Home Remedies for 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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