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

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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?

  5. on said:

    First, I'd like to thank you guys for all these good suggestions. After two years for the first time I got my fresh breath back. Simply by using Baking Soda, my bad breath problem was solved. Love you guys!

  6. on said:

    Have you done tonsillectomy? You might have an infection in your oral cavity, it causes bad breath too. Visit your nearest ENT specialist ASAP!

  7. on said:

    For bad breath, use baking soda to brush and gargle both in the morning and at night. Drink a glass of water mixed with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Trust me it helps

  8. on said:

    Hi, l suffer from bad breath and it is now affecting my work and social life. Please help. #desperate

  9. on said:

    I recommend you brush your teeth and tongue with a good tooth paste then gargle and take some baking soda and swish it around in the mouth then scrub your tongue with baking soda. Do it in the morning and at night and let me know how this works.

  10. on said:

    The best ever cure is solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and warm water 50/50. Swish around your mouth and gargle, then spit, NEVER swallow! Trust me it works! Best of luck :)

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