Cure Bad Breath

 Cure Bad Breath

Have you ever heard from one of your friends that he/she broke up because of bad breath of the partner? A study conducted in United Kingdom revealed that at least 9% of relationships are broken over bad breath. Isn’t it surprising that a problem with many simple solutions leads to such a disaster? So what are the simple solutions?
Wait a minute. First of all check your breath. Place your hand near your mouth and breathe out. Do you smell bad breath? Alternatively, lick the backside of your hand with your tongue and smell it after 3 seconds? Does it smell bad? How about your floss? Does it smell bad? If yes, you have bad breath situation to deal with before it leads to a disaster, in your social life as well as in your career.
Causes of Bad Breath
Generally, bacteria forming in the mouth cause bad breath. According to a study 80% of the bad breaths are caused by oral factor i.e. cavities, gum diseases, unclean dentures, food particles etc. Some medical conditions like acid reflux, respiratory tract infections, liver disease and diabetes can also cause bad breath.
We are all concerned about good looks and perfect dressing with great smelling perfumes but most of the times we do not take a moment to check our bad breath which can be a total spoiler. There are so many simple solutions for bad breath that you will be surprised why you haven’t tried it so far?
You can find most of the solutions out of your day to day kitchen ingredients. Check the following list:
Salt or Lemon Rinse
One of the most effective and oldest remedy to bad breath is salt or lemon rinse. It kills the bacteria in your mouth as well as cures gum infections, if you have any. Just take a cup of warm water and half tea spoon of salt or 1 lemon and mix them and rinse your mouth with it before going to bed.
Baking Soda Gargling
Baking soda is not only an effective teeth whitener but also a good mouth-cleaner. Put 1 tea-spoon of baking soda in warm water and gargle with it or use a toothpaste containing baking soda. It prevents odour-causing bacteria formation in mouth.
Cloves and Cardamom
Both cardamom and clove are effective in bad breath situation. Keep any one of the aromatic ingredient in your mouth for some time (like a gum). It will also protect you from toothaches, sore gums and oral ulcers. On the other hand, you should avoid using them in excessive quantity because sometimes it can cause problems like mouth ulcers.
Yogurt
Yogurt has probiotics qualities like acidophilus. It can cure bad breath within seconds but you have to eat it every day. It prevents odour-causing bacteria formation in mouth.
Mint Leaves and Sunflower Seeds
Everybody use mint for fresh breath. However chewing on mint leaves is or eating sunflower seeds (with a glass of water) is even better. They not only cleanse the mouth but also spread fresh scent in the mouth.
Pineapple Juice
Because of its high acidic content, pineapple juice can prevent bacteria formation on gums and tongue and helps removing bad breath.
Fenugreek Tea
Fenugreek is an herb. Simmer 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes (and do not add sugar), strain it before consumption and there you go! It’s a great remedy for bad breath. Also, any unsweetened tea will help in this matter.
Drink Lots of water
It is the simplest thing to do. A lot of water will keep your body, mouth and stomach hydrated so odour-causing bacteria will be prevented from forming. It has a lot of other health benefits as well.
There a few things that you should avoid in order to prevent bad breath. They are contributing factors for it.
Avoid Sugar
Sugar is the biggest enemy to oral health. It creates cavities and a lot of bad breath so avoid sugar as much as possible. And things that stay longer in your mouth, such as candies, cookies and other sweet treats, should be avoided. Brown sugar is a good alternative to normal sugar however reduce it to minimum.
Avoid Constipation
People with constipation have higher risk of bad breath. So drink a lot of water and increase you intake of fibre. Regular exercise is also helpful in preventing constipation.
Taking a good care of oral hygiene is essential in this matter. Mouth wash is temporary solution so brush your teeth twice and floss it regularly. And don’t forget to visit your dentist regularly.

Damien Peters

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