Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common problem that can affect your quality of life. It’s estimated that around one-third of the population has bad breath at some point in their lives. While many people think that bad breath is simply an unpleasant smell emanating from the mouth, it’s actually caused by bacteria present in the oral cavity. These bacteria feast on food particles and saliva to create a noxious odor.
Common Causes of Bad Breath
There are a number of causes for this condition including digestive problems, smoking, respiratory infections, diabetes, inflamed sinuses and eating pungent foods. This applies especially to dishes containing blue cheese, onion, pepperoni and garlic. Foods containing selenium can also be responsible. These include kidney, seafood, liver and hearts. Fish can also cause problems especially if it is uncooked.
If you suffer from bad breath, then it’s a good idea to check there are no underlying illnesses that are causing the problem, such as an ulcer or indigestion.
Physiological processes that cause hormonal changes, such as pregnancy, egg release or your period can also be the cause.
Too many cups of coffee or a really dry mouth can also cause bad breath, so don’t skip meals as this reduces the amount of saliva you produce and will make your breath smell worse.
Common Remedies For Bad Breath
A few common sense precautions like keeping your tongue clean, cleaning your teeth thoroughly and rinsing your mouth often with clean water can help ease the problem. But if you have gum disease or pyorrhea, it could be the pus being discharged from the root of your teeth and gums causing the problem.
If this is the case don’t delay in seeking the advice of a dentist, as your teeth can fall out and you may experience gastritis and fever if the infection is severe and pus is swallowed. Herbal medicines that work well include brushing your teeth with tender branches of twigs of neem or the prop-root from the banyan tree.
Vegetables like potatoes and bitter gourd (Karela) are helpful for lessening the smell, as well as pumpkin when eaten regularly.
Home Remedies For Bad Breath
Other home remedies for bad breath include drinking chamomile tea or blanching parsley and drinking it several times a day, or if you like the taste you can regularly chew on parsley sprigs, fennel, anise seeds or cardamom.
Triphala powder is an ayurvedic medicine containing three fruits including the Indian gooseberry. It is laxative and an efficient blood purifier. It will correct a smelly-breath if constipation or bad digestion is the cause.
Sucking on a cinnamon stick acts as a mouth antiseptic and eating orange peel will encourage the flow of saliva, but it’s a best to buy organic oranges that haven’t been sprayed with any chemicals.
An old favorite for freshening the mouth is sucking peppermints or lozenges, but one of the best home remedies for bad breath is brushing your teeth with baking soda.
How to Make Home Made Ayurvedic Mouthwash
Mouth washes are often used to address this problem and you can make a herbal mouthwash by using a tincture or making and infusion of spearmint, sage, rosemary, basil, lemon verbena, anise seeds, lavender, bergamot, fennel, tarragon, cilantro and basil. You don’t have to use them all, just what’s readily available.
Mixing equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar can make another potent mouthwash. This preparation lowers the PH of your saliva and will destroy the bacterium that causes the odor.
Benefits of Using Aurvedic Mouthwash
There are many different mouthwashes on the market, but few of them focus on bad breath specifically. Ayurvedic mouthwash is a natural remedy that can help to get rid of bad breath quickly and easily. It uses herbs and spices that have been traditionally used to improve oral health for centuries.
The ingredients in Ayurvedic mouthwash work together to kill bacteria, freshen your breath, and support healthy gum tissue. Some of the key ingredients include neem oil, cloves, cardamom pods, rose petals, and mint leaves. All of these ingredients have anti-bacterial properties that help to get rid of plaque and bacteria in your mouth. They also help to soothe inflamed gums.
Auromere Ayurvedic Mouthwash – Vegan, Fluoride Free, Alcohol Free, Natural, Non GMO
Natural mouthwash containing a potent Ayurvedic Formula with 23 herbal extracts & 9 essential oils, with Neem & Peelu. It’s rich in botanical extracts and essential oils that are full of beneficial properties for teeth and gums. Since ancient times, these potent ingredients have been recommended and prescribed by Ayurvedic specialist for optimum dental hygiene.
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