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Natural Bad Breath Cures

Natural Cures for HalitosisCuring Bad Breath Naturally

You might want to try some natural bad breath cures.  It can be a lot less expensive than spending money on a variety of the over the counter pharmaceutical products for curing bad breath.  Home remedies can be simple but very effective in the ongoing chore of eliminating bad breath.

Oral Hygiene

The very simplest of halitosis cures is a simple but regular routine of oral hygiene.  It isn’t fancy and it isn’t exciting, but it is the foundation of any effort to stop bad breath.

Brush your teeth and floss daily. Brushing when you get up helps to get rid of nasty morning breath.  If you can, brush after meals and before going to bed.

Flossing should be a top priority.  Food particles can lodge between teeth.  Plaque can form and odor causing bacteria can have a field day.  Because of this, bad breath odor can come from between your teeth and from the gum line, so flossing after you brush is essential to fresh breath and it also maintains gum health.

Also clean your tongue.  This is best done with a tongue scraper rather than a toothbrush.  A tongue scraper, if gently used, will help remove the coating that forms on your tongue.  Brushing can grind and scrub the coating farther into the papillae and grooves of your tongue.

Be sure also to rinse your mouth thoroughly.  Dryness is one cause of bad breath, so rinsing your mouth and drinking adequate water is a really easy natural remedy for your routine.

Simple Natural Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Dipping your toothbrush in baking soda and brushing your teeth with it works well to clean your teeth, whiten them, and to stop bad breath.  If you aren’t crazy about the taste of baking soda, put toothpaste on your toothbrush first, then dip it into baking soda before brushing.  Or follow up your baking soda toothbrushing with a regular toothpaste brushing for fresh breath.

If you wish, you can gargle with a cup of lukewarm water mixed with baking soda, or salt, or the juice of half of a lemon.  You may prefer mouthwash, but avoid the ones that have dyes and alcohol, which is dehydrating to your mouth.

For quick bad breath control, chewing mint leaves will give you a feeling of fresh breath.  If you prefer something more spicy, chew a whole clove.  It works well to cover bad breath and may promote saliva production, which helps keep bad breath in check. Other spices that work well are fennel,  and anise seeds.

Herbal Remedy for Bad Breath

There are many herbal remedies are considered good for curing bad breath.

Myrrh is one of the more popular remedies.  It is said to kill oral bacteria because of its antiseptic nature.  To make your own mouthwash, stir five to ten drops of myrrh tincture into a glass of water. If you want to improve the flavor and aroma of this mouthwash, use herbal tea instead of water.  A mint tea or rosemary tea are particularly breath-freshening.

Tea tree oil from the Australian tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, is another great ingredient for dental products.  It has strong medical properties. It can be used as your toothpaste or mouthwash. Either use it alone or add it on your toothpaste or in your mouthwash.  It will help stop bad breath as well as help keep your gums healthy.  Another great way to use Melaleuca oil is to dip your dental floss in it before flossing.  Do be aware that the taste is exceptionally strong and may take getting used to.  And be sure to keep it away from your eyes.

Keep an eye on what foods you eat and practice regular dental and oral care.  All of the bad breath remedies you need you can do yourself and are easy to do.

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