Bad breath which is medically known as halitosis, sometimes can be a result of poor dental health habits as well as a sign of other health issues.
Bad breath, which is medically known as halitosis, sometimes can result from poor dental health habits and a sign of other health issues. Your lifestyle and food types can also be the cause of bad breath. Getting rid of bad breath is a measure worry of so many people.
Which Poor Habits Cause Bad Breath?
- Chewing or smoking tobacco products
- Failure to floss
- Brush your teeth after eating
- Failure to visit a dentist at least once a year
1. Chewing or Smoking Tobacco Products
Tobacco based products are not generally suitable for the teeth. Chewing or smoking tobacco products stain the teeth and cause bad breath. These products also irritate your gums and reduce your ability to taste foods.
2. Failure to Floss
Flossing at least once a day, according to the dentist, is required by every person after eating. This is necessary because food particles that remain in your mouth, gums and tongue can cause bad breath. These food particles left in the mouth are suitable grounds for bacterial growth.
3. Brush Your Teeth After Eating
If your teeth are not adequately cleaned or brushed, food particles and odour causing bacteria can cause bad breath. Using antibacterial mouth rinses can help reduce bacteria. So it is required to brush your teeth after you eat.
4. Failure to Visit a Dentist At Least Once a Year
Visiting a dentist at least once a year is highly required. Cavities and gum disease can cause bad breath in some persons. So failure to see a dentist will only make it worse. Therefore, make it a routine to visit a dentist at least once; why not twice?
Does What you Eat Affect your Breath?
How to Get Rid of Bad Breath Naturally
Bad breath can be gotten away naturally by using a homemade remedy used by Cameroonians. This remedy is considered adequate by some people who experimented on it before. But there isn't any medical proof attesting that cloves can be used to get rid of bad breath. Below is a list of the items required to get rid of bad breath.
List of Items to Get Rid of Bad Breath
- 1 tablespoon of ground cloves, also known in Cameroon as matches spice or nail spice.
- 3 cups of water
- 2 stalks of parsley
- Boil the water
- Add the dry ingredients
- Keep it to boil for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and let it cool.
Method of Usage
Pour the contents into a clean bottle and use it as a mouth wash. After washing your mouth, rinse with water for 10 minutes and spit out. And enjoy the fresh breath.