Home Remedies and Natural Cures

Bad Breath Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of Bad Breath

Bad Breath, also known as Halitosis, is a condition almost everyone has experienced some time in their life. A simple way to check for bad breath is to cup your hands over your mouth and nose, give a puff as if blowing into a balloon, and then quickly sniff your breath. If you have bad breath, you will be able to tell based on the smell.

In most cases, bad breath is not serious, but it can lead to significant embarrassment and self-consciousness. In rare situations, halitosis can be a sign of a more serious problem. Therefore, if you have tried all of our bad breath remedies without any success, it is best to see your doctor or dentist to make sure there is not some more serious cause.

Causes of Bad Breath

Almost everything we put into our mouth, particulary food and drink, can make it smell less pleasant. For the majority of people, the most frequent cause of bad breath is associated with bacteria that live in the mouth, particularly on the tongue. This bacteria can build-up as a result of poor oral hygiene and a lack of flossing.

The most common triggers of Bad Breath include:

  • food, particulary 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 and Natural Cures for Bad Breath

Bad Breath Home Remedy Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has recently been used as an effective mouthwash that provides long-lasting relief from bad breath. Simply dilute 1/2 tablespoon of the vinegar into a glass of water and gargle it in your mouth for 10 seconds at a time.

Bad Breath Home Remedy Using Baking Soda

Baking soda is a fantastic remedy for bad breath, since it changes the pH (acidity) level in your mouth, which results in a less friendly environment for 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, since this helps dislodge many odorous particles that contribute to bad breath.

Herbal Remedy for Bad Breath with Tea Tree Oil

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.

NOTE: It is important that you always spit out the Tea Tree Oil mouthwash or toothpaste. Never swallow it.

Natural Remedy for Bad Breath Using Citrus Fruits

Bad breath is often simply the result of a dry mouth. If this is the case, 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. At the same time, the tangy taste of such fruits leaves the mouth smelling fresh.

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  1. on said:

    I have bad breath! Please guide me with some good tips.

  2. on said:

    I have bad breath and urinary infection. I was treated for stricture of the urethra, but I still have pain and an infection, and some blood drops when I pass urine. How can I treat this? I also have very bad breath from my mouth. I once took Bactrim, which helped me, but it's a strong antibiotic so I don't want to take it too often.

  3. on said:

    The secret to fresh breath is clean teeth and gums. This treatment has worked for me:

    1) Buy a medical suction equipment (I use Liberty 7EA Phlegm Suction), tubing and a nozzle small enough to suck the grime from the gumline. A Yankauer suction tube may work.

    2) Brush and floss as usual. Then use the medical suction to "vacuum" all the grime from your tongue and teeth and gumline. Position nozzle at an angle and not perpendicular to the surface being cleaned. Repeat three times for a really clean sweep. Do this before bedtime and once more before leaving home in the morning.

    3) Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)is an antioxidant and supplement must be taken if this is not available from diet. I use chewables with 180mg each tablet. Try to "melt" one tablet after the suction session. You may wish to gargle once the tablet is gone. This can also be used if you need to freshen breath quickly.

    4) Include this in your daily oral cleaning regimen and there's 100% guarantee you'll be astounded with the results. Within 3 days, you will feel and smell the difference.

    5) For those who try, please let me know of your results in this website.

    6) Oh, I forgot, you must clean the tubing by letting water flow through it after you use it. Leave the tube hanging and unrolled. Do not let stagnant water accumulate in the tube or you will get biofilms sticking inside the tubes. If you do, a simple string tied to a small bunch of cotton will do the trick. Let the machine suck the cotton (wet) and just pull it back to "scrape" the insides of the tube.

    Let me know of your success people.

  4. on said:

    @ Mr.T, I think you should give a try to Apple Cider Vinegar remedy. Try gargling with ACV water ( 1/2 tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in a glass of water) three to four times daily and drink one glass of ACV water half hour before or after the dinner. It can help with many digestive issues. Also it's known to help with lowering high blood pressure levels. I hope it helps!

  5. on said:

    I m suffering from Bb from so many years and analyse that it may be beccause of stomach problem bcz my digestive system is very week I usually don't do breakfast ,urine comes very much but my odour is not always it some time disappear nd some time come very much so plz someone tell me wats can I do for this problem which medicine I will take plz suggest me thank you

  6. on said:

    do i have to use this methods above for life? or once in a while?

  7. on said:

    I found out that no amount of brushing, flossing and mouthwash was completely taking my problem away. Then I read about Tonsil stones. Especially if you have sinus issues, nasal drip,etc., look for tonsil stones. They smell horrible. They need to be taken out. Try the ACV gargle that people wrote about. It helps. Talk to an ENT specialist about how to get the tonsil stones out. Hope this helps. Probiotics also helps, as does gargling with diluted hydrogen peroxide.

  8. on said:

    @R. Jackson and Asha, I think there's some underlying issue for bad breath in your case. I used to have bad breath and I tried everything in the world to no vail. I later found out that it was due to intestinal parasites and after the treatment bad breadth was completely gone. I drank 1tsp Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in a cold glass of water twice daily as part of the treatment. Try drinking ACV water twice daily, it might help you too. @Asha, in your case it seems like Sinusitis might be the culprit for bad breath. Try focusing on treating sinus infection and see if it helps! I know how horrible life is with Bad breath! Good luck!

  9. on said:

    I have suffered from severe halitosis fro 13 years now. I have tried EVERYTHING and I'm not exaggerating. I currently tried ORAMD, chlorophyll, apple cider vinegar, peroxide, Thereabreath, Profresh, and the list goes on and on. I've gone to the dentist and they say they can't smell my breath. I have my teeth cleaned every 3 months...please someone help me

  10. on said:

    M 19 years old girl, I have a bad breath problem from past 2 years. In many situation I just keep quite because of my bad breath. I consulted a dentist he recommended me a mouthwash but it does not work. I have sinus problem too. Please help me to get rid of this problem instantly. This is really shamfull for me.

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