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Natural Bad Breath Cures

Updated on June 6, 2012

Have You Wilted Any Flowers Lately? It might be your bad breath. Natural Bad Breath Cures!

This lens is about Bad Breath Cures.  Bad breath is no laughing matter - or is it?

How I know when you have bad breath:

1. When Sister Barbara in church offers me a breath mint!
2. When my son says, "I am bored. let us go brush our teeth dad!
3. When my friend asks me how I am doing and walks off before I can answer.
4. When my dog turns his head away from me.
 
We've all found ourselves chatting with someone whose breath could easily wilt a flower. At any one time more than 89.9 million people suffering from chronic bad breath (also called halitosis and don't ask me to verify my statistics - It is an educated guess), the point is that's a lot of wilted flowers!

What are the causes of bad breath? What are the cures of bad breath. What are the home remedies of bad breath? How do I get rid of it? Great and wise halitosis proverb, "Tis better to water the flower than to wilt it!

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Get the "DUNG" Off Your Tongue! A clean tongue goes a long way to warding off bad breath.

Brush Your Teeth, Use Good Oral Health

Bad breath often strikes when people aren't properly taking care of their oral health. The odor is usually caused by decaying food particles and bacteria in your mouth. That's why brushing and flossing your teeth is so important, but don't forget to gently brush your tongue to get rid of even more bacteria. Get in the habit of regularly cleaning your tongue using a toothbrush, the edge of a spoon, or a tongue cleaner. If you have any mouth guards or oral devices, make sure to clean them thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth.

Mouthwash isn't a bad idea, but it's only a temporary fix. Granted, a little mouthwash comes in handy before a loving dinner for two, but it masks the odor instead of tackling the cause of your problem.

Get a water pick.

You can't really clean your entire mouth with a toothbrush. "Using an irrigator or water pick cleans everything out around and under your gums and between your teeth," says Wolner. "If food lingers between your teeth where a toothbrush doesn't reach, it's fermenting." Next time you floss, take a whiff of your floss after you're done, and you'll have a good idea about what fermented or rotten food particles smell like.

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Bad Breath Cures: Stir Your Spit - Chew Gum Like It's Going Out Of Style.

Believe It Or Not, Saliva Is Your Best Weapon Against Bad Breath.

Believe It Or Not, Saliva Is Your Best Weapon Against Bad Breath.

That's why dry mouth, often caused by certain medications or medical conditions, leads to odor problems. By washing away food particles and bacteria, saliva helps to eliminate odor, too.

Why Does My Breath Stink In The Morning?

If you're wondering why your breath stinks in the morning, it's largely because saliva production slows while you sleep, allowing "stuff" to linger longer. That's where sugarless gum comes in handy, as chewing it will stimulate saliva production.

Mints, on the other hand, don't usually stimulate saliva production and only temporarily mask bad odor.

"When you chew gum it makes you salivate, and the more saliva you have in your mouth the fewer bacteria you have.

Natural Bad Breath Cures - Bad Breath Home Remedy

Choose cinnamon -- it's sweeter.

Unlike other flavors, cinnamon is not just a cover-up, it might actually help decrease the bacteria in your mouth. The only problem is that sugar gums are bad for your teeth, so stick to sugarless cinnamon-flavored gum instead.

Drink more water.

Water will help keep the bacteria in your mouth to a minimum. Drinking water has a lot of health benefits, and preventing bad breath is one of them.

"Getting Rid of Bad Breath” will give you all the first hand information you need to discover if you HAVE bad breath. Then, it provides you with the skills to get RID of it. · Discover what causes bad breath · Why mouthwash and breath mints can make it worse · When are “odd” breath smells dangerous to your health · What you should know about tongue piercing BEFORE it’s too late · How eating disorders affect bad breath · Getting to the “root” of the problem · What single item you can chew to cleanse your breath Take control and get a handle on this problem once and for all. If you, a friend or a loved one have the problem, it is having a detrimental affect on your confidence and self-esteem.

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      Thanks for the useful information.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ick! I hate bad breath. I bought a tongue scraper, and that helped a lot. Freaked me out how much gunk was on it the first time I used it!

      Good luck,

      John Davidson

      Acne Webmaster

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      GabrielaFargasch 6 years ago

      OMG I still can't believe that brown tongue...... Is that for real? OMG OMG OMG

      Great lens! Funny and informative at the same time!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great info and layout. 5 stars for you.

      Good Luck

      Lens master of Skin Care Tips and Best Acne Treatment

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Very interesting. Great lens!

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      medic 9 years ago

      Hi Wbisbill

      You really turned out a great lens on bad breath care and prevention! I got a lot of great info on the subject. I have a lens on bad breath too at Bad Breath Cure Check it out and rate it for me! Medic ;)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I have to agree and disagree with the statement that mouthwash just masks bad breath. Agree because, yes most mouthwashes just mask bad breath (most are even alcoholic) Disagree because I found a really effective one -- Therabreath Oral Rinse. http://www.therabreath.com