January 31, 2023

In this article we are going to look at bad breath home remedies with the goal of trying to answer the question “is possible to treat bad breath at home or are specialist dental or oral health professionals needed?”

The first question may be to ask if there is a need for bad breath remedies people can use at home. The answer is a definite yes.

It is estimated that 65 million American’s deal with bad breath on a daily basis despite the fact that over $10 billion a year is spend on oral hygiene products to combat the problem. So what is going wrong, why are these products not working or could it be that they are not being used correctly?

In short, the best way to remedy bad breath is to reduce the number of bacteria that live on the back of the tongue, cheeks and gum line by ensuring that the mouth is an inhospitable place as possible for these bad breath causing bacteria.

We can do this by flossing and brushing correctly. Flossing first will help to dislodge particles of food trapped between the teeth and brushing will help to remove them from the mouth altogether.

Although most of us brush, very few of us spend the full two minutes recommended by dentists. It is imperative that we do so, cleaning both the outside and the inside gum lines with a small circular motion to remove plaque and back and forth on the chewing surfaces of the teeth.

A lot of the time these bacteria find it easy to breed because we suffer from Xerostomia, other wise known as a dry mouth which aids the bacterial growth as they prefer a drier environment. A simple home remedy for bad breath may therefore be as simple swapping your morning cup of tea or coffee (natural diuretics that actually cause dehydration!) to a tall glass of water then ensuring to drink your recommended 2 liters of water every day.

Aside form Xerostimia, often the cause of malodorous breath is an acidic environment inside the mouth which again provides optimal breeding conditions for the bacteria if left unchecked. The acidic environment can be caused by eating acidic foods and juices such as orange juice or sugary foods.

Fortunately there is a simple home remedy that can help reduce the acidity of the mouth and lower the pH balance. Most of us will have the ingredient in our cupboards as it is regular baking soda. Baking soda is a powerful cleaning agent that we can use to reduce the acidity of the mouth. Simply mix with a little baking soda with a little waster to form a paste to brush the teeth and tongue then mix a little soda with a glass of water to make a home made mouthwash that can be swirled and gargled for maximum cleaning at the back of the tongue

Try to start implementing these three bad breath home remedies today and you may find you get the fresher breath you want much faster than you think.