Everybody has had bad breath at one time or another. Bad breath is something that everyone will experience at some point. Bad breath is embarrassing for those who have it, and it can be uncomfortable for those who have to smell it. What causes bad breath? And how can you get rid of it without spending a lot of money?
It is most often caused by poor oral hygiene. Bad breath can be caused by bacteria, food particles trapped between teeth, plaque, and food stuck on the tongue. Bad breath can be caused by eating foods with strong natural odors, such as garlic, onions, and pepperoni. Bad breath can be caused by smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee, and smoking cigars.
Bad breath can also be caused by certain medical conditions. These include, but are not limited, to: constipation, diabetes and tooth decay, gum disease and oral thrush. Bad breath can also be caused by certain medications such as antihistamines and antibiotics.
What to do?
Bad breath can be eliminated by simply chewing a piece or chewing a mint. It might take longer to get rid of bad breath if it is not due to the food you ate. There are many home remedies to combat bad breath. After you have eaten, drank, or smoked, rinse your mouth with water for a few minutes.
Parsley is a popular home remedy to bad breath. It naturally freshens your breath. Take a handful of raw parsley and chew it thoroughly. You can also make a parsley mouthwash. Simply chop 3 sprigs and add it to 2 cups boiling water. Let it steep for 15 to 20 minutes, then strain it. After it cools, rinse your mouth with it and then gargle. These two methods can be combined with Eucalyptus leafs.
Bad breath can also be prevented by certain spices. After eating foods with strong natural odors, chew some cloves, fennel, cardamom, or anise seeds. Fenugreek tea is said to be excellent for removing bad breath.
Mix 1 teaspoonful of fenugreek seed with 1 liter of water. Let it simmer for 15 minutes on low heat. Strain the mixture and enjoy. Drink lots of fresh, raw fruits & vegetables. Bad breath can be prevented by eating an apple per day. Nature’s toothbrush is raw fruits and vegetables. They help eliminate stray food particles as well as harmful bacteria.
Bad breath can be combated by drinking green vegetable juices.
Bad breath does not have to be embarrassing. You can take steps to alleviate your bad breath at home. If you’ve tried everything, even proper oral hygiene and home remedies, and still have bad breath you should see your doctor. You may have a serious medical condition. Bad breath can be controlled in any case.