Natural Remedies for Bad Breath

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Sometimes bad breath or foul smells emanating from the mouth is a result of bad or deteriorating oral health. It can be extremely embarrassing and can actually go against you and your personality. Bacteria that accumulates beneath the tongue and the crevices between the teeth is the cause of bad breath.

Instead of depending on too much medication, sometimes easy to do home remedies help overcome the problem. Decades earlier, and before the advent of modern day medicines, people relied on the use of spices and herbs that would help control bad breath. Of course some have proven to be an old wives tale, but some were very effective and can be used even to this present day. And, most importantly these spices and herbs are easily available in the market, or some of them can be grown in your very own herb garden.

Natural Remedies for Bad Breath – Spices and Herbs

  • Spices like clove, fennel or cardamom chewed at a leisurely pace after every meal help do away with bad breath and keeps your mouth smelling fresh. In addition, clove or clove oil helped treat extreme toothache. Clove is known for its medicinal properties and also contains antimicrobial agents that help to keep germs at bay.
  • Cinnamon is known to have anti-oxidants and it has natural properties to fight bacterial and fungal infections.
  • Mint is another most popular spice and herb that can be chewed it its natural form to help do away with bad breath. It works like magic and keeps you feeling fresh all day.
  • In addition, little do people know that tea – black or green – once a day helps improve the overall health of your body.

While it is good to rely on spices and herbs, you can also supplement the effort with regular brushing and flossing. Make sure to rinse and gargle properly so that all the accumulated food particles are removed effectively from under the tongue and in between teeth. Last but not the least a scheduled visit to your dentist at least twice a year works as a preventive measure.

Brian Harris

Dr. Brian Harris completed his undergraduate schooling at Arizona State University and attended the University of Pacific School of Dentistry. He joined Harris Dental in 2005 and in 2007 Dr. Brian was honored as Young Dentist of the Year by the Crown Council.

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