Home Remedies for Bad Breath

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Bad breath can be a really embarrassing problem for some people. Bad breath can be caused by several things such as smoking, gum disease, dry mouth or a medical condition. However, the most common cause of bad breath is from bacteria that builds up either between your teeth or on the back of your tongue.

Here are some great home remedies for bad breath.

Eat an apple – Apples contain Vitamin C, which helps to kill bacteria in your mouth.  Also, apples are great for cleaning your teeth since there is a great deal of chewing involved.

Drink some fennel tea – Fennel is ideal for controlling bad breath and keeping your mouth fresh. Also, since fennel contains antimicrobial properties, it is great for getting rid of bacteria in your mouth. To make a fennel tea, steep two teaspoons of fennel seeds in some boiling water for 5 minutes.

Take an oral probiotic – Oral probiotics come in an array of products like dissolving tablets, gum, mints, toothpaste and mouthwash. Probiotics are designed to decrease some of the candida yeast that resides on your tongue’s surface.

Chew some cloves – Cloves contain antibacterial properties so they work well for getting rid of bad breath and they help keep your breath fresh too.  Just chew 3-4 pieces of clove thoroughly.

Lemon juice – Citrus products have a great deal of acidic content, which prevents bacteria from growing inside your mouth. Mix together 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a glass of water and rinse out your mouth.

Brush your teeth with baking soda – Baking soda helps to balance out the acid levels in your mouth that can contribute to bad breath. It is also designed to ward off the oral bacteria in your mouth that contributes to bad breath. Just sprinkle a little baking soda onto your toothbrush and brush as you normally would.

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