What’s the point of having a white and beautiful smile when your breath stinks like garbage. Of course you wouldn’t want that. There are several reasons why people have bad breath. It can be poor dental hygiene, kidney failure, diabetes, an infection, or it could be just the food you eat.
Whatever may be the reason, you can get rid of the foul odor. Try these simple DIY remedies that you can do inside your home. Stick with us to learn these remedies.
Good Dental Hygiene
Poor dental hygiene is the most common cause of why people have bad breath. Failure to maintain proper dental hygiene will lead to plaque build-up or cavities. When a tooth has cavities, it will start to rot, and they will create a foul smell inside your mouth.
This is because of the bacteria build-up inside your mouth. Bad breath can be prevented with good dental hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, one in the morning and once at night. This will help you maintain a clean and fresh mouth.
Flossing is also great in removing stuck food bits between your teeth. This will prevent bacteria build-up between your teeth. Try flossing one a day; it will help.
Bacteria don’t just grow on our teeth; they also thrive on our tongue. That’s where tongue scraping comes in. You can use your toothbrush or a specialized tongue scraper to remove a thin layer of film off your tongue.
Salt & Water Treatment
Salt and water treatment is one of the most common remedies for bad breath. I think it’s safe to say that everyone knows this trick. Simply add some salt into a glass of lukewarm water. Mix it, then swish the mixture inside your mouth for about 30 seconds, then spit it out. Repeat it twice, and you’ll have a fresher breath.
Bad odor? Gone!
If you happen to have a lot of spices inside your kitchen, look for cloves. They are known for having a sweet and aromatic smell. That’s why it became a famous folk remedy for bad breath. They also help fight bacteria build-up (that causes cavities) inside your mouth. Great, isn’t it?
So if you have some inside your kitchen, try sucking a few each day. This will help have a sweet and fresher breath every day.
Sometimes when we become so busy with what we’re doing, we forget that our mouth is already dry. Did you know that having a dry mouth could also cause bad breath? Well, it does.
Our saliva plays a crucial role in washing off bacteria inside our mouth. And when there are low amounts of saliva, bacteria start to grow, which gives us bad breath.
That’s why our breath smells horrible in the morning because our mouth dries out as we sleep.
Keep yourself hydrated to prevent your mouth from drying. Drinking adequate amounts of water every day will encourage saliva production throughout the day. Thus, keeping your mouth smell bad.
You can find zinc salts as one of the ingredients mouthwashes and chewing gums. Zinc salts counteract or negate the sulfurous compounds created by the bacteria inside our mouth. Most mouthwash and chewing gum brands have mint in them, which gives you a cooler and fresher breath.
Try rinsing mouthwash every night after brushing your teeth. This will give you wonderful results every morning. And during the day, if you feel that your mouth reeks, chew some gum. This will allow you to salivate and give you fresher breath.
Just remember these simple remedies on how to get rid of bad breath. If it still persists, then it is more than bacterial growth inside your mouth; it could be related to medical issues. See your doctor immediately for a consultation.