There is no doubt in what so ever that every one of us has suffered from bad breath at some point in our lives. It’s just one of those embarrassing things we do not like to mention, even to our closest friends and family members. For every single individual it is very hard to smell your own odor whether it’s a natural home smell, suffering from sweaty smelly feet or excessive perspiration causing unwanted odor or even bad breath. But surely as your mouth is right under your nose you would be able to smell it right?
With your nose being so close to your mouth, the oral cavity is connected to the nose by an opening which sits in the back of our mouths. Our noses ignore background odors so it is quite possible that you are suffering from bad breath without even realizing. Bad breath is scientifically known as halitosis and is a very common problem that many of us suffer from, as many of us do. It’s more common than you may think and there really is no need to be embarrassed about it.
Generally speaking the odor from our mouths is caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. The bacteria found in our mouths especially on our tongues will result in many complications such as gum disease, food between our teeth and plaque. As it is hard to tell if we have bad breath, it is really hard to tell someone else they have bad breath because sometimes they just won’t have a clue. I’m sure if they did they wouldn’t be talking to you right in your face.
Believe it or not but bad breath affects up to 50% of people at some stage during our lives. You may find bad breath occurs more when sweating certain foods like onions, garlic or strong cheese or when we are drinking lots of liquids such as coffee and alcohol. These are all natural things we like to drink and eat but may be the cause of your bad breath.
List of Home Remedies:
Fennel Seeds: Chew some fennel seeds couple of times during a day.
Cinnamon Powder: Take 1 tsp of cinnamon powder and boil in 1 cup of water. Strain the water and use the powder.
Fenugreek Seeds: Take 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds and boil in 1 cup of water. Strain and water and drink it daily once in a day.
Cloves: Chew some cloves couple of times during a day.
Brushing: Brushing your teeth twice a day is a great start and is very important. Flossing your teeth and brushing your tongue (gently) is also very important to remove food particles and bacteria from between your teeth where brushing may miss.
Mouthwash: Mouthwash will also help bad breath but will only mask the bad breath it will not fix the problem so it’s a great option for those nice quiet, romantic evenings in with your partner until you both wake up in the morning.
Chewing Gum: Chew gum until your jaw can not chew gum anymore! Why? Looking back at our reasons for bad breath I explained how saliva washes down bacteria, well the more gum you chew the more saliva you’re producing, the less chance you have of getting bad breath. This is all very simple once explained.
Sugar Free Gum: Go for a sugar free gum its better for your teeth and will also produce more saliva than an average mint sweet would.
There are also obvious food and drinks that add to a smelly palette more than others. If you can try to avoid garlic, onions, wine and coffee which are all guilty of bad breath as is smoking.