How to Stop Bad Breath?

Updated at: Aug 06, 2012
How to Stop Bad Breath?

Understand Oral Health Conditions - You can try out some tips for fighting bad breath at home. These home remedies for getting rid of bad breath help you solve your problem with ease.

Aditi Dasgupta
Oral Health ConditionsWritten by: Aditi DasguptaPublished at: Jul 07, 2011

How to Stop Bad Breath

Fight bad breath sitting at home. Here are a few effective remedies that you can try at home. Say goodbye to bad breath!

  • Stir two teaspoon full of baking soda in a glass of water and add a whole lemon to it. Wash your mouth with this solution after you have food. The concoction can be made better and more useful if dried cloves (crushed and powdered), and a pinch of thyme is added to it for best results.
  • Chewing cloves every morning right after brushing the teeth helps cure bad breath in two to three weeks effectively. Remember to stew the cloves in a pan of water for ten minutes before chewing them.
  • Why worry when some homemade yoghurt can do the trick? The yeasts present in yoghurt helps fight bad breath and also prevents further bacteria to develop in the cavity. Yoghurt also helps increase the good bacteria required in the oral cavity.
  • The easiest way is to sprinkle a pinch of baking soda on your toothpaste every morning before brushing your teeth. Baking soda controls the growth rate of the bacteria.
  • Gargle with salt stirred in warm water twice a day for two weeks followed by once a day for another two weeks.
  • Avoid consuming food items that have caffeine, refined carbohydrates and starch content. This includes carbonated drinks, cookies, cakes and other confectionaries, ice creams and syrups.
  • Have at least two to three litres of water every day.
  • Make it a habit of brushing twice daily.
  • Boil a handful of fenugreek seeds in half litre of water and let it cool. Strain the water and drink the water every day. One glass of this homemade drink can cure bad breath even before you know it.
  • Have fibre rich food. At times, obstacles in bowel formation give rise to foul smelling breath.
  • Chew unripe guavas or its tender leaves to avoid that stink in your breath.

Try out these tips and let us know if it did work out for you! Get going and bid farewell to bad breath!


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