Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can take a toll on your confidence level. Bad breath can be due to a number of reasons such as eating odorous foods, smoking, dry mouth, medical conditions, gum disease, and sinus conditions.
However, the primary cause of bad breath is the bacteria that build up on the back of your tongue or between your teeth.
Maintaining good oral health is essential to controlling bad breath. This includes regular tooth brushing, flossing and tongue scraping.
Drinking adequate amount of water throughout the day is also essential for keeping your breath fresh. Plus, after eating a meal, swish water around your mouth for a few seconds. This will loosen food particles stuck between your teeth and clean your mouth.
Along with water, you can also treat bad breath with the help of some readily available ingredients from your kitchen cupboard.
Here are the top 10 home remedies for bad breath.
(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this video as well.)
Fennel acts as an excellent mouth freshener that helps control bad breath. It also contains antimicrobial properties that fight the bacteria in the mouth.
- Slowly chew a tablespoon of fennel to freshen your breath and stimulate the production of saliva.
- You can also drink fennel tea a couple of times a day. To make this tea, steep one or two teaspoons of fennel seeds in a cup of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes.
Cinnamon contains cinnamic aldehyde, an essential oil that not only covers up bad breath, but also reduces the amount of bacteria in your mouth.
To treat bad breath follow this remedy twice daily.
- Boil one teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a cup of water.
- You may add some bay leaves and cardamom too.
- Strain the solution and use it as a mouth rinse to refresh your breath.
Fenugreek tea is highly effective when bad breath is caused by catarrhal infections.
- Boil a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water.
- Strain and drink this tea once daily until you get rid of the problem.
Cloves help freshen your breath and also have antibacterial properties that are very helpful in getting rid of bad breath.
- The easiest method is to pop a few pieces of cloves into your mouth and chew them thoroughly. This will eliminate bad breath in a few minutes.
- You can also make clove tea. Boil a cup of water, add one teaspoon of ground cloves and allow it to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Drink the tea or use it as a mouthwash twice a day.
Parsley contains chlorophyll that can help neutralize bad breath.
- Simply chew on a fresh parsley sprig to refresh your breath. You can also dip this herb in vinegar and then chew it thoroughly.
- Another option is to put parsley leaves through a juicer and sip the juice anytime you need to refresh your breath. It will also aid digestion.
6. Lemon Juice
Curing bad breath with a lemon rinse has been used for generations. The acidic content in lemons prevents growth of bacteria in your mouth. Plus, its strong pleasant smell helps mask the bad odor.
Just stir one tablespoon of lemon juice into a cup of water and rinse your mouth with it. You can also add a bit of salt to it and then use it. This remedy will help to solve the problem of dry mouth which is one of the main reasons that contribute to bad breath.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Due to its pH balancing effects, apple cider vinegar makes a wonderful remedy for bad breath. You can try any of these remedies depending on your preference.
- Stir one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drink it before eating your meals. The vinegar will help in digestion as well as cure bad breath.
- Gargle with apple cider vinegar mixed in a cup of water.
8. Baking Soda
Baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda, is another great solution for getting rid of and preventing bad breath. It helps balance the levels of acid that contribute to bad breath. Plus, it fights oral bacteria that cause bad breath.
- Mix one-half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water and use it as a mouth rinse once daily until you are satisfied with the results.
- Brushing your teeth with baking soda will also help reduce the acidity in your mouth and prevent bacteria from building up on your tongue.
9. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties that act like a powerful disinfectant for your mouth. You can get the benefits from tea tree oil in a variety of ways.
- Brush your teeth with a toothpaste containing tea tree oil.
- Another option is to put a few drops of tea tree oil on your toothbrush along with your regular toothpaste.
- You can also mix a few drops of tea tree oil, peppermint oil and lemon oil in a glass of water and use it as a mouthwash.
Normal as well as herbal teas can also help combat bad breath. The antioxidant polyphenols present in both green and black tea can stop the growth of bacteria responsible for bad breath.
You can also opt for an herbal tea like sage tea. To make this tea, steep one teaspoon of dried sage in a cup of hot water for five minutes. Strain and drink this tea several times a day to keep your breath fresh.
If your bad breath persists even after trying these natural treatments, consult a doctor or dentist to see if there is a more serious underlying problem.
