Bad breath is one of those incredibly embarrassing things for the offender who oftentimes has no idea that he/she is offending. Not to mention the difficulty that comes with having to tell someone that their breath smells. It’s awkward for everyone.
But bad breath happens to the best of us, and aside from carrying a full arsenal of dental hygiene products around at all times, staving off this embarrassing affliction can be a tricky task.
Most bad breath is caused by a buildup of bacteria, so although many chewing gums and mints on the market promise to kill bacteria at the source, I have found that the majority of these “remedies” only serve to make the problem worse. Temporary fixes aren’t really fixes at all, are they?
Natural remedies have proven to be more effective in the prevention of bad breath. For instance, the simple act of drinking juice and fluids helps to relieve symptoms, as most cases of bad breath are attributed to dry mouth. And drinking juice help to flush out the bacteria before it has time to negatively affect the breath.
However, drinking pop and sugary drinks is not only bad for you, but attributes to bad breath and tooth decay in the long-run anyway, so that answer is no good either. But drinking water and certain types of juices can help in the fight against bad breath.
The juice of a lemon is one of the most effective home remedies when used in a couple of different ways. Mixing the juice of half a lemon with a glass of water and consuming after each and every meal serves to disinfect the mouth. Another method of disinfection is achieved by squeezing an entire lemon into a glass of lukewarm water and using the solution to gargle.
Pineapple juice is another effective natural cure for bad breath—and far more palatable. Drinking pineapple juice on a regular basis helps to rid the mouth and tongue of bacteria, therefore eliminating bad breath. Consuming an apple a day is not only amazing for your health, but it too is a natural remedy for bad breath. Apples purify the mouth and removes the bacteria build up that causes bad breath.
Juicing away bad breath is a very tasty initiative. A combination of apples, pineapples and a hint of lemon over ice, may just save you cash on all of those packs of gum.
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