Home Remedies for Halitosis
Halitosis, or bad breath, can be a debilitating problem. Having halitosis can cause not only your social life to suffer, but can also affect you getting and keeping jobs. Halitosis can even affect your health. If you have halitosis, there are remedies you can buy, but don't forget the home remedies for halitosis too. Home remedies for bad breath are often simple and cheap. Halitosis home remedies also often work as well or better than over-the-counter remedies. Try these few home remedies for halitosis and you too could soon be bad breath free.
Clean Your Teeth - This might be one of those "Duh, that's obvious" comments but it's amazing how many people forget about consistently cleaning their teeth. If you don't clean your teeth, bacteria starts to multiply and, before long, your bad breath will be out of control. Make sure you clean your teeth at least twice a day and floss them too, and don't forget to brush your tongue. It will do wonders for your bad breath and is an easy home remedy for halitosis.
Chew Gum - Another simple home remedy for halitosis is to chew gum. Gum stimulates saliva production and saliva cuts down on the bacteria in your mouth. This in turn stops you having bad breath. Chewing gum is cheap, yet is a great home remedy.
Chew Guava - I currently live in Thailand and one home remedy for halitosis that the Thais use is to chew guava. Guava is a slightly sour fruit that stimulates saliva production. It also contains several acids that kill bad bacteria, causing your breath to smell fresh. And it's delicious!
Chew Parsley - I grew up in England and one home remedy for halitosis we always used was to chew parsley, especially after a meal. Parsley can also be put in boiling water, brewed, and a mouth wash (or tea) made out of it. Personally, I find the parsley tea a little bitter, so prefer chewing it, but it's all up to your personal preference. My friend's grandmother used to chew parsley often though and her breath was always lovely.
Stay Hydrated With Water - Drinking a lot of water can be a great home remedy for halitosis. Water rehydrates your mouth. Having a dry mouth causes your breath to smell stale but, if you keep your mouth moist, you'll find you have much fewer problems with bad breath.
Eat an Avocado - Now, one home remedy for halitosis I haven't tried is eating an avocado, but my Thai friends swear by it. Avocados apparently are great for your digestion and, as some halitosis problems can occur because of bad digestion, eating an avocado a few times a week can improve it. Avocados, too, are delicious. You can eat them on sandwiches, in guacamole, in salads, and in a million other ways. Just don't eat too many of them as they are quite high in calories and might make you fat.
Eat an Apple - People say "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" for a reason. They're healthy. An apple a day might also keep the dentist away as apples are great for dental hygiene and especially for a home remedy for halitosis. Apples contain malic and tartaric acid, which aids in digestion. They also stimulate your saliva. On top of that, they're low in calories, high in fiber and all-around healthy. So eat an apple, solve your halitosis problems and get healthier - all at the same time.
These are just a few of the home remedies for halitosis you can try. There are many more. Just remember, you don't have to spend a fortune on a remedy for halitosis to make it effective.