Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Bad breath also called halitosis is very embarrassing.The causes of bad breath may be due to poor oral hygiene, diet, infection of the gums,respiratory tract infection, dry mouth,tobacco products,diseases,certain foods like onion and garlic,indigestion, sinus infection and many more.

Maintaining oral hygiene helps to reduce or eliminate bad breath.

Brush your teeth properly twice a day to remove any food debris. Clean between your teeth as food particles trapped between the teeth begins to rot after a few hours and causes bad breath. So rinse your mouth well after every meal. Gargle a bit vigorously, forcing water between your teeth and squishing it to the back and sides.

Clean your tongue with your toothbrush gently.

Have a regular check up with your dentist once in 6 months.

Drink plenty of water. It prevents your mouth from drying and will help to keep it moist. Moreover water helps to flush out toxins from our body.

Some Natural Home remedies to get rid of  Bad breath are listed below

Chew fennel seeds, cardamom seeds or mint to get rid of bad breath.

Chew 2 cloves after meals to freshen your breath.

Chewing tender guava leaves helps to get rid of bad breath.

Boil guava leaves in water for 10 minutes. After it cools, filter it and use that water as a mouthwash.

Chew parsley leaves to get rid of bad breath. You can boil few sprigs of parsley and 2-3 cloves in 2 cups of water. After it cools, strain it and use it to gargle several times a day.

Gargle with salt (rock salt) water every night after meals.

These home remedies are only temporarily treatments that mask bad breath. If bad breath persists, inspite of following the above remedies, visit your dentist, identify the underlying cause of bad breath and take needed treatment for permanent solution.