It’s not always easy to tell if you have bad breath.

Other people may notice it first, but they could feel uncomfortable telling you. Also known as halitosis, bad breath is estimated to affect up to 50 percent of the population, with varying degrees of severity.

Bad breath does not only affect the sufferer, but also those around them. Some go through their daily life completely unaware of this problem unless they are told directly by people in their social circles. This is a source of discomfort and can be very embarrassing.

Causes

Most bad breath starts in your mouth, and there are many possible causes that include:

  • Food particles from stinky foods like garlic and onions
  • Smoking
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Acid Reflux
  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Food

It’s common knowledge that certain foods like raw onion or garlic cause bad breath. Such foods, when ingested and excreted by the lungs, cause halitosis. But avoiding acidic foods (like vinegar) or high-fructose foods (like sugary cereal) cuts down on bad breath too. Both acids and sugars increase production of bacteria and bad breath. Instead, choose a diet that curbs intestinal upset and odor-causing bacteria like

  • Whole grains like brown rice
  • Dark green and orange vegetables
  • A variety of fruits
  • Proteins such as fish, beans, nuts or seeds.

Natural Treatment

If you or someone you love has chronic bad breath, don’t worry. Treating bad breath starts with recognizing the fact that conventional bad breath remedies, like mouthwash, can only do so much – and you must turn to your food and lifestyle to completely address this condition.

Many types of mouthwash today contain sodium chloride, also referred to as chlorine dioxide. Although they claim to freshen your breath for up to six hours, an independent study shows that sodium chlorite can only do so for anywhere from four to 42 minutes. While these mouth rinses focus on altering the chemical composition of the rancid gases, they do nothing to stop the bacteria causing bad breath.

A better option would be to use baking soda mouth wash.

Baking soda can help you to maintain good oral health. Baking soda works by balancing the levels of acid in the body.

Baking soda can rebalance the levels of acid and help to treat and prevent halitosis.

How To

Dissolve half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water to make an effective mouth rinse to beat bad breath.

 

 

Source: healthyfoodguide24h.com


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It’s not always easy to tell if you have bad breath. Other people may notice it first, but they could feel uncomfortable telling you. Also known as halitosis, bad breath is estimated to affect up to 50 percent of the population, with varying degrees of severity. Bad breath does not only affect the...