With Valentines Day on the horizon, the last thing you want to worry about is embarrassing bad breath. But dont worry, there are plenty of natural ways you can fight it off.
Improper oral hygiene is a major cause of bad breath in most cases. When you do not follow a strict oral health routine that involves brushing your teeth twice a day with an all-natural toothpaste, flossing and using an all-natural mouthwash, then you are opening the door to bacteria to take up residence in your mouth. A build-up of bacteria leads to bad breath and potentially infected gum tissue.
Other infections such as those of the sinuses or gastrointestinal tract may also cause bad breath. If you think it could be an infection that is causing your bad breath, then you should visit your doctor for correct diagnosis and advice. Regardless of the cause, following a stringent oral health routine can help matters immensely.
In addition to your oral health routine there are several things that you can do in order to get rid of bad breath:
Cinnamon is a spice that is able to protect your oral health by eradicating bacteria. Its pleasant scent also leaves your breath fresh and clean smelling. Chewing on some cinnamon is a natural and effective way to keep your breath smelling good.
Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit are excellent choices when you want to overcome bad breath or other oral health issues. They contain high amounts of vitamin C and citric acid, which are very effective at eradicating bacteria in the mouth.
Fruits and vegetables that contain a high amount of fiber have also been shown to be effective at improving oral health and getting rid of bad breath. Some of the fresh foods that are packed with fiber and which help saliva production and to ward of bad breath include apples, celery, carrots and sweet potato.
The omega-3 oils in fish oil are very effective at reducing bacterial growth in your mouth. Fish oil has many other benefits for your overall health too.
You can chew your way to fresher breath with a few mint leaves. Clove, Cardamom seeds, fennel seeds and parsely are also good choices to freshen up your breath.
Sipping on a natural tea such as Fenugreek tea also works well to freshen your breath, but avoid adding processed sugar, which actually encourages bacteria growth and bad breath.
As we mentioned above, one of the best things you can do to fight off bad breath as well as prevent mouth and gum issues such as gum disease is brush twice a day and rinse with an all-natural toothpaste.
Your mouth and your valentine will be glad you did!
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