10 Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Bad breath is something that no one like, and is one of the most embarrassing moments from any children to adults. Bad breath can start with anyone due to many reasons like not cleaning mouth, smoking etc. Today we put a lot of thought into how we dress so that we can look good, but what happens to us when we may look good but our mouth stinks like a garbage can? Simple, we lose the interest and respect of the people we talk to.

Most of us can remember that famous toothpaste advertisement that said when people are really close to you they cannot see your clothes only your face and your breath they were 100 % right, and this is a list of things you can do to keep your mouth fresh clean odourless and like most ads like to say “Kiss Ready”

1. Clean your Tongue
Your tongue is one of the biggest beds for growing bacteria on your body if not regularly cleaned, and considering the fact that most of us don’t target the tongue while brushing it gives us a lot more bacteria than needed. Clean your tongue properly in morning and before bed, you might find that this was your biggest cause for that horrible smell.

2. Cloves
Cloves is also used in Ayurveda treatments also known as लौंग in Hindi and widely used in India. This is the option that makes kids around the world cringe with the idea of biting on to cloves, they are a widely available spice and are good for strengthening teeth and masking over the bad odor. If you don’t want to chew on clove you could try rinsing it through your mouth in the form of tea which also helps.

3. Baking Soda
One of the oldest and most common strategies is rinsing the mouth with the mixture of water baking soda and a couple of drops of antimicrobial peppermint oil which is available in chemists, it keeps your mouth fresh like a mouthwash without drying it out like most of the products today. Using small amount of baking soda to clean your mouth is the permanent solution from bad breath.

4. Keep your mouth wet
You have surely noticed that your mouth stinks most when you have a dry mouth, that’s because of the dried food particles in your mouth which can only be avoided by keeping your mouth damp all the time, try chewing on chewing gum or mint if there is no water around it keeps your mouth wet with saliva.

5. Chew raw Parsley
Parsley is also known as धनिया पत्ता (Dhania Patta) in India which is one of the important ingredients to make delicious food. If you think you are getting enough Parsley in your diet you were wrong, because chewing on this leafy green is one of the best ways to eliminate the odour from your mouth, it works because of the smell killing properties in chlorophyll present in the Parsley

6. Green Tea / Peppermint tea
This is one of the most subtle ways to keep your mouth smelling good and it’s pretty great at keeping good health in you too. Green tea cleans and strengthens your gums because of antioxidants like Polyphenols which are also known to kill bacteria.
  • Help to fight with gums bacteria
  • Provide strength to your gums
7. Lemons & Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is a widely accepted remedy to a lot of issues and odour of the mouth is one of them, it has an acidic nature which is good for the mouth but bad for germs, plus you can use this anywhere by using the peel of the lemon to chew, that helps too.
  • Fight with germs
  • Remove mouth bad odour
8. Floss your teeth
Did you know that 90% of us do not floss, even though it’s one of the most important rituals to be performed after meals! It removes the leftover food from our teeth and prevents odour so go out today and buy some good floss.

9. Brush daily with tee tree oils
Tea Tree oils are filled with a lot of vitamins and are a great disinfectant for the mouth, its anti-septic properties help you keep your teeth and gums clean too and if used long enough will get rid of bad mouth odour.

10. Visit the Dentist
If you tried everything and your mouth still stinks like a garbage truck you might need help in getting a proper cleaning.

Additional Tip
This one i myself used and works well. The combination of mustard oil and salt is the best way to fight with gums bacteria and this is proven Indian treatments. The mustard oil and salt mixture not only vanish bad odour but also kills Pyria germs and hence keep your gums strong.

These were the best-known ways to keep your mouth clean and odour free, do let us know if it worked for you!

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