Bad breath comes and goes with time and age. Many want to naturally cure their bad breath, but don’t know where to start, or others just don’t have the money to pay for a mouthwash or some other oral health product to help clear their breath up.
Bad breath, believe it or not, can be no longer a problem for you, and you can clear it up without having to try three different mouthwashes to do so.
Before looking into different ideas and tips to help combat bad breath, one thing must be said.
Bad breath typically comes from sulfur producing bacteria, where they populate on top of the tongue or in the back of the throat. So the best way to treat bad breath is to treat the region where the smell is coming from .
If you are unsure where the smell is coming from, or how to diagnose from where it is coming from, you can take a look at one of my previous articles here. It goes through the different areas where your halitosis may be, and how to check for it.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at how to naturally get rid of bad breath.
Stop doing what your doing
The first way to naturally get rid of bad breath is by learning to stop doing the things that bring about your bad breath. And each person is different, so it’s hard to say what exactly you need to stop doing to have better breath. But I will give the few suggestions I can give, and help you out as best I can.
One thing that may give you bad breath is cigarettes. While I’m not here to discuss whether or not cigarettes have a hazard to your health or not, I can say that they have brought about halitosis.
So the easiest solution is to stop smoking, as hard as that may sound. Not only will you get rid of your bad breath, but you will also have more money on hand and possibly have better health overall.
Other things that can give you foul breath are things like garlic or onions. Some people, including me, sometimes like to take a clove of garlic and chew on it. Besides for the health benefits, chewing on garlic can help make your mouth clean and more fresh.
Once again, sometimes you must sacrifice what you do and what you eat, to bring you about better breath. Garlic and onions are exception. Pulling them out of you diet may just remove you halitosis permanently.
Eat the whole plant and not just part of it
Many times, changing our diet can help naturally clear up our bad breath. Learning to incorporate more natural foods and whole foods into your meals also helps to optimize your health as a whole.
One of the major things I struggle with is tonsil stones (more about tonsil stones can be found here). Tonsil stones are little balls of waste that are typically found around the tonsils. And they smell pretty bad, and make your breath even worse.
As I was reflecting on my short life, I realized that there was a point when I didn’t have to worry about bad breath, mainly when I was younger. And as I kept on reflecting, one thing stood out to me.
Back then, I would eat a lot of apples. I can remember eating at least six on one day, and probably had three or four of those in one sitting. And I would eat those apples whole. Starting from the side, I would work my way through the entire apple, skin, core, and all.
Now-a-days I would probably have about an apple a week. So I decided to do a little test, and see that if I ate more apples how that would affect my halitosis.
While the tonsil stones didn’t go away completely, my breath did improve, and when I took a whiff of several tonsil stones I had pulled out, I found them to be less foul-smelling as they normally were.
And apples aren’t the only whole food that can help with bad breath. Carrot sticks, celery sticks, greens, such as lettuce, spinach, and kale. All of those things can give you better breath, and better health overall.
If you can’t cure it, cover it (!?)
Sometimes, getting rid of halitosis means masking the smell of your breath. For example if you enjoy eating garlic or onions, and don’t want to give them up, you can find ways to mask their smell as you take it.
Chopping up garlic into tiny pieces can help with the smell. Also, sometimes taking it with honey can mask the smell of it.
Other times, as paradoxical as it sounds, you may want to actually take garlic or onions to mask the smell of what is coming from you mouth. Sometimes garlic smells better than your halitosis.
Chewing on some sort of mint, like peppermint, spearmint, or catnip, can help mask the smell of your halitosis and relieve you (momentarily) from your bad breath. Drinking mint tea, or green tea can also help get rid of your bad breath.
Masking bad breath by using mints is another option too. Sucking on peppermint candies can help relieve halitosis, as well as make you mouth more fresh.
If you want something more ‘natural’, using Vitamin C drops is also a viable option.
There are multiple ways to cure your bad breath naturally. And most are simple enough to implement today. From drinking more tea, to eating more whole and raw foods, bad breath can be cured simply and easily with things most people have.
Not only will you be able to relieve your halitosis, but you can also enjoy the overall health benefit that comes with most of these natural cures.
While most people don’t want to say this, say this I must. Some times going the natural way for curing things doesn’t work as well as you would like. Sometimes it works, sometimes it takes awhile for it to work, and sometimes it doesn’t work at all.
For whatever reason, sometimes buying a mouthwash isn’t a bad idea. You can check out this article on several products that I recommend.
Have you tried to cure your halitosis naturally? And did it work? Did you try something I suggested, and had a positive or negative breakthrough? Share them in the comments below!