Excellent practical suggestions.Very easy to follow. Thanks a lot.
I thought mint or a mint would be up there….
Nice Data, Thanks a lot… 🙂
excellent. thank you so much.
thanks alot 4 d remedies ,they work wonders
I find the Remedies very informative and do find my answer to long term and permanent cure and not quick fixes . These are in consonance with Ancient Hindu Philosophy of Medical Treatment .
Very good information for the bad breath and oral hygiene. I am following the 3 basis oral care steps in my daily routine, brushing my teeth twice a day , flossing everyday and rinse with Listerine mouthwash twice a day .
Don’t use listrine or any other mouthwash consisting alcohol,bcoz its haraam in our Islam.
Salam Aleykum i think if you are not using alcohol to be drunk its not haraam.Many of drugs consist of alcohol and they are not forbidened.
Don’t get religion everywhere. Many cough syrup and drugs have alcohol. So u want to die coughing or what. Don’t be a fanatic. You guys only oppose what you know. Unknowingly even if u drink it u won’t realise. It’s stupidity to pull Orthodox religion everywhere. Behave like an educated indian.
Thanks a lot from ur kind information.
I have this problem so now I should follow the structure which is in this post.
Best and Simple technique for bad breath and mouth related problems.
” OIL PULLING ”
This is an ancient Ayurvedic practice from India. The idea is to swish oil (e.g. sesame sunflower, coconut) through your mouth for at least 15-20 minutes first thing in the morning. It is said that the oil will break down plaque and draw out toxins and bacteria in your mouth. Since the health of our mouth can be related to the health of out bodies some advocates claim that it will help to treat systemic ailments such as migraine headaches, bronchitis, diseased teeth, chronic blood disorders, arthritis, eczema, heart disease, kidney disease, meningitis, and women’s hormonal disorders.
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Thanks for the information
It’s really easy to do
Nice all r simple steps to follow
Thanks for this good web site which will be very helpful for us
very useful tips. I will try them.
@qamar n sam Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu. i like the zeal about them deen may Allah increase you both in understanding. Green tea is also good for bad breath
Good tips…i will try…
They need to change their Mentality
About Haraam n all those…
B positive guys.
With good intention if you do
Allah or any God will be happy…
What is fenugreek and cloves in hindi
Fenugreek is methi and cloves is laung or lavang in hindi.
Thanks,I will try
Thanks for the article.Chewing spinach leaves is also good for bad breath.
For the first time I am going through dental tips and using nets I will continue write my experiences from today onwards.
Very useful tips will hopefully help mn
Just a suggestion that its also good to focus
on the gut system health. check wheather
whatever you eat is good or bad for your gut
system. it need to be healthy since it holds
the greatest percentage of your immune
system. Sometimes it can get inflamed by
candida over growth, bacteria and parasites.
Check what natural foods to use e.g bone
broth heals the gut system and other things.
You also in this case need to eliminate sugar,
glutten foods and grains.
Take pau d arco herbal tea, been etc.
One also need to take natural products that
cleanse kidney and remove toxins from the
body. e.g stinging nettle, moringa e.t.c
research to see more and how to take these
natural products and learn about die off stage in case you have managed to eliminate candida and what to drink to flush out those toxins.
check the GAPS diet and BED diet to see which is more practical and good for you.
Natural products that cleanse the liver.
Read about FOOD GRADE diatomous earth
and see how it works and then make a
Research more on how to naturally heal the gut system, the foods to include and others to eliminate and also how to do away with candida infection in the body the natural way.
Also good coriander seeds make fresh your mouth
Its working just lemon feel fresh in my mouth
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I m surprised how ayurveda thousands of years old is effective and without side effects .ancient Indian civilization is great . Oil pulling is effective on my migraine , may be psychological effective. Its seems working on plaque formation too. But don’t use Tea tree oil its very toxic and for external use only, consult with dentist first. Also this apple cider vinegar contains acidic acid is not good for tooth enamel . . . Clove and turmeric are good . I ll consult ayurvedic Doctor for more and effective ways . . Always use good fluoride toothpaste and strong mouthwash containg alcohol ( fancy one with no alcohol are useless ). I m on 100% vegetarian diet and drinking milk before sleep and feeling much better.