Americans spend $3 to $4 billion a year just to get rid of bad breath and maintain healthy teeth. But did you know that you don’t have to spend a little fortune and contribute to this figure just to treat bad breath and have healthy teeth? Believe it or not, your kitchen is abundant with products that can get rid of your bad breath. Not quite sure what I’m talking about? Take note of the following home remedy tips for bad breath.
Parsley – Nothing beats the power of nature but it is somehow neglected with availability of mints and gums. Chew fresh parsley and you will be relieved of bad breath. Now, you don’t have to wonder why restaurants offer it on your plate.
Crunchy fruits and Vegetables – Speaking of the power of nature, there are several fruits and vegetables that naturally cleanse the mouth. They are often referred to as “auto floss” for they act just like your commercial dental floss, but healthier. Such fruits and vegetables are apple, cucumber, carrot, and of course, parsley.
Mind leaves – Like fresh parsley, chewing mint leaves can treat bad breath. Seriously, is there any koala bear that has bad breath?
Cloves – Minty breath is often associated with freshness. Chewing cloves can give you that minty breath, naturally. Antibacterial agents from cloves are anathema to bacteria. Cinnamon and eucalyptus are two natural products that contain antibacterial agent, which are effective in curing bad breath.
Sunflower seeds and water – A handful of sunflower seeds (chewed) and followed by a glass of water can remove any after taste in your mouth.
A hot cup of tea (unsweetened) – This has been a practice in India. Drinking a hot cup of tea can remedy bad breath caused by dry mouth or morning breath.
Spoon – Well if you don’t bother to do anything to remedy your bad breath, but you don’t have a tongue cleaner, then why not use a tablespoon? It works fine in scraping that white/whitish thing off your tongue.
Pineapple juice – If you are bothered with the garlic after taste, drinking pineapple juice will work for you.
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) – Now, baking soda has a lot of uses when it comes with bad breath remedy since it eats the all the odors of your mouth. Here are those…
• Baking soda and water. A mixture of baking soda and water is an effective mouthwash that will remove bad breath.
• Baking soda and salt. A mixture of these 2 can be used as toothpaste. Put the mixture to your toothbrush and brush your teeth like you normally do. Baking soda alone will work fine too.
• A pinch of baking soda, a pinch of salt, one part water, and one part hydrogen peroxide. A mixture of these can be your mouthwash. Use a tongue scraper and follow it up by toothbrush. Then, gurgle with your home made mouthwash for 30 seconds. Do it once in the morning and once before you sleep.
Lukewarm water – Plain and simple. Gurgle it before you go to bed. Add a pinch of salt if you want to.
Sometimes, we often forget that the things we can see around our kitchen are more effective in eliminating bad breath than those that are available commercially. Now that you are aware of home remedies for bad breath, you can get the result you want without spending more.