Many people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath, due to bad oral hygiene and bacteria in the mouth. Halitosis is different from morning breath in the fact that it is very prominently distinguishable. Here is a list of 10 easy, natural remedies that help put a stop to chronic bad breath and help the overall health of your mouth.
Drink Adequate Water
When you don’t drink, your mouth gets dry, and mild bad breath can turn into the horrendous bad breath. When you are dehydrated, so is your mouth.
Biotene is a hydrating mouthwash that fights dry mouth. It keeps your mouth moisturized and therefore, helps with halitosis. Biotene also comes in lozenges, which are more convenient for when you are on the road or at work.
Stop Drinking Energy Drinks and Heavily Caffienated Drinks
This is a hard one for many people because this day and age we are always on the go and essentially mobile from the time we get up until we go to sleep, that is, if we sleep. College students, mothers, and full-time workers know exactly what I mean. However, heavily caffeinated drinks also cause dry mouth and the sugar in them forms plaque on the gums and teeth and can promote tooth decay, which worsens halitosis.
Yoga for Halitosis
This is a strange one that I am not familiar with, but many people claim that yoga can have a positive effect on people with halitosis.
Keep Your Mouth Nice and Clean
Kick Halitosis in the rear by making oral hygiene part of your daily
schedule for 2-3 times a day. By cleaning your teeth and your tongue, you are getting the plaque and nastiness out and replacing it with freshness and cleanness.
Baking soda has long been revered as one of the best, most effective ways of freshening just about everything… including your mouth. Now Arm & Hammer makes a toothpaste with baking soda as the main ingredient. However, you don’t have to shell out 6$ just to get a decent dose of baking soda, if you have some in your cabinet, you just pour a little into your hand and dip your wet toothbrush into it, then brush.
Investing in Some Plant Matter
Veggies with chlorophyll can promote a healthy mouth. Eating enough vegetables and fruits can play a big part in halitosis. If you can’t eat a lot of fresh vegetables, try getting some chewable chlorophyll tablets. They work great and are very cost efficient.
Now I’m Feeling So Fly Like A Cheesestick
Did you know that cheese actually freshens your breath? Unlike other milk products that can leave your breath smelling sour and acrid, cheese helps by fighting plaque and helps give you a fresh mouth while enjoying a delicious snack.
The Candy-Cane Cure
As you know, peppermint is a widely used cure-all for mouth problems. Although it is still somewhat effective, it’s best to ditch the Candy-Canes and instead, chew on peppermint leaves.
Pro-fresh is an at home dental treatment that helps cure halitosis. This treatment utilizes chlorine dioxide. Treatments don’t take long, so you’re able to do it right before you start your day effortlessly with no hassles.