Home Remedies for Bad Breath

With the advent of globalization and global cultures, personal grooming plays a very important role in today’s world. How you present yourself is inextricably linked to job opportunities, relationships and other social events. Your appearance creates the first impression in any social situation, followed closely by verbal communication. We spend time improvising our linguistic and communicative skills but, at times, we fail to look into nitty gritty details. A person suffering from bad breath or what is also known as ‘halitosis’ can develop social anxiety which can put a severe strain on all types of relationships, be it social, personal or intimate. There is a plethora of mouth fresheners available in the market today, but these provide only temporary relief from the problem. For chronic halitosis you must get medical care, but there are a few home remedies which are easy to follow and provide relief in the long run.

Fenugreek
Fenugreek has properties which heal the conditions caused due to bad breath and catarrhal diseases. Take some fenugreek seeds, prepare tea using them and drink it at least thrice a day.

Citrus fruits
Curing bad breath with lemon has been used since time immemorial. 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. This would keep your mouth hydrated as dry mouths are a major cause of bad breath.

Avocado
Now you can have your guacamole and eat it too. Consumption of avocado effectively deals with intestinal food decomposition, and thus minimises bad breath. Enhance your breakfast by adding a daily dose of sliced or juiced avocados.

Mint leaves
Keep an air tight pouch of fresh mint leaves in your bag. Keep chewing on them frequently in order to avoid bad breath.

Eucalyptus leaves
Chew a few eucalyptus leaves to effectively treat halitosis. Or boil the leaves in water and use it as a mouthwash.

Baking soda
Dissolve a spoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water to treat bad breath. Apart from cleaning teeth, it also cleanses the tongue thereby making it a great remedy for bad breath.

If you suffer from halitosis, you must avoid refined carbohydrate foods like white sugar, white bread, meat and eggs. Avoid protein-rich food as anaerobic bacteria are known to thrive at night on protein leftover in mouth. Also try and avoid refined sweet foods as they too promote the growth of anaerobic bacteria.

If you have invested in a mediclaim in India, you can get a diagnosis done in order to avoid complications in the future and maintain your overall health and well-being.


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