10 Amazing and Effective Ways to Get Rid of Bad Breath
Bad breath may be caused by several factors including bad oral habits, diet and poor health. Almost everyone is conscious about their bad breath, especially after drinking coffee or having a meal that may have had a lot of garlic. Bad breath can also be caused by a poor digestive system and no amount of rinsing may take away the odor unless the actual underlying cause is addressed. Harvard health blog concluded that bad breath is considered as a problem by 1/3 of most people. People usually visit the dentist due to this reason.
1What causes bad breath?
Bad breath can be caused by alcohol, onions, garlic and coffee as well as Paleo, Atkins and other low carb diets. Experts agree with the fact that poor oral hygiene is the main reason people suffer from bad breath and it is known as halitosis. At the back of the tongue and just below the gum line, millions of bacteria are present in those places. The bacteria will eat all the remaining food particles and protein present in the mouth which would make it release sulfur compounds, this is usually caused when the teeth aren’t cleaned properly on a regular basis.
2Why your bad breath won’t go away
If your bad breath never goes away, it can be a symptom of some serious problem. 10% of people suffering from bad breath may have pneumonia, bronchitis and other infections which are caused by problems in the throat, nasal cavity and even sinus. Diabetes, GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), liver conditions can also cause this problem. Another source of bad breath is the overgrowth of yeast, this is known as thrush or oral candidiasis. Antifungal medicine is used to treat this problem.
You don’t have to completely do all the yoga exercises for clearing your bad breath. Breath cleansing exercise which are said to remove toxins from the respiratory and nasal area should be practiced like Breath of Fire and Cooling Breath.
4Rinse with baking soda
Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda neutralizes the acidity levels in your mouth as well as kills the bacteria which emits bad odor, that’s why it is known as a natural breath freshener. In a glass of water, add ½ teaspoon of it and mix it for 30 seconds before rinsing.