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Home remedies for bad breath

Halitosis or bad breath is a condition where a foul odour is emitted from the mouth. There are several causes of bad breath such as cavities, gum disease or oral hygiene.

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Other culprits include bacterial infections, malnutrition, dry mouth and intestinal disorders.

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Bad breath may also be temporary and is a result of eating pungent foods such as garlic and onions. Smoking is also a source of foul breath.

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Bad breath may also be temporary and is a result of eating pungent foods such as garlic and onions. Smoking is also a source of foul breath.

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The good news is there are home remedies that you can try to banish bad breath. Some are good oral practices whilst others require the help of substances and products.

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First on the list may be the simplest of rules, but it might be hard to follow up on this. Brush your teeth at least 2x a day although 3x a day is better. Do not forget to floss to get rid of food particles that are wedged in between the teeth.

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If you are wearing dentures, take them off daily and soak in a cleaning solution. Brush the dentures to get rid of remaining dirt and to avoid bacteria build up.

If you are wearing dentures, take them off daily and soak in a cleaning solution. Brush the dentures to get rid of remaining dirt and to avoid bacteria build up.

Arrange and go to your dental appointments to make sure that your teeth are in their optimal health and to identify any possible issues.

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In addition to brushing your teeth everyday, you should also make a habit of cleaning your tongue. Use a tounge scraper to get rid of the white coating and slowly brush the back part to get it cleaned.

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Mouthwash should be part of your oral routine. Make sure to gargle for at least 30 seconds.

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You can also make your own mouthwash by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda with water. Another option is to use salt and mix it with warm water and use this as a gargle.

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Lastly, do not forget to change your toothbrush every 3 months minimum or as soon as the bristles start to sag or look out of shape.

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Lastly, do not forget to change your toothbrush every 3 months minimum or as soon as the bristles start to sag or look out of shape.

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