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Home Remedies for Halitosis

Halitosis is nothing but bad breath. Nearly half the human population suffers from halitosis. It is not only embarrassing but can also be symptom or indication of more serious problem. Regular dental care is the best option. There are many home remedies for halitosis. Lets us discuss about it here.

Limit the garlic as much as possible. Limit high spicy foods. The spices stay longer in the mouth. At times the odor of the spice consumed can stay in the mouth for 24 hours. But this depends on the quantity of the spicy food consumed. More the quantity, longer the odor presence. The odor remains in spite of the brushing. You can avoid hot peppers and onion also.

Salami, pepperoni, and pastrami are spicy deli meats. Limit the intake of these meats. They too leave oil in the mouth for long time which is the reason for bad odor. Incase you go for a place where sweet smelling is required, just avoid these deli meats for 24 hours prior to that.

Say No to cheese, please. Roquefort, camembert, and blue cheese hold the breath and don't go that easily. Other dairy products too have same property; hence limiting the dairy product consumption is best suggested.

Likewise fishes such as tuna, anchovies either consumed as such or taken as topping in pizza too result in bad breath. It is better to avoid them. Better to consume water. Beer, coffee, whisky, wine etc are not recommended as they cause bad breath. These liquids leave a residue that stays in your mouth for longer time by attaching itself with plaque. The residue spews the odor through your breath.

Have a tooth brush ready in your bag wherever you go. Some odors are eliminated by brushing the teeth immediately after the meal, either temporarily or permanently. The root cause of the bad breath problem, halitosis is dead or living bacteria that get struck to your teeth. The films deposition of bacteria is called plaque. At given point of time, nearly 50 trillion bacteria are seen loitering in your mouth, can you imagine? These bacteria feed on the food you eat and liberate foul smelling, thus resulting in halitosis. Hence get rid of these bacteria as much as possible by brushing.

In case brushing is not possible for want of kit, rinse the mouth. Head for the rest room after the meal or party, take mouthful of water, swish the water in the mouth for some, and spit the water out. This helps to reduce the smell to some extent. Consume at least three meals a day. Be aware the halitosis is one of the side effects in fasting and poor diet.

If you are struck in a party and can't leave the place, at least swish and swallow. Sip a glass of water. Circulate the water in the mouth. Then swallow the water. This potential bad breath causing bacteria can be pushed in to the stomach, thus helping to minimize the bad breath.

Minty mouth wash helps. But the effect is only for a short time, let's say 20 minutes. Then the bad breath will come back, making you talk behind the hand. Different types of mouth washes are available in the market. Buy and use them. The mouth wash can be selected based on the color and flavor. Medicine flavored mouth washes are good. They contain oils such as peppermint, eucalyptus, wintergreen, thyme. They contain benzoic acid or sodium benzoate too. Spicy red mouth washes contain zinc compounds. Both these mouth washes neutralize the bad odor produced by the bacteria.

Chewing a mint or gum helps. But like mouthwash the effect is only for short time. These can helps to attend an interview, short car journey with a pal etc. Parsley fights bad breath. You should chew thoroughly the picked parsley.

Certain spices and herbs fight the bad breath naturally. They are such as anise seeds, cloves, and fennel. Hence chew these after odorous meal. Brush the tongue thoroughly. The tiny projections of the tongue can hold millions of bacteria that do the damage and cause bad breath. So follow these simple home remedies for halitosis to get rid of the condition,


Disclaimer: Information provided on this site is for educational purposes. The information in not given as medical advice nor is it intended to propose or offers to propose a cure for any disease or condition. Before starting any medical treatment, please consult your physician.
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