What to do against bad breath?
Bad breath can downright ruin your relationships with others. However, there are tricks to minimize the effects and even overcome this bad breath.
I therefore propose in this article some tips and natural remedies against bad breath.
Tips against bad breath:
1. Clove for bad breath
Clove being rich in eugenol is effective against bad breath. You can use it in its normal form or use it as an essential oil.
Clove essential oil:
In essential oil form, these powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties will help quickly defeat bad breath.
Whole clove puff:
Simply chew and suck on a clove and bite down until its oil pours into your mouth. Do not swallow the oil as it can irritate the mucous membranes of the mouth. Rather, simply spit it out.
Clove is truly one of the best natural remedies to beat bad breath fast.
2. Cinnamon for good breath
Cinnamon is also an excellent natural trick to have good breath when you don’t have toothpaste or chewing gum on hand!
As with cloves, cinnamon has antiseptic properties thanks to this oil which is extracted when one bites and crushes the cinnamon stick.
So if you’re used to having bad breath after a few hours at work or school, drag a cinnamon stick around you. A few minutes in the mouth is enough to have good fresh breath.
3. Peppermint essential oil for good breath
Peppermint in the form of essential oil is also a great remedy for bad breath in addition to being 100% natural!
Chewing mint leaves:
The first tip is to simply eat, chew and crunch peppermint leaves. Of course for this to be really effective you need fresh mint leaves.
Peppermint essential oil:
Since this essential oil can refresh the mouth quickly and effectively, a simple little taste in the mouth is enough against bad breath.
Regardless of the essential oil used, always check the contraindications and precautions to be taken before use.
4. Parsley as a remedy for bad breath
You now know the trick of peppermint, cinnamon and cloves but do you know the parsley remedy?
Parsley contains a powerful essential oil called chlorophyll which also has antiseptic properties. These antiseptic properties would neutralize bad breath very quickly.
This oil is also so powerful that it is not recommended for pregnant women as for many other essential oils.
A taste in the mouth:
A simple small drop of parsley essential oil in the mouth can quickly control bad breath in order to find fresh breath and mouth.
Eat fresh parsley:
If you don’t have parsley essential oil then chewing on a few fresh parsley leaves will also do the trick for bad breath.
5. Beat bad breath with green tea
If you already like to drink a good hot tea on occasion, whether to start or end the day, then this is already a good start for fresh breath.
Indeed, green tea has many virtues thanks to the fact that it contains a substance called polyphenol. This substance present in green tea is able to neutralize the formation of bacteria responsible for bad breath, even in very small quantities.
So if you have bad breath, green tea remains an excellent 100% natural remedy to try!
6. Drink water to avoid dry mouth
Did you know that having a dry mouth can cause that bad breath to appear? Indeed, the drier the mouth, the more the bacteria responsible for bad breath develop.
Always keep your mouth moist!
So by keeping your mouth moist, you will avoid the accumulation of plaque and bacteria that promote bad breath since the dryness of the oral mucous membranes contributes to the development of bacteria responsible for halitosis and therefore bad breath.
Don’t skip meals
When you go long periods without eating your mouth tends to dry out even more quickly, creating a breeding ground for the bacteria that cause bad breath. A good meal with plenty of water is a winning solution against bad breath.
So if you have a lack of saliva (which is very common) it is all the more important to drink water and always keep the butcher moist.
7. Good oral hygiene for good breath
How do you fight bad breath if you don’t take the time to practice good oral hygiene?
Brushing your teeth and tongue three times a day and flossing are without a doubt the best thing to do against bad breath on a daily basis.
An antiseptic mouthwash:
An antiseptic mouthwash will not only mask bad odors in the mouth but will also destroy the bacteria responsible for these bad odors by neutralizing the bacteria responsible for bad breath.
8. Make your own mouthwash at home
If you don’t have an antiseptic mouthwash at home then why not make your own with just 3 ingredients.
For this homemade mouthwash, mix these 3 ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Gargle your mouth with this homemade solution morning and evening and spit it out, like a real mouthwash.
9. Treat oral infections quickly
According to dentists, gingivitis and dental plaque are the main causes of the formation of bacteria responsible for bad breath.
So visit your dentist regularly to remedy the problem once and for all and not just hide it with these tips and natural remedies.
Speaking of mouth infections if you notice a pimple in your mouth do you know what to do? Here is an article about it: How to cure a pimple on the tongue?
All the tips and remedies offered in this article are effective in the short term. But if your bad breath problem is constant, it is important to consult a health professional in order to have a complete diagnosis as well as an effective treatment for bad breath.