Bad breath is caused by bacteria that digest food and can occur even if you adopt a drastic diet. Most people who experience this problem turn to breath mints, but this only triggers a vicious circle because sugar causes the emergence of bacteria that lead to bad breath/halitosis.
Chewing gum and mints can be effective in an emergency situation because they can mask the bad smell, but cannot solve the problem.
If you suffer from halitosis, the symptoms are generally the following:
- hard and bitter tongue in the morning, upon awakening;
- the constant need to mend your voice;
- the constant need to drink water;
- sour or metallic taste in the mouth.
Here are a few little tests you can try to make sure you have a fresh breath:
– wipe the middle of your tongue with a cotton pad and smell it;
– put your tongue on the wrist and then smell your wrist.
Clean your tongue with baking soda
Besides ordinary teeth brushing, nutritionists advise you to brush your tongue with baking soda. Baking soda is alkaline and removes toxic acids that reside in the mouth, throat and even in the stomach. By changing the pH of the mouth, you will feel an immediate effect.
Brush your teeth with aloe vera gel
You can enjoy the effects of aloe vera, if you add a little aloe vera gel in your toothpaste. Aloe vera has the ability to kill bacteria and viruses not only in the mouth but from the entire body. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates cell restoration.
Be careful to choose the gel from inside the plant.
Drink plenty of water
You hear daily that “For your health, drink at least 2 L of fluid per day.” But do you respect this medical advice? This recommended fluid consumption not only improves kidney activity and hydrates the skin, but can also help to keep your breath fresh.
By hydrating your mouth permanently, you avoid xerostomia (dryness of the mouth), and maintain an optimal level of saliva secretion, which clears food debris from cheeks and teeth. Don’t forget to use the mouthwash!
It is no secret that diet influences your breath. However, there are foods that can help keep your breath fresh and pleasant. There are many green plants, mostly with strong taste, containing chlorophyll, an internal purifier with alkaline properties. Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins that cause halitosis.
What are the herbs recommended against halitosis?
- fresh mint;
- tea tree.
Chew fresh parsley or mint whenever you have the chance to freshen your breath or you can add a few drops of peppermint oil or tea tree oil in your mouthwash.