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Some Simple Bad Breath Remedies

Aug 17, 2007
If you're looking for a remedy for bad breath, you're not alone. More people suffer from bad breath, or halitosis, than you may think. The first thing yopu should do is clean and floss your teeth at least twice per day. You should also use a non acidic mouthwash regularly.

There are a number of other things that you can do in order to make sure that your breath stays fresh all day; and some of these 'tricks' are simpler than you think. Here are some ideas for creative and all-natural bad breath remedies that have been known to work for many people.

Eating foods that are high in fat and low in fiber could be the cause of your bad breath problem. When the Atkins Diet was at it's most popular the number 1 side effect was that followers suffered from bad breath. If your diet consists mainly of meats, fats and sodium (salt)-filled seasonings, increasing the fiber in your diet will help you to eliminate toxins from the body quicker, which means the bacteria in the mouth will be reduced-which means fresher breath all day long. Eating a balanced diet with fibre and carbohydrates as meat and fats (fat free can be bad for your health) is probably the easiest way of reducing or eliminating a bad breath problem.

You should also try a few natural remedies for bad breath. Often, intestinal problems can be the cause of bacteria buildup in the mouth. If however you are constantly ridding the body of impurities, you will be able to maintain fresh breath all day without using gums or mints in excess.

Squeezing a lemon wedge into some distilled water and sipping on it throughout the day will help to cleanse the colon, and will give you fresher breath (though don't have too much lemon as it will make the water acidic which can damage your teeth). Chewing parsley after a meal is also a good idea if you are trying to keep fresh breath throughout the day; the chlorophyll and fiber in parsley help to remove bacteria from the mouth and give your mouth a minty fresh feel.

In addition to these things, you can also be sure to have few sugar free mints or sticks of gum with you throughout the day in order to have a definite fresh scent in your mouth. You can find mints that have natural peppermints or lavender oils in them, so the scent will last longer, and you should stay away from mints or gums with an extremely high sugar content as once the sugar is dissolved in the mouth, it becomes food for all those pesky bacteria which are a major cause of bad breath in the first place. To much sugar can also it can give off a sour smell.

As I said at the beginning of this article brushing your teeth after every meal is also a great way to make sure that your mouth is pleasantly scented after you've eaten, paricularly if you've eaten something with a strong scent. Drinking more water intake is also a very good way to remedy bad breath
About the Author
Jeff Clare writes regularly for Bad Breath Causes And Treatments where you can read many more articles on keeping your breath fresh . Also go to Halitosis Causes And Treatments for a range of informative articles on halitosis causes and much more
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