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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:

    Try Jason Healthy Mouth toothpaste & mouthwash. It has tea tree oil & Cinnamon which helps reduce bad breath. Before you brush, scrape your tongue with dull side of a butter knife or a tongue scraper.

  2. on said:

    Hi, I suffer from tonsil stones and I'm 13. is this bad and how do I get rid of them?

  3. on said:

    Hi, I suffered from Bad Breath for years till I coughed up something small white, tonsil stone shaped. I squashed it and it smelled like poop. Since then I don't have bad breath. So you might want to check your tonsils. Hope this helps!

  4. on said:

    @Barakzaihikmat, bad breath could be caused by poor oral hygiene but there could be other underlying reasons such as stress, sinus infection, gastrointestinal problems, dehydration, zinc deficiency and/or certain medications. If proper cleaning and all other oral remedies are not helping, it is possible in your case it is some internal problem. I used to deal with bad breath and it was due to gastrointestinal problems. And after treating the stomach problem, I have never experienced bad breath. Try drinking one teaspoon of organic Apple Cider vinegar mixed in a big cold glass of water daily. And the other thing which helped me was celery seeds. Taking a quarter teaspoon of celery seeds helps with stomach problems and might help reduce bad breath if it's caused by stomach problems. Drinking lots of water helps too. I hope it helps!

  5. on said:

    I have been suffering from bad breath since10 years. I feel bad for other people around me. I've checked with so many doctors but nobody was able to help me. I stay away from society and friends due to fear of bad smell. I use baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar but it is not helping. Please help me.

  6. on said:

    Try cinnamon powder for bad breath!

  7. on said:

    Chewing on cloves and sweet cardamoms is the best way to get rid of bad breath or to whiten your teeth. Also brushing your teeth with a pinch of charcoal powder helps whiten the teeth.

  8. on said:

    Use Turmeric powder with salt and if you want to whiten your teeth add mustard oil (karwal tel) and brush with this mix everyday.

  9. on said:

    Nora g - for bad breath and teeth whitening, you normally brush your teeth as usual and then put a big pinch of baking soda onto your brush or dip your brush in baking soda powder and brush the teeth with it. It works better, if you can leave the baking soda on for a little bit before rinsing it.

  10. on said:

    Hi carol. Thanks for the information. How do you use the baking soda? Do you mix the baking soda with water and rinse?


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