Bad breath? I give you some “home-made” solutions.

A large number of people suffered from bad breath and they are not realizing it themselves until someone pointed it up to them. Everyone gets bad breath sometime and here are some alternative methods of fighting it before you would run to your dentist.

Some alternative home made solutions to fight bad breath:

  • Herbs

Instead of toting around breath mints to fight bad breath after a meal, carry a tin or baggie of herbs such as mint (the real one), thyme, fennel, cinnamon, anise, or cloves. Chew any of these after meals to fight bad breath.

  • Baking soda

You know baking soda as an ingredient in recipes, however it is also used in laundry and refrigerators to combat odor. Use it orally to fight bad breath. Simply add some to your toothbrush, add a little water, scrub and rinse.

  • Salt water

Rinse your mouth out with warm water and salt. This is also a remedy used to help get rid of a sore throat.

  • Lemon or lime water

Rinse your mouth out and gargle some lemon or lime juice mixed with warm water

  • Essential oils

Essential oils are plant extracts which means you’re getting a strong concentration of the plant’s benefits. Many essential oils have qualities that can fight bad breath. One home remedy is to add a few drops of tea tree oil to your toothpaste before brushing. For mouth wash, add one drop of Myrrh oil to warm water.

  • Parsley or mint

When parsley or mint is used as a garnish, there is a reason for that. It is also meant to be eaten to help fight bad breath from odorous meals. This bad breath home remedy
has been used for thousands of years.

  • Apple cider vinegar

For such an odd smelling liquid, vinegar has many uses and can help cure quite a few ailments as already reveled in one of my earlier posts. Add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to your water and drink it at least once per day. This will work for loosing some weight too :) .

 

And here you go some ineffective solutions that probably won’t work:

  • Overusing mouthwash

This can actually make your bad breath worse by contributing to a dry mouth.

  • ¬†Breath mints

This method of fighting bad breath only masks the problem  and can contribute to tooth decay which also creates bad breath.

  • Chewing gum

Chewing gum, like breath mints, is not good for fighting bad breath since it only hides the smell. A better alternative to gum is water as a method of avoiding dry mouth.

 

And at last let me share the favorite motto of a friend with you:

“When your mouth stink onions, you can always take that smell away with some garlic!” :D

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