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What is Bad Breath ?

Home Remedies for bad-breathhBad Breath or Halitosis is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant odors exhaled in breathing. Halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental aid, following tooth decay and periodontal disease.In most cases (85–90%), bad breath originates in the mouth itself. The intensity of bad breath differs during the day. Since the mouth is exposed to less oxygen and is inactive during the night, the odor is usually worse upon awakening ("morning breath").

Bad Breath Causes

  1. Poor oral hygiene or health, including tooth decay and/or gum disease.
  2. A dry mouth (most often caused by stress, fasting, smoking, and alcohol consumption.)
  3. An over growth of certain bacteria in the mouth and digestive system
  4. Candidiasis
  5. Sinus infections
  6. Side effect of certain medications (especially those that cause dry mouth as a side effect)
  7. Smoking
  8. Certain foods can cause bad breath such as garlic, onions, anchovies, and high protein diets
  9. Poor digestion
  10. Constipation
  11. Poor liver health

Bad Breath Symptoms

  1. A white or Yellow film on the Tongue
  2. Dry Mouth
  3. Bitter, Sour, or Metallic Tastes
  4. Post Nasal Drainage
  5. White Nodules on the Tonsils
  6. Brushing and Dental Flossing the teeth makes no difference

Bad Breath Prevention

  1. Always brush teeth, clean your tongue and floss after meals and before bed! Good oral hygiene is of utmost importance when trying to get rid of bad breath!
  2. Make frequent visits to your dentist and oral hygienist and make sure to fix any tooth or gum concerns before they get out of hand. Most cases of bad breath are related to tooth decay and gum disease.
  3. Gargle daily with a peppermint and fennel flavored mouth wash.
  4. Avoid smoking as it is a common cause of bad breath.
  5. Eat at regular intervals as this increases saliva production and reduces bad breath.
  6. Drink plenty of water through out the day and cut down of coffee. Having a dry mouth can cause bad breath so sip on water through out the day and make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.

Bad Breath Home Remedies

  1. Holy Basil: Chewing Basil (tulasi) leaves everyday helps to stop bad breathing problem.
  2. Powder mix:Powder equal quantities of Area nut ( Supari), Garlic and Nut meg (jaiphal). One spoon of this powdered taken with water before sleeping stops Bad Breath.
  3. Pomegranate (Anar):Its skin can be boiled in water and rinsing mouth with this water hleps to cure Bad Breath.
  4. Henna: Chewing Tender Henna (Mehendi) leaves and spiting its juice also helps to stop Bad Breath.
  5. Mint: Boil some Mint (Pudina) leaves in water and keep drinking this water. Or simply chewing Mint leaves helps to stop Bad Breath.
  6. Ginger: Its juice mixed with hot water can be used as a mouthwash
  7. California raisin: Eating California raisin (Munakka) daily for 15 days helps to cure Bad Breath.
  8. Lemon: Rinsing mouth with Lemon water which helps stop Bad Breath.
  9. Seeds: Eating Roasted Cumin seeds (Jeera) or Carom (Ajwain) seeds or Aniseeds (Saunf) also helps to stop Bad Breath.
  10. Cardomon and Clove: Sucking a cardamon (Elacichi) or Clove (Laung) after meals also helps to stop Bad Breath.
  11. Long Pepper (Pippli): Powdered and taken with Honey regularly, it helps to stop Bad Breath.
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