Bad breath, medically known as halitosis can be caused by a number of factors including health problems, smoking, certain foods and poor dental health habits. If the cause of bad breath is not the result of chronic conditions such as diabetes, sinus infections or kidney disease, then chances are there is a build-up of bacteria in the mouth that gives off gases or odors.
The best recommendation is to practice good oral hygiene. There are also a few natural remedies that can help combat bad breath, such as:
- Drinking plenty of water.
- Chewing a piece of lemon or orange rind.
- Taking probiotics or eating foods that are rich in probiotics, such as yogurt.
- Eating raw fruits and vegetables such as apples or celery.
- Gargling with salt water.
- Consulting a physician about colon cleansing.
- Chewing a tablespoon of fennel seeds or making fennel tea.
- Drinking cinnamon tea.
- Chewing on fresh parsley.
- Mixing apple cider vinegar with water and gargling.
Trying these natural remedies can help in keeping breath fresh; however, the best remedy is to practice good oral health by brushing and flossing teeth daily.
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