Bad breath is embarrassing to everyone. Nobody wants to smell your noxious fumes. Here are 10 easy solutions you can do every day and get rid of bad breath forever.
Brush Bad Breath Away
Brushing and flossing isn’t just good for your teeth and gums, it also removes bad breath. Good oral hygiene is the most important. It helps eliminate the bacteria that lives in your mouth. Be sure to also thoroughly clean your tongue and follow each cleaning with a shot of chlorine dioxide mouthwash.
Green vegetables contain chlorophyll, which helps freshen your breath. Steer clear of foods with strong smells, and limit alcohol, caffeine and dairy products.
More Saliva Please
Saliva is the key. Dry or semi-dry mouth is no good. Chewing fresh guava leaves or sugar-free gum after meals helps clean your teeth and stimulate more saliva in your mouth. When you can’t brush after you eat, foul-smelling volatile sulphur compounds build up. So, swish some water in your mouth until you can get to brush your teeth.
Drown Those Germs
Saliva is your friend. Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth from drying out. A dry mouth is a breeding ground for bad breath.
Smoking Equals Bad Breath
If you’re a smoker, bad breath is guaranteed. Smoking dries out your mouth quickly. See previous tip. Adding tar and nicotine to the mix makes an already unpleasant odor worse. If you want fresher breath, get rid of those cigarettes.
Natural Breath Mints
The oils in many herbs and spices help destroy odorous bacteria. If you’re not a parsley fan, try coriander or cilantro, cardamom, cinnamon eucalyptus, rosemary, spearmint or tarragon.
Chew Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables
Crunchy fruits and vegetables, like apples, pears, carrots and cucumbers are an important part of a balanced diet, as these foods increase saliva. Remember, saliva is the excellent bacteria rinse agent!
Drink Green Tea
Green tea contains catechin. This powerful antioxidant destroys bad breath.
Similar to green tea, the probiotics or good bacteria in yogurt knocks out bad bacteria and smelly odors.
Check Your Medications
The medications you take could be causing your bad breath. Some drugs for allergies, depression, and high-blood pressure can give you a major case of foul mouth odor. Talk to your doctor about potential alternatives.
Follow good oral hygiene practices daily, keep your mouth moist and clean, and banish bad breath forever.