9 Bad Breath Remedies

Hello All, today we are going to look at 9 Bad Breath Remedies The medical name for bad breath is Halitosis. Having bad breath is very embarrassing for the sufferer and not very pleasant for anyone you are talking to. It can also be quite embarrassing for people around you. Your family and friends.

What Causes Bad Breath

Bleeding gums

9 ways to cure Bad Breath

My Final Thoughts

What Causes Bad Breath

Poor hygiene is the biggest cause of halitosis,( Bad Breath) if you don’t clean your teeth regularly, this includes doing your gums and tongue.

It’s also very important to floss as this removes particles of food that eventually rot and smell revolting.

Having bad breath can also be a sign of a much bigger problem, gum disease also known as gingivitis. With this condition if it’s not treated it can cause your teeth to fall out because it damages your gums. It’s important to visit your dentist regularly to remove the build up of plaque that causes the gum disease.

Bleeding Gums

Do you suffer from swollen and bleeding gums when you clean your teeth? If you do keep an eye on it. If it persists for a few days it could be the start of gingivitis, which can turn into periodontiti a much more serious condition.

9 ways to cure bad breath

1. Visit the dentist every 4-6 months

One of The best ways to ensure you are keeping up with good oral hygiene is to visit your dentist on a regular basis. If you have seriously bad breath, you should visit your dentist first, to rule out any dental problems. if the dentist believes that the problem is caused from an internal source such as an infection, They may refer you to your doctor or a specialist to help to fix the cause of the problem.

2. Brush your teeth twice a day

Brushing your teeth for a minimum of two minutes at least twice a day to remove the plaque and the foods you have eaten that day. It’s also very important to brush your teeth before going to bed. You can also use baking soda to help to reduce the acidity in the mouth and make it more difficult for the bacteria that cause bad breath to grow.

If you use an electric toothbrush it is already set at 2 minutes.

3. Floss or use an interdental brush

Some people find it difficult to use dental floss a great alternative is to use an interdental brush. Both methods will remove food particles from in between the teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. If the food is not removed, the bacteria will begin to feed on it, causing you to have bad breath.

4. Scrape or brush your tongue

To remove any food residue that may be building up in between your taste buds In the tongue, You can purchase a tool called a tongue scraper, which is available from most drugstores. If you don’t have a tongue scraper, you can use your toothbrush to brush your tongue. It’s best to do it slowly so as not to set off your gag reflex.

5. Use a mouth wash

Please bear in mind that if it’s a dental problem that is causing the bad breath, a mouth wash will only mask the smell and will not cure it. In some cases, mouth washes can actually make a bad breath problem worse by irritating oral tissue.

For an emergency freshen-up, try a quick rinse with a mix of water and a few drops of peppermint oil. Or rinse your mouth with Green or black tea. A study carried out by the University of Illinois at Chicago, rinsing your mouth with green or black tea suppresses the growth of bacteria that cause mouth odors.

 

6. Chew sugarless chewing gum or eat sugarless sweets

Chewing a bit of sugarless gum or Sucking sugarless sweets can help stimulate saliva flow. The saliva will help to wash away food particles from your teeth and bacteria that cause bad breath.

7. Stop smoking

Smoking is a major contributor to bad breath. If you have ever needed a reason to stop, this is a good one. Tobacco dries out the mouth and reduces the amount of saliva, it also leaves a very unpleasant smell that stays even after brushing your teeth. It also causes more plaque to build up and increases the risk of gum disease.

8. Eating apple’s celery or carrots

Snacks such as, fresh fruits and vegetables help to increase your saliva flow between meals to help wash away bacteria from your teeth, tongue and gums that can cause bad breath. These snacks can also help to reduce bad breath caused by hunger. An empty stomach from not eating regular meals can cause smelly breath as acids in the stomach build up.

9. Drink lots of water

Make sure you drink a lot of water, at least 2 liters a day to avoid a dry mouth. Drinking water will help to keep odor under control because it helps to wash away pieces of food and bacteria, the main cause of bad breath. If you have chronic dry mouth or take medications that cause you to have a dry mouth, speak to your dentist about recommending an over-the-counter saliva substitute.

My Final Thoughts

On a final note gingivitis can run in the family, if any of your parents or grandparents suffered with it, it’s more likely that you might as well. Theses 9;ways can help to eradicate the problem of gum disease. Your gums will never grow back but if you stop it, in it’s tracks then you could save your teeth. Better still take the advice given here and look after your smile.

Take great care of yourself because you are worth it.

Lisa.

I wish to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this. If you have a question or a comment then please leave it below. I will always reply to you. I love hearing your thoughts and answering any questions. Do you know anyone else who would benefit from reading this then please feel free to share it.

I’m not a doctor and this does not replace medical advice. It is for informational purposes only.

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4 thoughts on “9 Bad Breath Remedies”

  1. Your article can help me a lot since I know occasionally I have bad breath. After reading your article, I gain a basic knowledge of how to avoid it. Due to skipping a meal can cause bad breath is new to me. Thank you very much. I drink a lot of water every day, that is why occasionally I have no bad breath. My teeth were well taken care of by Dentists since I go for cleaning every quarter. I am interested in finding the kind of brush that can clean out the food from the teeth. I will try to find it in the mall later. I appreciated very much to you for presenting such an informative article to teach me how to avoid long term illness, especially gingivitis.

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    • Hello Stephen,

      Thank you very much for reading and commenting, I’m happy you have found the information useful. The little brushes are a lot easier to use than dental floss. I hope you find them.

      Lisa 

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  2. Bad breath is not something that anyone would want to reckon with and honestly, I have had some bad side of this nasty issue myself. This is why I totally agree with everything you write here about how to deal with bad breath. I like this and I think I will recommend this to more people so they too can read and learn.

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