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Kissable Fresh Breath

Updated on October 15, 2008

Suffering from bad breath? Want kissable freshness of breath? Yes, of course you can have it! What is bad breath? Bad breath also known as halitosis, is breath that has an unpleasant smell or odour .The bacteria from the leftover microscopic food particles in the mouth releases sulphur compounds which is the cause of bad breath. It is a particularly repulsive condition to cope with. But, anyway bad breath can virtually be eliminated with proper care, understanding and effort.

The main causes of bad breaths are as follows-

1. Poor oral hygiene - Irregular brushing and flossing of teeth.

2. Periodontal disease - Swollen or bleeding gums, loosening and shifting teeth, pain upon chewing

3. External causes – Consuming alcohol, coffee, onions, garlic and cigarette smoking can cause appalling smell on the mouth.

4. Systemic causes – In a few cases even diabetes, kidney dysfunction, lung or liver disease, sinus disease, acidity and gastro intestinal problems can cause this breath problem.

Do not fret! By following these 4 easy steps, you can cure bad breath and achieve a fresh tingling breath.

1.Oral Healthcare Improvement:

*Brush your teeth, tongue and gums daily after having a meal .

*Floss your teeth daily.

*Soak your toothbrush in chlorhexidine before brushing your teeth.

*Use an irrigator or water pick to clean under and around your gums and between teeth.

2. Breath Fresheners: Mouthwashes and Breath Enhancers

Mouthwashes and Breath Fresheners are only temporary masks for bad breath. Nonetheless, to neutralize the sulphur compound and fight bacteria in the mouth you need to use mouth washes with the certain components contained in it.

*Mouthwashes which contain chlorine dioxide or sodium chlorite.

*Mouthwashes that has zinc included in it.

*Antiseptic type mouthwashes.

*Cetlyperadium chloride mouthwashes.

Breath enhancers gums and mints, act as cover ups for bad breath, but since sugar is bad teeth it is a good idea to chew on sugar-free gums and mints. Cinnamon flavoured gums are specifically said to good mouth enhancers. Gum sweetened with xylitol , a sugar substitute increases salivation.

3. Natural Bad Breath Remedies:

*Fenugreek Tea- Drink this tes everyday in the morning. Simmer half litre of water with one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds for fifteen minutes over a low flame , strain and drink.

*Chew Guava - Unripe guava is an excellent tonic for the teeth and bleeding gums. It is rich in certain acids, oxalate, calcium, and manganese.

*Parsley Mouth wash- Boil two cups water with a few sprigs of parsley and two whole cloves. Cool, strain and wash mouth several times a day.

*Lemon Gargle – Squeeze a lemon in a glass of water and gargle frequently.

4. A well Balanced diet to stop bad breath:

*Eat fruits like pear, apple, pineapple and avocado which are non acidic.

*Eat vegetables like broccoli, spinach,celery and carrots,

*Increase your daily intake of Vitamin B, C and zinc.

*Avoid refined high carbohydrate foods like coffee, alcohol and sulphur forming foods like onion ,cabbage and garlic.

Certain spices are natural breath enhancers and hence chew spices like cloves, anise seeds or fennel after odorous food. Don’t chew the cloves but keep it pressed between your molars.

Above all drink plenty of water and rinse your mouth with water often. Stimulate the flow of saliva by chewing breath mints. Saliva is the natural mouthwash. A tiny drop of lemon kept on the tip of the tongue can stimulate the flow of saliva in your mouth.

Some people suffer from Pseudo halitosis which is a psychiatric condition where one imagines having bad breath, but actually they don’t. Chronic bad breath can be medically treated by a dentist.

With these precautions you can have a kissable, fresh smelling and tingling breath!


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      9 years ago

      that was wonderful! i have amazingly fresh breath!

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      9 years ago from India

      Anamika .. you felt so wonderful, why thrice you are complementing...????

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      10 years ago

      I of course knew that cloves help to fight bad breath but here I learnt about lots of other common fruits and spices that are natural bad breath fighters.

      And yes, yo did well to mention flossing which IMO is mostly neglected or unknown to many. I had read a long time back how to floss correctly but now I have no recollection. Maybe you could include the information here or make a new hub about the best way to floss.


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      Anamika S Jain 

      10 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Wonderful Hub Laila! I have a similar Hub on this subject. Please have a look.

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      Anamika S Jain 

      10 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Wonderful Hub Laila! I have a similar Hub on this subject. Please have a look.

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      Anamika S Jain 

      10 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Wonderful Hub Laila! I have a similar Hub on this subject. Please have a look.


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