Halitosis Home Remedies

Halitosis is nothing but the breathing out of unpleasant odor from the mouth. This is quite common in the patients suffering from dental diseases and the people who do not take oral care properly. It causes embarrassment while you are talking in a group. Others present there feel uncomfortable with the bad breath. People need to know more about the reasons of the bad breath so that they can get rid of it.

The origin of this problem is the mouth. The upper portion of the inner part of the tongue is usually dry and that section is susceptible for bacterial infection. The leftovers of the food deposits make their base in this part of the tongue and they provide a productive ground for the growth of bacteria. One of the major causes of bad breath is the anaerobic subside of proteins into amino acids with the amino acid further breaking down into some gases that cause the bad breath.

Causes of Halitosis

  • Smoking

  • Intake of alcohol

  • Suffering from cold

  • Growth of bacteria on the tissues of mouth and teeth

Following are some of the Home Remedies to Prevent Halitosis

  • Add a table spoon of powdered cloves to warm water. Gargle with that solution.

  • Rinse the mouth well after consuming snacks or meals. This will remove the leftover particles of food deposits.

  • To clean the mouth, you can use activated charcoal on a daily basis.

  • Before having meals, take one table spoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water. 

  • Use the paste made by mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to brush teeth. This deters the bacteria.

  • Use warm salt water for gargling. While gargling, make sure that the water reaches the throat.

  • Make a strong bad breath cover up by using dill seeds, anise seeds, cardamom and fennel seeds.

  • Chew herbs such as wintergreen, basil, mint and parsley to lessen bad breath.

  • Take ¼ of a lemon. Sprinkle some salt and suck on it. 

  • Alfalfa tea is affluent in chlorophyll. Taking this tea frequently in a day can keep the bad breath at bay.

  • Add a drop of tea tree oil to your tooth paste when you brush your teeth.

  • Keep on chewing gum. It produces more saliva and lessens bad breath. 

  • Cinnamon can also reduce the growth of bacteria inside the mouth.

  • While having snacks, take more of neutral vegetables such as carrots, celery etc. in place of more dominant flavors.

Apart from practicing above tips, the thumb rule of keeping your mouth clean is to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Maintain good water level in the body and especially inside the mouth. Wash your mouth properly after having dinner. Gargle with lukewarm water immediately after having dinner. It is the most important thing you should do to get rid of Halitosis related problems because most of the bacteria become active after you fall asleep.