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What are different home remedies for bad breath? – Part 2

Introduction :
– Bad breath is an embarrassing problem.
– An unusual breath odor may be a sign of illness.
– bad breath is medically termed halitosis.
– It is usually related to poor oral hygiene or poor digestion, sometimes both.

The illness includes:
– a herpes infection of the mouth,
– diabetes,
– postnasal drip,
– tonsillitis,
– sinusitis,
– dental infection,
– strep throat,
– liver or kidney failure,
– a lung abscess.

Causes of Bad Breath
– Food, particularly those high in protein
– Not eating breakfast
– Smoking
– Antihistamines and other drugs or medications
– Sinus problems
– Mouth sores
– Tooth infections or gum disease (gingivitis)
– Stress
– Dehydration
– Significant talking
– Zinc deficiency
– Gastrointestinal disorders (indigestion or stomach problems)
– Serious illnesses such as cancer, tuberculosis, or syphillis

Home Remedies for Bad Breath
– Baking soda is a fantastic remedy for bad breath.
– It changes the pH (acidity) level in your mouth.
– This provides an environment that is not friendly odor-causing bacteria.
– Simply add some baking soda onto your toothbrush, brush with it, and then rinse with water.
– Another option is to purchase toothpastes that already contain a small amount of baking soda.
– It is also important to brush the top of your tongue with your toothbrush every morning.
– This helps dislodge many odorous particles that contribute to bad breath.
– 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.
– Bad breath is often simply the result of a dry mouth.
– Simply eating a citrus fruit that is high in citric acid (such as an orange, lemon, or grapefruit) can help improve your breath significantly.
– The acid in such fruits stimulates the saliva, which helps suppress some of the odor-causing bacteria.
– The tangy taste of such fruits leaves the mouth smelling fresh.
– Try probiotics tablets .
– Daily consumption of unheated extra virgin olive oil has helped me against bad breath and smell from nose.

General Home Remedies
– Brush your teeth with baking soda or lemon juice (i prefer lemon juice).
– Brush your tongue.
– Gargle your mouth with salt water.
– Avoid cheese.
– Cheese forms a layer on the tongue and makes the breath smell.
– Gargle your mouth with water before every meal.
– Brush your teeth after every meal.
– The pieces of food you chew may get stuck on your teeth and so eliminate them by brushing.
– Go to visit a dentist if the smell is consistent and more.
– Avoid sweet foods and if eaten wash your mouth immediately so that they are not accumulated in the dentures.
– Try Listerine and other mouthwashes.
– One can also have cardamom seeds, cloves or a mouth freshner like betel nuts which freshens up the mouth and also improves digestion.

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