3 home remedies to help battle bad breath

November 3, 2015

Bad breath (or, halitosis) is a condition that many people can't avoid. It's unnecessary to invest in expensive, store-bought mouth rinses and toothpastes to battle bad breath when it arises. Here are several home remedies you can try to get rid of bad breath on your own at home.

3 home remedies to help battle bad breath

1. Drink herbal tea

  • Herbal teas have polyphenols in them, which are compounds that are known to battle the growth of bacteria in the mouth that are commonly believed to be the cause of bad breath.
  • Try drinking a fresh cup of herbal tea two to three times daily, in addition to your normal tooth-brushing routine, and you could experience a drastic decrease of bad breath from bacteria.
  • Another herb that contains bad-breath fighting ingredients is alfalfa, which can be turned into tea like any other herb.
  • Alfalfa has a high level of chlorophyll in it, which helps fight bad breath in the mouth and clean out any toxins in the gut that might be causing unpleasant odours in the mouth.

2. Drink water

  • Experts believe that dehydration can cause bad breath, since having dry mouth allows small microbes in the mouth to feed on food particles there, causing odour-releasing byproducts.
  • Saliva is the natural combatant to this type of bad breath, and people who don't drink enough water aren't able to produce enough saliva to wash these microbes away.
  • Try drink eight glasses of water a day to wash away dead microbes and ensure your body is producing enough saliva.
  • Not only will your breath smell better, but you'll also feel better all around, too.

3. Try apple cider vinegar

  • Apple cider vinegar has long been known as one of the world's best cleansing products. Thus, it's no surprise that it's a trusted cure for bad breath as well.
  • If you're experiencing bad breath, try gargling a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a half a cup of water twice a day.
  • Or, if you can stomach in, drink a straight tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning.
  • Apple cider vinegar has natural acids in it that kill bacteria in the mouth and throat, getting rid of the organisms that make your breath smell unpleasant.
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