve likely tried lots of those conventional so-called bad breath remedies in an attempt to cure your halitosis problem.

However, despite what they might say in their sales hype, you may have already discovered for yourself that many of these products unfortunately fail to live up to their claims.

In fact, this might well be the very reason for the increase in popularity in recent years of more unusual bad breath treatments and solutions, such as herbal preparations and home concoctions. More and more people are now turning their back on traditional oral hygiene products in favor of more unusual methods.

And a quick trawl online through various bad breath support forums would seem to suggest that some people are indeed experiencing success using less conventional methods of treatment.

it’s easy to understand the appeal of finding a really good natural cure for bad breath. For a start, it means you’re not subecting your body to any harsh chemicals or medications which may prove to be habit-forming at a later date.

And they’re also often much cheaper than many expensive over-the-counter-products, the costs of which can soon mount up when you have to keep using them on a regular basis just to keep your smelly breath at bay.

One particular way in which some people are attempting to cure bad breath naturally is through the use of foods.

Generally speaking, there are 3 main categories of foods which some people suggest can help to eliminate halitosis. These are:

1. Fiber-rich crunchy fruit and vegetables – eating crunchy fruit and veggies such as apples, carrots and celery can help to stimulate the production of saliva in your mouth. This is especially important from a bad breath point of view as a dry mouth is one of the factors that can cause your mouth to smell.

You may not be aware, but the number one cause of bad breath is bacteria that you have in your mouth. When aggravated, these bacteria can multiply in excessive numbers and it’s this that frequently leads to bad breath.

And one of the things that these bacteria absolutely love is a dry environment. Therefore, keeping your mouth moist is one of the ways you can keep these bacteria in check.

For the same reason, it’s also important to make sure you keep yourself adequately hydrated by drinking plenty of plain water every day. Many health experts recommend that you should consume about 8 glasses a day for optimum health benefits.

2. Foods high in vitamin C – berries and citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits which contain high levels of vitamin C may help to prevent the development of gingivitis and gum disease, another two things which can contribute to halitosis.

And as an extra bonus, as well as helping to minimize any rotten stenchs coming from your mouth, vitamin C is also a very powerful antioxidant and can help to protect the cells of your body from the damaging effects of harmful free radicals.

3. Yoghurt containing live cultures – a recent dental study found that eating a serving of yoghurt with active cultures every day can help to reduce the amount of odor-causing sulphur dioxide in a person’s mouth.

Lower incidences of gum diease and plaque build up were also reported among the study’s participants.

Well, the jury might still out on whether these foods can with absolute certainty help to cure bad breath. But if you’ve already tried conventional treatments in the past without success, then you might well want to give them a go.

After all, you’ve really got nothing to lose – except your bad breath, that is!

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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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what is a natural cure for bad breath?

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mooman17 asked:

does anyone know of a natural cure to cure for bad breath? like a food or something? i would just use gum, but i dont have that much cash.

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