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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:

    For bad breath, mix 2 tsps of bicarbonate of soda, the juice of 1 lime or lemon and then add a 1/4 cup of water. Floss, brush your teeth, use a tongue scraper, then swish and gargle the above mix. Make sure you gargle and swish the solution around in your mouth well - for at least 20 to 30 seconds. Spit it out. This really works.

  2. on said:

    @Abdulaziz, how did your daughter use Apple Cider Vinegar? Drinking 1tsp of organic ACV mixed in a big glass of cold water on an empty stomach and brushing my teeth with baking soda helped me with bad breath. If nothing seems to be working, you should take her to the doctor to get her checked because sometimes digestive problems, intestinal parasites, infection or some other serious health condition can cause bad breath. Hope she get better!

  3. on said:

    I have bad breath for 8 years. I have taken lots of medicines but in vain. I visited many dentists and ENT specialists and they said everything is fine. Please tell me the solution for bad breath.

  4. on said:

    My daughter is suffering from bad breath too since she was 8 years old and even after brushing her teeth it smells bad. I don't know where that smell is coming from? I used baking soda, apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and nothing seems to be working. Please help me, what should I do?

  5. on said:

    Guys, thank you all for your posts. You have really changed my life, I am using baking soda as a paste and mouthwash and I do drink some too. Now I am free from bad breath.

  6. on said:

    I SUFFERED FROM BAD BREATH FOR A LONG TIME AND EVERYONE COULD SMELL IT FROM FAR. TO TREAT BAD BREATH, THE FIRST THING IS TO MAKE SURE IT'S NOT FROM INTERNAL PROBLEMS - THE LIVER, KIDNEY, OR LUNG ABNORMALITIES, ULCERS, SINUS, ORAL THRUSH, CANDIDA OF THE MOUTH, OR FUNGAL INFECTION OF THE MOUTH, BY CONFIRMING WITH A DOCTOR. MY IMMUNITY WAS VERY LOW DUE TO POOR DIET, SO I STARTED TO INCLUDE VARIOUS GREEN VEGETABLES, VARIOUS FRUITS AND VITAMIN C ( IT MUST BE FROM FRUITS NOT SUPPLEMENTS). THIS IMPROVED MY TONGUE APPEARANCE ALOT SINCE IT WAS WHITISH AND HAD WHITE PATCHES SURROUNDED BY REDNESS. (GOOGLE TO AVOID THE ONES THAT CAN CAUSE BAD BREATH). I ALSO HAD VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY SO I MADE SURE TO EAT FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN B3, 4, 6, 9, AND 12 TO MAKE SURE I GET ALL WHAT BODY REQUIRES. SO NOW I EAT BALANCED DIET FROM VARIOUS FOODS ESPECIALLY NATURAL FOODS AND AVOID JUNK AND UNHEALTHY DRINKS. EAT SEEDS AND NUTS. I TAKE YOGURT AND DRINK GREEN TEA MIXED WITH LEMON. ( GOOGLE TO KNOW THE SIDE EFFECTS OF GREEN TEA AND DRUG INTERACTION). TRY TO ALWAYS TAKE SUPER FOODS LIKE BARLEY GRASS, AND WHEAT GRASS. A HEALTHY BODY PROMOTES HEALTHY MOUTH. FOR CLEANING MY MOUTH I USE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE TO KILL GERMS AND THEN USE A TOOTHPASTE MADE WITH TEA TREE OIL (FROM DYNAPHARM COMPANY), THEN I USE BAKING SODA TO BRUSH AND AS A MOUTH WASH. NO MORE BAD BREATH! I BRUSH THE TONGUE ALWAYS TOO.

  7. on said:

    I am suffering from bad breath, where can I get baking soda?

  8. on said:

    I'm suffering from bad breath too for so long and even after brushing my teeth it smells bad. I don't know where that bad smell is coming from in my mouth or in my stomach? Please help me. What should I do?

  9. on said:

    Chona, Sometimes bad breath is caused by stomach problems. I tried every kind of breath-fresheners and toothpastes but drinking one tsp of organic Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in a big glass of water in the morning and at night worked for me. ACV balances your ph levels and helps with any bacteria in the stomach which may be causing bad smell. Some people, in the comments, have also suggested drinking 1/2 tsp of baking soda mixed in water once daily for bad breath. However, I have only tried ACV and it helped me. Sometimes, Tonsil stones cause bad smell. Therefore, I suggest drinking organic Apple Cider Vinegar for a few weeks and if it doesn't get better you should get yourself checked for tonsil stones or any hidden cavities in your teeth. Hope it helps!

  10. on said:

    I'm suffering from bad breath too and even after brushing my teeth it smells bad. I don't know where that bad smell is coming from in my mouth and in my stomach?? Please help me. What should I do?


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