Home Remedies For Bad Breath
Freshen your breath with these natural at-home tips while keeping your teeth and gums healthy. I also share my best tips for removing tonsil stones and keeping your nasal passages clear. Try these simple steps to maintain fresh breath and keep your mouth healthy and clean.
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Whether you have bad breath once in a while or you’re constantly offending others, there’s always a root cause. While it’s easy to pinpoint a garlic-laden meal, it’s harder to zero in on an ongoing problem like a medical issue. Most often though, the cause of your bad breath, or halitosis, lies right in your mouth.
The mouth is host to a whole population of bacteria, viruses and fungi. These living organisms make up the microbiome in your mouth (1). Bacteria feed off of the food we consume, and one of the by-products is a foul-smelling gas that results in bad breath.
If bad breath is a problem for you or someone you care about, I’ve got some natural suggestions for reducing your bad breath. But first, let’s look at the some of the reasons behind why your breath might smell.
THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST BAD BREATH
PRACTICE GOOD ORAL HYGIENE. This involves:
- Brushing after every meal and flossing at least once a day
- Scraping your tongue with a tongue scraper daily
- Thoroughly cleaning dentures or dental implants at least once a day and removing them at night
- Replacing your toothbrush every three months
- Getting regular dental checkups and cleanings