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12 Home Remedies To Cure And Prevent Halitosis

Home Remedies To Cure And Prevent Halitosis

Halitosis is the medical term for what we simply refer to as bad breath. Often considered normal and just a part of life, halitosis is not something you should live with. About 20% of the population in general suffer this problem and apart from just being socially or even personally repulsive, bad breath is symbolizes bad health! It is the third most common dental care issue after tooth decay and gum inflammation issues.


The common causes of halitosis emerge from carelessness and lack of hygiene. Here are the factors that lead to bad breath so that you know and can avoid them:
• Lack of oral care, letting germ build up and not brushing and flossing when required.
• Food like onions and garlic and beverages like coffee and alcohol.
• Smoking.
• Medicines that include nitrates and phenothiazines.
• Medical conditions like dry mouth, sinusitis, diabetes and bronchitis.


Halitosis is a simple and common problem and has simple and natural remedies too! Here is a list of 12 natural remedies that won’t fail in helping you get rid of bad breath:

1. Green Tea

The antioxidants in green tea fight the odor causing bacteria in the mouth, thereby preventing foul smell.

Green tea

2. Water

Increase your water intake so that you can flush out all the toxins in your stomach and bacteria in your mouth. Keep drinking water from time to time so that the bacteria does not get the chance to build up. This will help you prevent the bad breath that has its origin in your digestive system.


3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Just one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water is enough to kill all the bacteria if you use it as a mouthwash and gargle in it for just 20-30 seconds!

Apple cider vinegar

4. Baking Soda And Zinc

Use a pinch of baking soda with your toothpaste. This balances the pH level in the mouth thereby making the acidity of your mouth unfavorable for the growth of bacteria. Use a toothpaste that contains zinc.

Baking soda and zinc

5. Tea Tree Oil

There are two ways in which you can use this very effective oil. You can either simply put a drop of tea tree oil on your toothpaste and brush with it or you can make a mouthwash with 3-5 drops of tea tree oil in a cup of warm water and gargle with it after each meal if possible.

Tea tree oil

6. Citrus Fruits For Dry Mouth

If the bad breath is due to dry mouth, eat fruits rich in citric acid to stimulate saliva secretion.

Citrus fruits for dry mouth

7. Avocados

Eating avocados helps you get rid of intestinal waste thereby making your system clean enough to not be a cause of bad breath.


8. Parsley

Eating parsley improves digestion and absorbs up the intestinal gas thereby keeping your system clean and mouth free from odor. Even if you just chew the parsley, the chlorophyll in it acts a mild antiseptic that kills the odor causing bacteria in your mouth. So chew well for a long time before swallowing.


9. Herbs

Herbs like spearmint, parsley and tarragon are natural mouth-fresheners that alleviate the odor of halitosis. Chewing cardamom seeds or sunflower seeds also work the same wonder.


10. Vegetables And Fruit Juices

Increase your healthy fruits and vegetables intake to keep your system clean and your mouth fresh naturally.

Vegetables and fruit juices

11. Hydrogen Peroxide

Use a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash before and after brushing your teeth.

Hydrogen peroxide

12. Chewing Gum

Chew some sugarless gum to keep the salivary glands active and prevent bacteria formation.

Chewing gum

Bad breath is not only embarrassing to live with, it also gives a poor impression about your personal sense of hygiene. So use these simple home remedies and keep halitosis at bay.

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