Having a bad breath is very humiliating and socially unacceptable than the remains of a spinach salad speckled across a toothy grin. Bad breath can be intermittent as well. Certain food and drink, such as garlic, onions, coffee, and alcohol, can temporarily cause bad breath. Smokers also suffer from it. Whatever the cause, treatment involves correcting the underlying disorder or perhaps trying a few easy solutions above!
Salt Water Rinse
A natural way to freshen your breath instantly is to use salt water to rinse your mouth. Simply add some salt to a glass of warm water, mix it well, swish the solution around your mouth and teeth for 30 seconds and repeat. The bad odor is gone!
Cloves can also help freshen your breath instantly and make it kiss-ably sweet. Another advantage of cloves is that they help fight bad bacteria in your mouth that can cause cavities. So, simply suck on a few cloves a few times a day. (But, don’t use clove oil or powdered cloves – they are too strong and can cause burns.)
Apple Cider Vinegar
If you want to get rid of the offensive mouth odors caused by eating onions and garlic, it’s easily done by using some apple cider vinegar. Add some to a glass of water and swish lightly around your mouth. This natural mouthwash will neutralize odor and freshen your breath instantly.
Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
Another natural and easy way to freshen your breath is to simply have a crunchy snack, such as an apple, celery, or carrot. These fruits and vegetables act as natural toothbrushes and help to remove the odor-causing bacteria stuck on your teeth. Also, they stimulate saliva production, which also helps fight bad breath.
Make Your Own Alcohol-Free Mouthwash
Most over-the-counter mouthwashes contain alcohol, which dries out your mouth, inviting bacteria to move in. Here is an easy recipe you can try for making your own mouthwash with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Pour warm water, cinnamon, lemon juice, honey, and baking soda. This mixture is good for 2 weeks ahead.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil fights against the bad odor very well. It kills bacteria and microbes in your mouth. You can easily add it to your oral hygiene routine by adding a few drops of it to your toothpaste or simply brushing your teeth with the oil alone.
Of course, one of the best ways to guard against the buildup of odor-causing bacteria is having a good dental routine. A bad-breath-blasting routine should brush your teeth after every meal and flossing twice a day. If an unpleasant breath persists after trying one of our homemade bad breath remedies, then it is very important to make an appointment to see your dentist.