Bad Breath: Ways To Prevent It


Previously discussed, the causes of bad breath are not mysterious: poor dental hygiene, some food and drinks, dental cavities, gum disease, crash dieting, and smoking are among the most common.

For many people, grabbing a mint or a piece of gum is their go-to solution, as it rapidly masks the problem. But in some cases, no matter how a person tries to clean and brush their teeth, the bad breath just stays.

The reality is that bad breath can be caused by some health conditions, foods and even habits.

Did you know that bad breath can be treated with the help of some natural remedies? Some of them may even be readily available ingredients from your kitchen cupboard. Keep reading to find out below.

  1. Water

Believe it or not, dehydration is one of the most common causes of bad breath. Water can also contribute to warding off bacteria when drinking sufficient amounts. In order for your body to produce enough bacteria-fighting saliva, you must be drinking plenty of clean, fluoride-free water throughout the day.

  1. Salt Water Gargle

Gargling and thoroughly rinsing one’s mouth with a strong salt solution can work wonders for bad breath symptoms. This combination helps get rid of bacteria even from your throat and tonsils,

  1. Peppermint

Ever noticed how many types of toothpaste contain peppermint? Peppermint has the ability to give the mouth a fresh, clean feeling. Essential oils from peppermint (real peppermint, not flavoring) does much more than create a fresh feeling.

  1. Eucalyptus

Also being used for different types of toothpastes, eucalyptus was found to eliminate mouth malodor by significantly reducing volatile sulfur compounds (the ones that make your breath wretched). [10] The success of eucalyptus in this study demonstrated that its cleansing effects worked both in the lab, as well as in practice.

  1. Baking soda

Yep, baking soda knows the trick, too. Try rinsing your mouth with water and baking soda in the morning or at any time you would like to freshen your breath. Considering that it is a famous “mopper-upper” of bad or persistent odours, baking soda rinses (while less inexpensive than salt) should have a similarly or even stronger positive effect.


These herbal  and natural remedies have been used medicinally for centuries and most likely have done none to very little harm. So the only thing you have to do is see if it works well on you, since our bodies all vary from each other. Trial and error is a matter of patient and determination on treating bad breath.

If you have really bad breath, it’s very likely that your body has reached toxic levels. You might want to consider a colon cleanse and then move on to doing a liver cleanse, or better yet, consult your general physician.


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