Life so much enjoyable without bad breath.
Bad breath is the obstacle that pulls your life down.
Even if you have something to say in team meetings or social gatherings, you don't speak up because you don't want anybody to notice your breath issues.
You may like a boy but the thought that he’ll dislike the smell from your mouth while kissing makes you avoid dating him.
Imagine how would you feel if you no longer need to worry about repelling people with your bad breath which allows you to communicate confidently with friends and colleagues. Good. Right?
Now, the question is how you may get rid of bad breath from your mouth?
What if I'd told you that in 80% of the bad breath situations you may have absolute control over the freshness of your breath.
Here’s exactly what you need to do.
Why does my breath smell so bad (causes)?
There may be multiple reasons that may cause bad breath.
All the bad breath causes may be grouped into three major groups:
- Causes related to poor oral hygiene:
This is one of the major reasons why your breath may smell bad.
Having a poor oral hygiene means that your mouth is a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and develop. Without cleaning your mouth regularly, bacteria gathers on the teeth, gums and tongue, which gives your breath an unpleasant sulphur smell.
- Causes due to poor lifestyle habits:
Some lifestyle habits may also be the reason for bad breath occurrence.
From time to time, you eat foods containing garlic or onion, drink coffee or alcohol and smoke tobacco cigarettes. All these lifestyle habits tend to worsen the smell of your breath.
- Causes due to a health disease:
Having gum disease, yeast infection, dental carries, tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, postnasal drip, etc, may also worsen your breath and treating your bad breath issue is done by treating your health ailment.
Can you get rid of bad breath permanently?
Maintaining a permanent fresh breath requires following a daily oral hygiene routine, which aims to clean the mouth from bad breath bacteria.
A good oral hygiene may include the basic oral hygiene habits like, teeth brushing, tongue scraping and flossing plus one or two natural complementary home remedies bad breath.
Without this oral hygiene routine, your breath stay’s fresh only until your first food intake.
Because food contains proteins and sugar which feed bad breath bacteria.
Without eliminating it from the mouth, bacteria grows and affects teeth's and gum's health developing caries and gingivitis, which makes your breath smell even worse.
Bad breath curing lifestyle habits and home remedies
The basic oral hygiene habits
- Teeth brushing:
This oral hygiene habit aims to clean teeth from food residues and bacteria. It's recommended to brush your teeth twice a day, before you go to bed and first thing in the morning.
- Tongue scraping:
This habit aims to eliminate the food residues and bacteria which lands on the surface of the tongue is often worsening the smell from the mouth.
Use a toothbrush or a tongue scraper to remove the food residues from the tongue.
Dental floss is the process of removing the foods or dental plaque between teeth where the toothbrush could reach well.
Use a mouthwash
Mouthwashes are an easy way to refresh your breath.
You sip the solution and its ingredients instantly refresh your breath.
The problem with many commercial types of mouthwash is that they use alcohol and chemicals which aren’t healthy for the mouth’s microflora.
Thankfully, you can make a natural homemade mouthwash using antiseptic and antibacterial ingredients of your choice, like peppermint essential oils, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, etc.
Adjust your diet to avoid odorous foods
Teeth brushing is not a cure-all for bad breath. Especially after eating garlic or onion foods.
You may brush and floss how much you like but the smell of odorous foods make its way into your bloodstream and travels to your lungs, from where you breathe it out.
The solution is to avoid eating odorous foods before meetings or social gatherings.
But adjusting your diet doesn't mean starving because bad breath may also occur when you're hungry.
Avoid tobacco smoking
Smoking cigarettes is an unhealthy lifestyle habit which worsens the health of your teeth, gums and breath.
Consider giving up on smoking.
Avoid sugary foods
Sugar is the favorite food for bad bacteria. So, eating sugary foods you feed bacteria and support their development in the mouth.
Moisten your mouth
Drink water during the day to prevent the dry mouth effect. It's the same as having that morning breath.
Dry mouth causes bad breath and it happens due to poor salivation level in the mouth.
Drink water and keep the saliva flowing. I washes bad breath bacteria away.
See your dentist
Even if you follow your oral hygiene routine daily it is still recommended to visit a dentist for a check-up of your mouth's health.
He may find caries and cavities at their earliest stage of development and treat them immediately.