What causes bad breath?
There are multiple factors that can cause one to have a bad breath, we shall enlist a few for your benefit
- Poor oral hygiene
- Cigarette smoking
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Chronic systemic diseases such as liver disorder, diabetes
No one wants a bad breath, you don’t want to be repelling the people surrounding you in a social gathering! Eww! that can be embarrassing isn’t it?
Well, most often than not the cause for your bad breath lies in your oral cavity which means poor oral hygiene for which its imperative to get yourself regularly checked by your dentist to ascertain a cause.
For times when one is not able to visit the dentist, such as unprecedented times like now when we are in a global pandemic situation we can use a few remedies at home to treat that bad breath and feel fresh!
What can you do at home?
Fennel is a common item found in our kitchen cabinet and can be used to treat bad breath. The anti-microbial properties of fennel are particularly useful in such a situation
A natural seed such as Fenugreek, usually found in the Indian household used in our cooking is great option.
Just take one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and boil it in one cup of water, and drink it, don’t forget to strain the fenugreek seeds from the tea.
Cinnamon is full of Cinnamic aldehyde that is highly effective in treating halitosis by killing the bacteria that is present in the mouth.
Simply make a cinnamon tea to get out if your bad breath, take one teaspoon of cinnamon and boil it with one clove in one cup of water, strain it and drink it daily once or twice a day.
4. SALT WATER
Salt water is the most effective method of keeping your oral cavity free of infections, it helps disinfect your teeth and gums gives you refreshing breath throughout the day.
5. Mixture of Coconut oil, Peppermint oil and Salt
Take 1 tsp of coconut oil, 1 tsp of peppermint oil and a pinch of salt in a one full glass of water.
Mix it properly, this acts as a good antimicrobial mouthwash and can be stored in a container.
Can be used 1-2 times in a day after brushing or in between meals
These are a few home remedies that can be tried to treat your bad breath although its essential that point out that these are to be discussed with your physician before trying.
It is best to visit your dentist near by or discuss with your physician to ascertain the causative factor. Since it can be different for every case and sometimes even distinct aroma in certain chronic systemic diseases such as diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease.
We at Zenith Dental Care do a thorough examination to find the cause for your bad breath and encourage individuals to undergo a regular checkup and get professional cleaning and polishing of teeth atleast twice in a year to achieve optimum oral health. In addition we emphasise the importance of home care measures to help maintain good hygiene practices.
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