First we want to become aware of what causes bad breath. Bad breath can be caused by the bacteria in your mouth, it can be caused by food that we eat, and sometimes it can be caused by an illness or disease we are suffering from. Your bad breath may be from one or all of these. How you fight it and how you cure it will be unique to you, and it’s going to be up to you to find a solution to your bad breath.
The first thing to do is to look to your oral hygiene and how you clean your teeth and your mouth. The most overlooked cure for bad breath is how we clean our teeth and our mouth. Good oral hygiene is a natural remedy to curing bad breath. Brushing your teeth two or even three times a day, after every meal, flossing at least once a day, and more often if you can, and cleaning your tongue, all help to reduce the bacteria in your mouth and though nutrients and foods that they eat, so that you can have a fresh breath.
A good way to cure bad breath is to cut down or cut off the food supply to the bacteria that are in your mouth that cause bad breath. The bad breath from the bacteria in your mouth are waste products created by the anaerobic oral bacteria that live in your mouth. These waste products are volatile sulfur compounds. You may have noticed a sulfur smell from yours or another person’s mouth. This is the source of the sulfur smell.
Baking soda is a great cure for bad breath. You notice how there’s a lot of toothpastes out there that claim to have baking soda in them? The reason is baking soda prevents bad breath. You can use the baking soda that you get from the store, just make a paste by mixing the baking soda with water and it’s especially useful when you’re brushing your tongue. Put some of the baking soda paste on your toothbrush and gently brush your tongue from back to front. The baking soda helps to neutralize the acid in your mouth, making the environment less friendly to the bacteria that cause bad breath.
You can also make up a solution of baking soda and water, and then gargle with it.
Drink some unsweetened brewed green tea, a few times a day. The tea contains polyphenol’s, which are extremely good at slowing down the growth of these bacteria that live in your mouth. Drinking tea helps to keep your mouth moist. Having a dry mouth can lead to bad breath. Green tea is high in polyphenols as well as unalloyed copper, which acts as a natural tongue scraper.
These are some of the things that I found that work the best in curing bad breath. There are many home remedies for curing bad breath. I recommend you start with these. They are simple, inexpensive and easy to start doing right now.