Bad breath can really be embarrassing and can crush ones confidence especially when speaking in public. Bad breath, caused by a variety of reasons such as eating odorous foods, smoking, dry mouth, gum disease, and other medical conditions. Primarily, bad breath is caused by a build up of bacteria on the back of your tongue or between your teeth.
Here are some healthy natural tips to keep bad breath at bay. 1. Water
Drinking adequate amount of water throughout the day is an essential way to keep your breath fresh always. Since one of the causes of bad breath is dry mouth, water provides the best moist environment for your mouth. Plus, after eating a meal, gaggle water around your mouth for a few seconds. This will help loosen food particles stuck between your teeth and clean your mouth, preventing the build up of bacteria between your teeth from the remains of food particles.
Chewing gum(preferably sugarless) or sucking on candy(preferably sugarless) also stimulate the production of saliva, which helps was away food particles and bacteria. Gums and mints containing xylitol are best. 2. Practice good oral hygiene
If you don't brush your teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between your teeth, around your gums, and on the back of your tongue, which causes bad breath. Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste can help remove food debris and plaque. While brushing, don't forget to wash your tongue too. Making use of antibacterial mouthwash can also help remove this debris. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Dentures should be removed, and cleaned at night before making use of them the next morning. 3. Eat healthy
Crunchy, fiber-rich fruits and vegetables can help cleanse your mouth of food particles that can cling to your teeth and tongue between meals. Including raw foods in diets such as celery, apples and carrots helps scrape the plaque buildup and fight bacteria buildup in the mouth. Fennel, cinnamon, fenugreek tea and lemon juice serves as excellent mouth freshener and can help fight bad breath. Whole grains like brown rice, proteins found in fish, beans, nuts or seeds also help increase the flow of saliva thus helps you fight dry mouth.